QCinema Festival’s audience choice awardee Hintayan ng Langit starring Eddie Garcia and Gina Pareño is getting a nationwide screening this month. The film is based on spoken word artist and Kapamilya actor Juan Miguel Severo’s one-act stage play for the Virgin Lab Fest in 2015. The movie adaptation is directed by Dan Villegas and is a co-production between Globe Studios and Project 8 Corner San Joaquin Projects (owned by top filmmakers Dan and girlfriend Antoinette Jadaone). Villegas and Jadaone join the list of award-winning filmmakers who have collaborated with Globe Studios for original film productions.
During the festival, Hintayan ng Langit received rave reviews for its gripping theme and excellent production value. It lives up to Globe Studios’ goal of delivering heartfelt but top-quality films.
During the Globe partnership launch, screenwriter Juan Miguel shared that the story was inspired by a personal experience during the wake of his grandmother a few years ago. His family saw a man crying in a corner who later turned out to be a former suitor of his Lola.
HINTAYAN NG LANGIT SYNOPSIS:
Lisang (Pareño) has overstayed in her waiting room in purgatory, occasionally causing other souls trouble for her own entertainment. When her waiting is about to end as she is set to cross over to the other side and have her room leased to a new tenant, the guy turns out to be Manolo (Garcia), her newly-deceased ex-boyfriend. Life or death takes a heartbreaking turn as Lisang and Manolo get a second chance to know each other again. In the process, the ex-lovers begin to experience what it means to be “alive” again and they examine the decisions they made in the past.
WATCH the trailer:
“When I first read the Hintayan ng Langit script for QCinema, I couldn’t put it down, and when I finished it, I couldn’t hold back my tears,” says Globe Studios Head Quark Henares. When I handed it to our producers, they felt the same way. This is a film Globe Studios HAD to do and I’m proud and happy we’re giving everyone a chance to see it nationwide. It’s different. It’s touching. It stays with you. Hope you can all catch it in theaters!”
Due to insistent public demand, you can watch Hintayan ng Langit on NOVEMBER 21 when it makes a theatrical run.
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WATCH the BLOGCON Q&A Highlights:
Do Direk Dan, Eddie Garcia, and Gina Pareño believe in heaven?
Eddie Garcia and Gina Pareño shares their experience in working with millennial director Dan Villegas
Direk Dan raves about the punctuality and professionalism of Eddie Garcia
What is their idea of HEAVEN?
Did younger stars ever make Eddie Garcia and Gina Pareño wait on set? How did they react?