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Ang Huling Cha-Cha Ni Anita (2013)

Directed by: Sigrid Andrea Bernardo

Anita, a 12-year-old girl, falls in love with a grown woman amidst family pressure and society norms.

Having a controversial plot with innocent characters, this film was able to tackle issues of many colors in a subtle manner.

They were able to transcend taboo subjects into an open forum. The script was written to stir up discussions. Conversations were multi-faceted, with lines having double meanings for people to linger on. The scenes were accompanied by a perfect scoring that complements your mood and thoughts.

Therese Malvar 𝘢𝘴 𝘈𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘢 gave a compelling and honest performance, making her believable in every way. Her acting flows with no inhibitions.

Lenlen Frial 𝘢𝘴 𝘊𝘢𝘳𝘮𝘦𝘯 has a natural charm and wit that added more life and laughs into this film. Solomon Mark de Guzman 𝘢𝘴 𝘎𝘰𝘺𝘪𝘯𝘨 has the right amount of energy and dedication, allowing him to release the necessary emotions on certain scenes.

The rapport of this trio is addicting. They deserve to be the lead stars in this film, along with Angel Aquino who shines with class and elegance.

With all elements working hand-in-hand, the dance component appears to be an intermittent part of the film, serving as a nice-to-have prop. The significance of cha-cha was explained, although its implication to the main character was not explored. Their last act didn’t have enough fuel to arrive at a strong finish.

As a whole, the film still remains to be poignant—offering a different kind of love and life story that lets us see a more wonderful world with eyes wide open.



Cast: Therese Malvar / Teri Malvar, Angel Aquino, Lenlen Frial, Solomon Mark de Guzman, Jay Bordon, Marcus Madrigal, Lui Manansala

Presented by: CineFilipino, Studio 5, Quiapost Ekweytor MC, PixelEyes Multimedia Film Productions, Unitel Entertainment

Date Released: September 18, 2013 in Philippine cinemas nationwide

A Movie Review by: Goldwin Reviews



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