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The moment I clicked on the teaser of this movie, I got so interested. “Teoriya” looks sleek and with an adrenaline-pumping music score at that. It’s not exactly playing to an out-of-the-box plot, but Director Zurich Chan has clear ideas on how to get your attention. The camera work is definitely clean and lead star Alfred Vargas seems to be in his best elements playing his character.
Here’s the plot of this Cinemalaya 2011 entry:
Teoriya is a story about loss that centers on the film’s main character, Jimmuel Apostol II. After hearing the news that his father has passed away, Jim goes back home to Zamboanga City after leaving ten years ago in bad terms with his father. He arrives in Zamboanga only to find that his father has already been buried and he doesn’t know where. Jim takes a journey around the Zamboanga peninsula and ultimately into his own self, finding the missing piece of his life.
I’m definitely including “Teoriya” in my short-list of movies to watch during the festival. I just love watching the works of promising new directors, and I hope Zurich Chan doesn’t disappoint with the full stretch.
By the way, this is part of the New Breed (Full Length) section. Aside from Alfred Vargas, it has Sue Prado in the small cast.