cinema one memories and impressions

cinema one

A handsome indie film actor came in inside the Trinoma Cinema One theater house with a male buddy actor. He was tall, slim and elegant and very Filipino-looking. He climbed the stairs up and passed the other rows wherein other showbiz personalities and theater enthusiasts were seated and excitedly waiting for the film “Volator” shown up. It seemed, the actor wanted a better row and a seat that could be near his heart. And he found it. It was the left side row of the venue, and below that seat, lower to him, was, the blogger’s seat.
The blogger saw him and heard his voice.
“Hi, Alex”, the blogger greeted the actor.
“Hi, tito Robert! Nice to see you here!”, the actor happily replied.

alex
alex

It could have been something else, but the mystery of life was out to be shown. And the lonely blogger preferred not to look back anymore. As he saw the film “Violator”, which was the best film he saw (and happily, it also won the Best Film at the recently-concluded 2014 Cinema One Originals awards night), he knew that reality was totally different from dreams and visions. He knew, too, that he was bound for something else and a dream was still waiting for him.
Just minutes ago, he was supposed to be seated in a different row, in the middle section of the cinema house. He chose that seat number “D-E”, but someone else took it. He was late in entering the theater venue because he bought some coffee and a donut. Upon seeing that someone took his seat, he saw another indie film actor (his crush, actually) seated beside that seat number. It could have been him seated beside that actor. And it’s okay even though the actor has got a female date beside him. The actor was RK, one of the stars of the film “Violator”.
rk
rk

In life, there could be many “misses” and many “fall-outs”, plus many mistakes, too. You tend to lose your poise and proper bearing when you saw people you love and adore, people who mattered, people who cared. And somehow, your love for the CINEMA was all that mattered, coz it entertained you and it was like the mirror of life and the water that quenched your soul.
The blogger was also there at the Gala Night of the movie “That Thing Called Tadhana”, but hid himself from the young actor named JM de Guzman. The blogger was already content seeing how the fans shrieked and shouted upon seeing him. That was all that mattered for the blogger. Like a mother who cared for her son, it was the feeling he felt. His good comeback at the Cinema already made the blogger happy after knowing that JM had already recovered from his drug problems.
jm
jm

Just a week ago, the blogger knew how JM managed to love him back. It was at the press conference of 2014 Cinema One originals held at the restaurant 9501 of ELJ Building in ABS-CBN compound. He asked JM the first question on that mid-day event. And JM stood-up facing him. The blogger’s voice cracked, nervously toned-up. He was at the verge of crying but heavily managed to control the bursting-out of tears because everyone was looking at him and JM. It was as if the world stood still at that moment.In a different dimension of life, JM was like a son, and facing a mother at that moment was the most beautiful picture of all.
At the Cinema One opening night, wherein the film “Esoterika: Maynila” was exhibited, the blogger saw lots of faces. This was one of the few events that a blogger truly enjoyed deep within his heart. He saw how people still supported the art of a TRUE CINEMA. Not the art of a commercial cinema. He saw sponsors, elite people, ordinary fans, veteran celebrities, media writers and friends- all gathered-up in one great event and celebration of a CINEMA. It was a moment of triumph. How the Cinema persevered and fought. How the young indie film artist were still trying to fight for it.
vince
vince

And Vince Tanada came on that night, too. It was perfect. The blogger felt so grateful that a man from the theater world managed to support the Cinema, too. And on that opening night of a festival, wherein Vince was also the star of “Esoterika: Maynila”, it seemed that a merging had happened. People from different worlds collided- all for the glory of a true Cinema. The film “Esoterika: Maynila” was shocking but beautiful.
ronald
ronald

The blogger greatly saw the efforts of a man behind this film festival- and his name: Ronald Arguelles, the Chairman of 2014 Cinema One Originals film fest. Ronald was there all along. In almost all the events leading to and connected to the festival. He looked so tired and weary at times, but his spirit of courage and faith kept on. In the end, he organized a festival that was all worthwhile and unforgettable.
sandino
sandino

The films that a blogger saw were all so good. All the ten competing films were executed and directed with great passion and intensity. “Esprit de Corps” made the blogger feel the beauty of gay love, and the magical scenes on the swimming pool and the forest were so everlasting in sight, executed by director Kanakan Balintagos with proper clarity. Sandino Martin, Lharby Policarpio and JC Santos were all so good! Especially Mr. Sandino Martin who used his eyes as his acting tool and felt his character’s sensitivity all throughout this film. Congrats, Sandino.
“Red” was truly fascinating. Though quite homophobic in nature, the film collided with dreams and violence and it was really hard to do that.
The other Asian films that a blogger saw were also magnificent. And also the restored version of the classic film “Hindi Nahahati Ang Langit”. It was all too great.

