#Cinemalaya2017: Jake Cuenca & Anna Luna Star in the Adventure Love Story “Requited”

A disease-stricken biker attempts to conquer a treacherous terrain on one final adventure that pitted him against nature and the woman he desires.

The film directed by Nerissa Picadizo is one of the ten finalists of the Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival 2017. It will star Jake Cuenca (Lihis, Mulat) and Anna Luna (Paglipay) as Matt and Sandy.

Matt (Cuenca) is driven by one ultimate goal: to bike all the way from Manila to Mt. Pinatubo to defy his ill-fated life. His body is ravaged by Parkinson’s disease, an early stage of blindness and a faltering faith, but his resilience to live and end life on his own terms carries him through. He encounters a road block in Sandy (Luna), who ironically, is the person he’s running away from and “the one” he wants to be with most. Together they bike through the tough terrains and lahar-filled lands of Mt. Pinatubo where they experience many challenges on the road. As Sandy gets tangled in Matt’s anger and desperation; and his hidden plan of suicide, she becomes an unwitting sacrifice for his redemption.

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The 13th Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival will be held on August 4-13, 2017.

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