‘Fan Girl’ will remind the Generation X and the Boomers of the eighties erotic films where this breakthrough film will most likely to follow in the footsteps of Fatal Attraction and Wild Orchid. Though different in storyline, ‘Fan Girl’ falls in the same genre of dark sex, infatuation, obsession, and violence comprising the film’s ingredients.
With these, one begs to question, “Are we looking at the return of erotica’s or ST films in Philippine cinema?”
Paulo Avelino’s offered a huge fan serving to moviegoers and fans IRL which helped the film trend on social media and made a lot of people curious. Watching it in full will reveal the actor giving away more than meets the eye.
The use of curse and explicit words were effective as it puts the narrative closer to reality and this could be the reason why ‘Fan Girl’ won the Best Picture award in the recently concluded virtual Metro Manila Film Festival 2020 awards night held last December 27.
‘Fan Girl’ wasn’t shy in bringing up the faces of reality through Charlie Dizon’s character Jane, the obsessed fan, and Paulo’s conversation all throughout the movie.
Paulo’s performance, as himself, was pretty convincing yet playful. He’s twisted but you can’t sense how big his damage is. You might be wondering after watching this movie, if some of the anecdotes that Paulo told Jane were just fiction or not.
Paulo’s name appeared as one of the executive producers of this film. Maybe this was offered to him to convince him to show more skin, for art’s sake.
Charlie showed a stellar performance in this film and it’s safe to say that she’ll go big as a dramatic actress in the future.
Paulo and Charlie, by the way, won Best Actor and Best Actress at the MMFF 2020.
‘Fan Girl’ also won Best Director (Antoinette Jadaone), Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Sound, and 3rd Best Float award.
This year’s MMFF was the first for moviegoers to watch the festival entries via video-on-demand through UPSTREAM PH and GMovies. Tickets were sold at P250 each and are available to stream once you complete the registration online.
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Here are the 10 MMFF entries that you can stream on UPSTREAM: Coming Home directed by Adolfo Alix, Jr, Magikland directed by Christian Acuña, Mang Kepweng: Ang Lihim ng Bandanang Itim directed by Topel Lee, Isa Pang Bahaghari directed by Joel Lamangan, Tagpuan directed by McArthur Alejandre, Suarez the Healing Priest directed by Joven Tan, The Boy Foretold by the Stars directed by Dolly Dulu, Fan Girl directed by Antonette Jadaone, The Missing directed by Easy Ferrer, and Pakboys: Takusa directed by Al Tantay.
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