FAST CUT TO:

The dim indoors of the Trinoma mall complex looked so scary when you walked there all alone when it was about to close gates and doors after watching the last full show at the cinemas there. You just didn’t know where to exit, and where the doors where.
Sudenly, you were at a MAZE.
You felt so vague, so strange. It’s as if there was a void in your existence. It’s as if someone was gone.
You walked there ALL ALONE. Amidst the closed shops and restaurants… and you felt, you’re about to meet someone.
In the end, no matter how the journey was, the ONE will be TWO.

CINEMA ONE COULD HAVE BEEN…

CINEMA “TWO”

FOREVER.

(as the words were written, in robert manuguid silverio’s “book of love”, dated: NOVEMBER 17, 2014).

"two"
“two”

SA UNANG GABI NG PAGBUBUKAS NG “CINEMA OF ONE”

open21open28open59

openxx

Ang lamig ng gabi ay tumutusok na sa aking kaluluwa at mga kalamnan. Ang simoy ng hangin ay mistulang naging kakaiba. Nagbabadya ng kung ano. Nagpapahayag ng mas kakaibang damdamin.

Ito ang gabi ng Nobyembre a-nueve, isang petsang magmamarka sa kaisipan ng isang nilalang na sadyang nagmahal sa CINEMA. Kasama pa ang marami niyang mga kaibigan (nakikita man o hindi) na nakipaglaban, nagprotekta at nagbuyangyang ng kahalagahan nito.

Ito, oo, ito nga, ang gabi ng CINEMA “ONE”.

Ng 2014 CINEMA ONE ORIGINALS INDIE FILM FESTIVAL.

Isang film festival na magpapakita ng ekspresyon ng sining, kultura at kaganapan sa lipunan. Mula sa mga kamay at imahinasyon ng mga bata at baguhan pang mga direktor at manunulat. Ng mga artistang masayang nagsipag-ganap sa kani-kanilang mga pelikulang kasali sa pestibal na ito. At lahat ng uri ng film artists na nag-contribute ng kanilang mga kahusayan at “expertise” para sa muli, magbigay pugay sa larangan ng CINEMA. At, ng ISA.

THE “CINEMA OF ONE” NA TINATAWAG.

Maaga pa lamang ay nagdagsaan na ang mga tao sa magandang lobby ng Cinema 7 sa may Trinoma mall na kung saan ay gaganapin ang event. Ang nagsilbing opening film ng gabing ito ay ang pelikulang “Esoterika: Maynila” ni direk Elwood Perez, at pinagbibidahan nina Ronnie Liang at Vince Tanada. Pagpasok na pagpasok pa lamang ng isang mapagkumbabang blogger sa venue ng event, agad niyang narinig ang magagandang musika ng orchestra band na nasa gilid ng event venue. Nagpatugtog sila ng mga klasikong awitin at musika, tunay na nakapagpakalma at nagpaganda sa atmosphere at texture ng event na ito.

Unang-unang nagdatingan ang mga media people sa venue. Maaga pa lamang ay naroon na sila, isang oras bago magsimula ang eksaktong oras ng event na 6:30 p.m. Magandang senyales ito, dahil kapag nasabik ang media sa isang event na ganito, alam mo nang positibo ang magaganap. Alam kasi ng media people kung okey o hindi ang mga mangyayari. Para din silang “psychics”.

Mahirap na lang banggitin pa ang mga pangalan ng mga bigating media people and entertainment journalists na nagsipagdalo sa event. Pero tila mas nakakataba rin ng puso ang pagsuporta ng mga mainstream film directors na tulad nina Bb. Joyce Bernal (ang aga niyang dumating sa event), Joel Lamangan, Adolf Alix, Jr., Gil Portes, Kanakan Balintagos, at marami pang iba. Ang suportahan ng mga direkto sa isa’t-isa ay isang “uniting factor” sa mundo ng CINEMA.

Nagsimula na ang cocktails. Nagmistulang naggitgitang sardinas at mga naipit na tinapang bangus ang mga tao sa lobby/venue ng Cinema 7. Bigla ang pagdagsa ng mga tao. May mga nakapila sa reception area ni Ms. Kathy Solis (p.r. ng abs-cbn events), at sa cocktails area naman, ni hindi ka na makalakad at hindi mo na mapuntahan ang mga gusto mong puntahan na celebrities dahil na-“trap” ka na sa kinalalagyan mo.

Sparkling glasses of red wine ang isinilbi ng mga waiters sa mga bisita, at umapaw talaga ang mga wines na iyon. Sumunod na ang masasarap na dishes na cocktail foods. Mga French menu dishes ang isinilbi nila, with some sweet bread delicacies.

Siyempre, naro’n din halos lahat ang mga baguhang direktor na kasali sa ten competing film entries ng Cinema One. Tulad ni direk Nash Ang, Paolo O’Hara, Malay Javier, Remton Zuasola, Sigrid Andrea Bernardo, Alex Figuracion, at iba pa. Kasama pa ang mga artista ng kani-kanilang mga pelikula.

Parang Hollywood talaga ang dating. Nandu’n sina Lance Raymundo, Maribel Lopez, ang beauty queen na si Dindi Gallardo, Mara Lopez, Angela Bayani, Sandino Martin, ang dating aktres na si Monique Rivera, Katya Santos, Shamaine Centenera, at marami pang iba.

Marami ring mga familiar faces na mula sa mundo ng fashion, mga corporate people, sponsors, film buffs and film artists.

Sa labas naman ng venue, santambak naman ang mga mababait na fans ni Vince Tanada (kasabay pa ang mga theater actors niya sa Philippine Stagers Foundation) na nasabik ng husto sa pagdating ng kanilang idolo. At nu’ng dumating na si Vince, tunay na nagtilian at naghiyawan silang lahat.

FAST-CUT TO:

 

Nag-umpisa na ang maikling programa sa loob ng Cinema 7. Nagpasalamat si Mr. Ronald Arguelles sa lahat ng mga sumuporta at dumalo sa opening night na iyon. Nagsalita rin si direk Elwood Perez at nagsiakyatan din sa stage ang buong cast and staff ng pelikulang “Esoterika: Maynila”. Mauna dito, nag-akyatan din ang sampung baguhan at datihan nang mag direktor sa mga competing films ng 2014 Cinema One Originals.

Mula sa malawak na paningin ng isang blogger na tila isang “bird’s eyeview” mula sa kanyang kinauupuan sa loob ng teatro, ang kaganapan ay NATUPAD NA.

Ito nga siguro ang dahilan ng lahat. Na mabuhay pa rin…

Ang

“CINEMA OF ONE”.

 

(mga salitang nilikha ni robert manuguid silverio, mula sa kanyang “aklat ng pagibig”).

mr. vino oriarte with adelle lim and chris lim
mr. vino oriarte with adelle lim and chris lim

 EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS BY: MR. VINO ORIARTE (of https://www.facebook.com/vinoriartephotography)

open open1 open10 open101 open102 open103 open104 open105 open106 open107 open109 open2 open20 open21 open23open24 open25 open26 open27 open28 open29 open3 open30 open31 open32 open33 open34 open35 open36 open38 open39 open4 open40 open41 open42 open43 open44 open45 open46 open47 open48 open49
open5

open50

open55

open56

open57

open59

open6

open60

open61

open62

open63

open64

open65

open66

open67

open68

open69

open7

open70

open71

open72

open73

open74

open75

open76

open77

open78

open79
open8

open80

open81

open82

open83

open84

open85

open86

open87

open88

open89

open9

open90

open91

open92

open94

open95

rk bagatsing stars with joel lamangan and victor neri in “violator”, a 2014 cinema one originals film

RK BAGATSING STARS WITH JOEL LAMANGAN AND VICTOR NERI IN “VIOLATOR”, A 2014 CINEMA ONE ORIGINALS FILM.

A psycho-horror set in the brink of an apocalypse. Three policemen with nowhere to go and everything to lose meet a mysterious stranger in their precinct that will force them to confront a darker secret amidst them.

Starring: Victor Neri, RK Bagatsing, Anthony Falcon, Timothy Mabalot,
Andy Bais and Joel Lamangan

Directed By: Eduardo Dayao

RK: stars with two veteran actors in a new indie film
RK: stars with two veteran actors in a new indie film

joel lamangan: acting this time
joel lamangan: acting this time

victor neri: good comeback
victor neri: good comeback

edwin del campo and manuel del campo photographs the press conference of 2014 cinema one originals fest- “inTENse”!

