Monday, September 21, 2009
(Filmmaker Joselito Altarejos (in blue shirt) giving instructions to his actors .)
From the director of "Ang Lihim ni Antonio" and "Ang Lalake Sa Parola", Joselito Altarejos comes a new film, "Ang Laro ng Buhay ni Juan".
The film explores two hours in the life of Juan Reyes, known to others as Erwin. Juan is a 25 year old Masbate native who just found his way to Manila three years ago. Erwin has tried his hand at many odd jobs and now works as a live-sex performer at an underground gay bar but has decided to leave Manila for good.
On the day of his departure, he will take us with him as he makes life decisions—big and small. The most important one of all is leaving the impoverished place which he called home for a year, capping it with his emotional goodbyes with his lover, Noel. And, how a raid by the authorities marred his last performance in an underground bar called Inner Sanctum which changed his resolve.
The film shows how "ordinary Juan" distracts himself from the nagging problems of survival in order to continue playing the game called life.
ANG LARO NG BUHAY NI JUAN is the first film produced by BEYONDtheBOX.