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Sigrid Andrea P. BERNARDO

  • Philippines
  • 2017
  • Korean Premiere
  • 96min
  • DCP
  • color
  • Fiction

I See You is a new directorial work of Sigrid Andrea P. BERNARDO, whose previous film Anita’s Last Cha-Cha was well received at the 17th Seoul International Women’s Film Festival in Seoul. This romantic piece set up the highest box-office record among Filipino independent films ever. The long-waited marriage of Lea, a Filipino tour guide in Sapporo, Japan, is called off and she suffers post-traumatic blindness. Then Tonyo, another Filipino living in Sapporo, turns up in devastated Lea’s life and takes care of her. The film, at this point, seems to raise a question, “can one love another without seeing him or her at all?” The twist, which follows afterwards, however, presents a surprising answer; sight does have little with whether someone could be in love with, or be loved by, someone else at all. Lea’s little journey in the latter part of the film demonstrates her enlightenment on this issue. What makes this otherwise hackneyed romance lively and attractive is the exotic and magical presentation of various cinematic elements: tourist spots in Sapporo, picturesque sceneries of Hokkaido, old myths and superstitions from either Japan or the Philippines, mascot costumes, etc. [HWANG Miyojo]

schedule

Code Theater Time Event Rate/Sub
052 Forest Cinema 2018-06-02  21:00 GV    
108 Forest Cinema 2018-06-04  20:00 GV    

Director

  • Sigrid Andrea P. BERNARDOSigrid Andrea P. BERNARDO

    Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo is a filmmaker from the Philippines. She is a graduate of Theater Arts at the University of the Philippines. Her works includes short films such as Woman, Little, Au Revoir Philip and Waiting to Whisper. Her feature films include Anita’s Last Cha-Cha, Lorna and her blockbuster hit Kita Kita. Her latest film Mr. and Mrs. Cruz is in competition at the Osaka Asian Film Festival 2018 and her leading actress won the Yakushi Pearl Award for Best Performer. Sigrid continues to make films with passion, advocacy, and love.

Credit

  • Cast Empoy MARQUEZ, Alessandra DE ROSSI
  • Screenwriter Sigrid Andrea P. BERNARDO
  • Cinematography Boy YÑIGUEZ
  • Art director Thesa TANG
  • Editor Marya IGNACIO
  • Music Len CALVO