FULL TEXT AND STORY OF THIS GREAT PRESS CONFERENCE TOMORROW, ON THE NEXT ISSUE OF THIS BLOG! MEANWHILE, ENJOY THE PICTURES OF MR. MANUEL DEL CAMPO AND EDWIN DEL CAMPO BELOW!!!!—- SSSIP 🙂

PHOTOS BY: EDWIN DC AND MANUEL DEL CAMPO OF https://www.facebook.com/workwithMEphotography?pnref=story

CO1

co2

co3

co4

co5

co6

co7

co8

co9

co10

co11

co12

co13

co15
co16

co17

co18

co19

co20

co21

co22

co23

co24

co25

co26

co27

co28

co29
co3

co30

co31

co32

co33

co34

co35

co36

co37

co38

co39

co40

co41

co42
co45

co47

co48

co49

co50

co51

co52

co53

co55

co56

co57

co58

co59

co60

PressCon: Cinema One Originals 2014
Yesterday · · Taken at ELJ Bldg, ABS-CBN
C1 Originals Festival 2014 – Press Conference
Restaurant 9501, ABS-CBN
November 4, 2014

Work with ME Coverage
with Showbiz Reporter/ Blogger Sir Robert Silverio

Photographers:
Edwin del Campo ( Edwin DC )
Manuel del Campo ( DC Manuel III )

LIKE US: https://www.facebook.com/workwithMEphotography
for Events/Occasions/Celebrations Contact Us!

RESTORED FILMS features in 2014 cinema one originals fest!

one

hindi

c111
c111c111

film

2014 CINEMA ONE ORIGINALS FESTIVAL

RESTORED FILMS

“ONE MORE CHANCE”
Directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina

Cast:
Bea Alonzo
John Lloyd Cruz
Maja Salvador
Derek Ramsey

SYNOPSIS:
Having been lovers since college, Popoy (John Lloyd Cruz) and Basha (Bea Alonzo) are now ready to take the next step – get married and start a family. Everything seems perfect until Basha (Bea Alonzo) suddenly becomes uncertain of her feelings towards the domineering Popoy (John Lloyd Cruz). And so, Basha boldly ends her relationship with Popoy so that she may find her self and fulfill her own dreams–leaving Popoy severely devastated. After some time, Popoy and Basha cross paths again. This time, Basha is the one in for a surprise when she finds Popoy grow into a completely different man – a man who is happier, a man who is less controlling, and a man who is enjoying his newfound love in the arms of another woman. And although Basha has found what she has been looking for in life, secretly though, she still yearns for her beloved Popoy to love her again and give her a chance to continue the love she abruptly ended before. So after everything that has happened, will Basha and Popoy’s love be given one more chance?

“HINDI NAHAHATI ANG LANGIT”
Directed by Mike De Leon

Cast:
Dina Bonnevie
Christopher De Leon
Edu Manzano
Lorna Tolentino

SYNOPSIS:
Young Noel Delgado (Marco Polo Garcia /Christopher De Leon) and Melody (Jennifer Sevilla /Lorna Tolentino) become step-siblings when prosperous building contractor Ariston Delgado (Nestor De Villa) marries Agnes Agriva (Gloria Romero), a prominent interior designer. Noel and Melody grow up belligerent from the start. Melody appears to be trying hard to get attention while Noel remains indifferent. Agnes dies and the lonely Ariston soon follows with a heart attack. Noel becomes the legal guardian of Melody who is annoyed with Noel’s strict and old fashion ways. The two should have parted ways when each got married but still their lives intertwine when Melody’s cost-cutting expertise gets her into the construction business as Noel’s business partner, stirring jealousy and suspicion in their respective spouses

“KAPAG LANGIT ANG HUMATOL”
Directed by Laurice Guillen

Cast:
Vilma Santos
Richard Gomez
Kristine Garcia
William Lorenzo
Gloria Romero
Jeffrey Santos
Eula Valdez
Carmina Villaroel

SYNOPSIS:
Housemaid Florinda (Vilma Santos) is made pregnant by Hector (Richard Gomez), son of her patrician employer Doña Octavia (Gloria Romero). Florinda is maltreated and thrown out of the house after the scheming and denigrating Doña Octavia switches her new born infant with the still born child of Hector’s wife. Vilified, Florinda swears retribution; she raises herself from poverty when her dying new employer gives half of the inheritance with a request for Florinda to raise her orphaned son Oliver. Fate has it that Oliver (Jeffrey Santos) and Florinda’s estranged daughter Bernadette (Carmina Villaroel) become sweethearts. Florinda unknowingly sets her vengeance on her alienated daughter by foiling their wedding.

