Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Crisaldo Pablo, Rayan Dulay, Arlan Degullacion, JV Roaxas, Ynez Veneracion
Director: Crisaldo Pablo
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Studio: Water Bearer Films Release Date: 09/09/2008 Run time: 81 minutes
Can Love Survive??
Amos Lassen | Little Rock, Arkansas | 08/09/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
Can Love Survive?
Crisaldo Pablo who gave us "Doubt" and "The Bathhouse" now gives us "Moreno" (WaterBearer Films); the story of two men in love but infidelity threatens to tear them apart.
Chris begins working on an investigative report on husbands who take several lovers in addition to their wives. His work forces him to look at his own relationship with Denver. Theirs is a relationship built on love but there is a great deal of cheating as well as infidelity. Chris, himself, favors monogamy and he feels that this should be enough for the two men. Denver, his partner, on the other hand, feels that he must prove that he is a "macho male" and to do this, he thinks that he must have other lovers aside from Chris.
Infidelity is nothing new to the gay community and Pablo explores it in "Moreno". He shows how it affects gay life in the Philippines and more directly how it affects Cris and Denver. I found that the film caused me to examine my own views on the issue. Cris and Denver deal with the situation as best as they know how and I am sure that many of us know couples that have dealt with it or are dealing with it now. It's an interesting film that is well photographed, well directed and well acted.
Another great Filipino Gay movie
fred6301 | Sacramento, CA, USA | 04/08/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Crisaldo Pablo is a talented director who is able to bring m2m relationships into the public eye and make you care about the characters he develops.
He is able to show gay couples that have the same problems and struggles that heterosexual couples grapple with.
Mr Crisaldo Pablo is able to develop interesting gay male characters that are not the stereo-type macho dancers, rent boys, or drag queens.
His work is thought provoking and encourages the viewer to hope that the characters will succeed in their relationships and achieve a sense of peace and satisfaction in their lives."