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Victor Villanueva, who made his debut in the seventh year of Cinema One Originals with the quirky comedy My Paranormal Romance and is also known for the breakout favorite Patay Na Si Hesus, is directing Lucid from a screenplay by newcomer Natts Jadaone, which is about the phenomenon of lucid dreaming but slanted at an angle where it attains a supernatural agency.
Alessandra De Rossi plays a young woman who leads a lonely, mundane existence in the real world but who has the perfect life in her lucid dreams which she can somehow control, meets a mysterious stranger, played by JM De Guzman, who challenges her to turn her dream life into something a bit more adventurous. Then her dreams become more real than her reality and the line between the two starts to blur.
“It’s a bittersweet movie about the pain of longing, and also of self-empowerment, and it’s new territory for me, the way it switches between bleak and whimsical, meditative to the bizarre. It’s about the clashing of the waking life and the dreamlife, but in a modern Filipino context, escaping the clutter of everyday emptiness. In a world of self-doubt and confusion, do we awaken or stay asleep?” The man of your dreams is on his way but only in your dreams. Kaya mo?
Lucid premieres on November 10, 7:30 PM at Trinoma.