“ORO, PLATA, MATA”
Directed by Peque Gallaga

Cast:
Joel Torre
Liza Lorena
Cherie Gil
Sandy Andolong
Fides Cuyugan
Lorli Villanueva
Mitch Valdes
Manny Ojeda
Ronnie Lazaro
Abbo De La Cruz

SYNOPSIS:
Set in the milieu of an impending world war, the insouciant Filipino aristocracy is oblivious of the forthcoming danger. They scorn the Japanese capability against the formidable Americans. But panic grips everyone when the news of the fall of Corregidor comes, except the knowledgeable Don Claudio Ojeda who remains sensible. The Ojeda family evacuates to Hacienda Lorenzo, home to a landed family friend in Negros, where they feel safe to continue their nonchalance while playing mahjong. But soon the invading Japanese army arrives driving them into the mountains. Still, they try to hang on to their privileged life without realizing that all are equal in times of war. Meanwhile, Lorenzo’s often berated subservient and former field supervisor has turned bandit and, with his men, divests them of their valuables, food and chastity. Soon, they realize that war can bring out the animal instinct in man.

“ANAK”
Directed by Rory Quintos

Cast:
Vilma Santos
Claudine Barretto
Amy Austria
Baron Geisler
Cherry Pie Picache
Joel Torre

Synopsis:
After six grueling years of working as a domestic helper in Hong Kong, Josie (Vilma Santos) finally gets the much-awaited opportunity to come home to the Philippines and reunite with the family she left behind. But instead of coming home to a harmonious family, Josie is torn to pieces when she sees her family falling apart little by little. Carla (Claudine Barretto), her oldest daughter, despises Josie for abandoning them and blames Josie for her father’s death and her wasted life. Timid and shy Michael’s (Baron Geisler) studies are in jeopardy when he loses his scholarship. While Daday (Sheila Mae Alvero), Josie’s youngest, remains distant to Josie after her long absence. What will Josie have to do to repair the damage of being away from her children for so long and to put her family back together again?

NEW ASIAN CINEMA features in 2014 CINEMA ONE ORIGINALS FEST

ASIA
ci

2014 CINEMA ONE ORIGINALS

NEW ASIAN CINEMA

1. “THE LUNCHBOX”
a film by Ritesh Batra
(India)
Cast:
Irrfan Khan
Nimrat Kaur
Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Synopsis:

Middle class housewife Ila is trying once again to add some spice to her marriage, this time through her cooking. She desperately hopes that this new recipe will finally arouse some kind of reaction from her neglectful husband. She prepares a special lunchbox to be delivered to him at work, but, unbeknownst to her, it is mistakenly delivered to another office worker, Saajan, a lonely man on the verge of retirement. Curious about the lack of reaction from her husband, Ila puts a little note in the following day’s lunchbox, in the hopes of getting to the bottom of the mystery.

This begins a series of lunchbox notes between Saajan and Ila, and the mere comfort of communicating with a stranger anonymously soon evolves into an unexpected friendship. Gradually, their notes become little confessions about their loneliness, memories, regrets, fears, and even small joys. They each discover a new sense of self and find an anchor to hold on to in the big city of Mumbai that so often crushes hopes and dreams. Still strangers physically, Ila and Saajan become lost in a virtual relationship that could jeopardize both their realities.

2. “BLACK COAL, THIN ICE”
a film by Yinan DIAO
(China)
Cast:
Liao Fan
GWEI Lun Mei
NI Jingyang
WANG Xuebing
WANG Jingchun
YU Ailei

Credits:
Director Yinan DIAO
Producer Vivian QU
Producer WAN Juan
Co- Producer SHEN Yang
Co- Producer ZHANG Dajun
Executive Producer BU Yu
Executive Producer Daniel Jonathan VICTOR
Executive Producer Han Sanping
Executive Producer Han Xiaoli
Executive Producer HONG Tao
Director of Photography DONG Jinsong
Art Director Liu Qiang
Editor Yang Hongyu
Screenplay Diao Yinan
Sound Design Zhang Yang
Composer WEN Zi
Production Company Jiangsu Omnijoi Movie Co., Ltd.

