What if you had one last trip to be with the person you love before you end your relationship? How do you say goodbye?
VIVA Films, the producer of 100 Tula Para Kay Stella and Sid & Aya (Not a Love Story), in cooperation with BluArt Productions and XL8, continues to redefine the romance genre in Philippine cinema with its special pre-Valentine offering, “Hanggang Kailan?”
Xian Lim and Louise Delos Reyes star as Donnie and Kath, a couple who’s celebrating their second anniversary. But instead of looking forward to more years together, they agree that this is going to be their last even though they are still very much in love.
Before they totally go their separate ways, Donnie and Kath take a 4-day/3-night vacation in Saga, Japan. Amidst picturesque landscapes, new memories will be made, hearts will break. And they’ve always known that this is bound to happen.
Bona Fajardo, the man behind noteworthy films such as I Found My Heart in Santa Fe, Kahit Ayaw Mo Na, and Iliw, is the director that brings this screenplay by Onay Sales to life. In a past interview, director Fajardo had encouraged audiences to keep watching movies to discover stories to your liking. “’Pag nagustuhan mo ang sine ituloy-tuloy mo na yan… kung ano ‘yong hinahanap mong ganda, kung anong istorya, nandiyan naman lahat ‘yan, makikita mo ‘yan.”
This is the first time for Xian and Louise to work together.
Aiming for longevity in show business, the Kapuso-turned-Kapamilya actress says she’s willing to try different roles to keep honing her craft. On TV, Louise was last seen in Asintado. Her last movie project was Para sa Broken Hearted (October 2018). It’s interesting to see how her team-up with the Chinito Heartthrob will bring out a side to her that her fans haven’t seen.
Meanwhile, Xian’s involvement in this movie goes beyond acting. The XL8 mentioned above is his new venture. Like Louise, Xian is not afraid to try new things. Last year, he started his basketball career, playing for Mandaluyong El Tigre in MPBL (Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League). Around that time, he was also part of the box-office hit movie Miss Granny.
“Hanggang Kailan?” opens in cinemas on February 6.