A week ahead of its commercial release on February 1, acclaimed Filipino indie film “Sakaling Hindi Makarating” gets a unanimous ‘A’ rating from the Cinema Evaluation Board (CEB). Its citation will be released next week.
Directed by Ice Idanan, “Sakaling Hindi Makarating” (In Case They Don’t Arrive) tells the story of a young woman named Cielo (Alessandra De Rossi) who is devastated when her boyfriend of 11 years breaks off their engagement two months before their wedding. After receiving a series of hand-illustrated postcards, she takes on a journey across the Philippines to look for the anonymous writer.
The film also stars Teri Malvar, Pepe Herrera, JC Santos, Elijah Canlas, Karen delos Reyes, Lesley Lina, Hiraya Plata, Jay Gonzaga, Gabriela Sebastian, Marius Talampas, and Irma Adlawan.
“Sakaling Hindi Makarating” is hailed by critics as one of the best local films of recent years. It won the following awards at last year’s CineFilipino Film Festival:
- 2nd Best Picture,
- Best Actor for Pepe Herrera,
- Best Director for Ice Idanan,
- Best Cinematography for Ice Idanan,
- Best Musical Score for Mon Espia,
- Best Sound for Raffy Magsaysay, and
- Best Editing for Hannah Espia.
The film is written by Idanan and Petersen Vargas (writer-director of Cinemalaya winner “Lisyun Qng Geografia”), and produced by Melai Entuna, Patrick Ostrea, Anina Rubio, and Idanan.