Synopsis:

In 1999 a gruesome killing and mutilation takes place in a small town in northern China. A worker from a coal plant has been murdered, and the severed parts of his body are found in various locations across the province, hundreds of kilometers apart. The police investigation soon uncovers multiple suspects, but the attempt to bring them in for questioning takes a heavy toll; two police officers are killed and one is wounded.

The officer that was wounded, Zhang Zili, is forced to retire and take on what he feels is a demeaning job as a security guard in a factory. In 2004, as a group of uncannily similar murders comes to light, he is the first to realize that all the victims had been in a relationship with one woman, Wu Zhizhen. With the help of an old colleague on the force, Zhang decides to solve the mystery, hoping to turn his life around in the process. Wu Zhizhen works in a laundry shop, and Zhang poses as a customer to find a way of approaching her. Slowly he gets to know her and begins to court her. What he hasn’t counted on is that he finds himself falling in love with her …

One bitterly cold winter night, he has an epiphany. Nothing is as it seemed, and he is in serious danger. Justice will eventually win out, but innocence and guilt are not so easy to assess. And what about what he feels in his heart?

3. WINTER SLEEP
a film by Nuri Bilge Ceylan
(Turkey)

Cast:
Haluk Bilginer
Melisa Sozen
Demet Akbag
Synopsis:
Aydin, a former actor, runs a small hotel in central Anatolia with his young wife Nihal with whom he has a stormy relationship and his sister Necla who is suffering from her recent divorce.
In winter as the snow begins to fall, the hotel turns into a shelter but also an inescapable place that fuels their animosities…

4. “COMING HOME”
a film by Yimou ZHANG
(China)

Cast:
Li GONG
Daoming CHEN

A couple is forced to separate when the husband is imprisoned for political reason. When he is finally released after a few years, he returns home only to find that his wife has amnesia. Her memory of her husband stays in the past and she is still waiting for her husband to come back. The husband will go to great lengths to recall his wife’s memory.

5. “THE GOLDEN ERA”
a film by Ann HUI
(Hong Kong)

Cast:
Wei TANG,
Shaofeng FENG

An epic journey chronicling the obscure life of Xiao Hong, one of the most influential female writers in modern Chinese literature, pieced together with episodes from her own writings and recollections from her friends.

6. “HAEMOO (Sea Fog)”
a film by SHIM Sung-bo
(South Korea)

Cast:
KIM Yoon-seok
PARK Yu-chun
HAN Ye-ri

Crew:

Director SHIM Sung-bo
Executive Producer KIM Woo-taek
Producer BONG Joon-ho, CHO Neung-yeon, Lewis Taewan KIM
Co-Producer TBC
Screenplay SHIM Sung-bo, BONG Joon-ho
Cinematographer HONG Kyeong-pyo
Lighting Director KIM Chang-ho
Editor KIM Sang-bum, KIM Jae-bum
Production Designer LEE Ha-joon
Make-up HWANG Hyun-gyu
Wardlobe CHOI Se-yeon
Original Music TBC
Sound LIVETONE(CHOI Tae-young)
CGI Effect TBC

Synopsis:

Based on true events, the 69-ton stow net fishing boat’s crew attempt to smuggle in illegal migrants in order to keep their fishing jobs. But their plan goes wrong when they meet a tragic accident while transporting the thirty or so illegal migrants on the ship through the heavy sea fog. And amid the chaos, the youngest crewman Dong-sik tries to protect a female migrant who he falls in love with against the crazed Captain Kang and other crew members.

7. “HILL OF FREEDOM”
a film by HONG Sangsoo
(South Korea)

Cast:
KASE Ryo
MOON Sori
SEO Younghwa
KIM Euisung
YOUN Yuhjung

Crew:
Director HONG Sangsoo
Producer KIM Kyounghee
Screenplay HONG Sangsoo
Cinematographer PARK Hongyeol
Editor HAHM Sungwon
Original Music JEONG Yongjin
Sound KIM Mir

Synopsis:

Kwon, a language school instructor, stops by her old workplace and receives a thick envelope addressed to her. A Japanese instructor named Mori had proposed to her two years ago. She turned him down. Mori had immediately gone back to Japan, but now was back in Korea looking for her. The envelope enclosed letters he had written to her during his search through Seoul. After Kwon finishes the first letter in the lobby, she grows faint coming down the staircase and drops the letters. She gathers them off the floor and sees there are no dates on the letters. She now has no way of knowing the order in which they were written.