Those living in the US are in for a treat. Select states are going to screen the indie hit That Thing Called Tadhana, starring JM de Guzman and Angelica Panganiban.
Starting March 27, 31 cinemas in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Texas, Virginia, and Washington, will play Tonet Jadaone’s film.
That Thing Called Tadhana follows Anthony and Mace, two people recovering from a breakup. They meet in an airport in Rome on their way back to the Philippines, and they go on a road trip to move on from their failed relationships. It premiered at the Cinema One Originals Film Festival in 2014, where Angelica won the Best Actress Award. It hit mainstream cinemas this year, and became the highest grossing Philippine independent film, earning P134 million. A tidy sum considering it was heavily pirated.
It also joined international film festivals like the Osaka Asian Film Festival in Japan, and the Los Angeles Asian Film Festival and the Hawaii International Film Festival in the US.
The film became so popular that the Philippine government used its poster as an ad for passport application.
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