Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Life of a Boatman

What constitutes the line between enjoying sex and doing sex for money?

An 18-year old sex virgin boatman, Alfred, shares his journey to discovering life's pleasures as he battles his fears and hangups.Set in a charming provincial town in the Philippines, where the river and the hanging bridge are equally popular to the tourists as the young boatmen,

SAGWAN explores the emotions of Alfred as he reluctantly gives in to the awakening of the flesh that his peers indulge with wild abandon.The smooth-running river of his romantic relationship with his mute girlfriend Cecilia makes a turbulent turn as his discovery of his family's dark secrets awakens him from his innocent beginnings.One unexpected chance makes him realize that ultimate pleasure lies beyond who you are and who you're with.

SAGWAN is directed by Monti Puno Parungao (Men of Provoq, TV’s Survivor Philippines)

UNCUT version premiere on February 4 @ the UP Film Institute.


Anonymous said...

Speaking of great movies from the Philippines ... I just watched Kambyo (got it via Netflix here in San Francisco, California) ... Great movie! Great script! I read back over some of your old posts and I don't understand the criticisms. It's a well-crafted, engaging story of some regular guys dealing with life's ups and downs. I'm eager to buy it to have a copy of my own and to support your efforts.

Anonymous said...

I really hope that the home video releases are uncut. The original DVD of Sagwan is rife with cuts. Dapat sana mas liberal sila sa rating of home video's kasi it's for private viewing naman at not for public exhibition and is sold only to person's of age.