Brazilian-Japanese model Akihiro Sato stars in his very first acting role via the Cinemalaya entry, "Handumanan" (Remembrance).
Chin Chin Gutierrez and Jason Abalos topbill the film which was shot on location in Dumaguete, Negros Oriental. The film is about three people who seem to have lost hope of their worlds until their fateful encounter in a resort in Negros Oriental.
Chin Chin plays a romance novelist named Solita Locsin a.k.a. Soledad Miranda who cannot accept her publisher�s demand that she write erotic pocketbooks. When she is diagnosed with a terminal illness, she decides to quit her job and go back home to Dumaguete.
Jason is Alejandro Tan a.k.a. Lean. He wants to be a writer but he is trapped in his job at the Commission on Audit after finishing accountancy upon the wish of his mother. He also wants to escape from a world that has been harsh to his family.
Akihiro portrays the role of Carlos Silva, a Brazilian print ad model who is searching for his roots. He uses his blog to connect with people all over the world. After Sol finds out about blogging from her niece, she makes use of this new tool to continue writing. Intrigued with her writing, Carlos finds her blog on the Internet and expresses his wish to meet her personally. Meanwhile, Lean is assigned to audit in Dumaguete but his escapist attitude leads him to Sol, whose romance novels play a significant role in his life.
Handumanan will have its regular screening from July 29 to August 4 at the Robinsons Galleria Indie Sine.
Watch the full trailer of "Handumanan" (Remembrance) below: