‘Last Night’ is dark, mysterious, and captivating

  • Page Views 3266
  • Piolo Pascual and Toni Gonzaga clearly took risks by accepting their roles in a unique and complex movie that is Last Night. Tackling the sensitive subject of suicide, the story began in such a mysterious and interesting manner that it would make anyone wonder how the story would unfold. But while the first few minutes of the movie started in a dark mood, it developed into a story full of life and hope, one that would audiences leave the movie theater inspired and more appreciative of life and its daily challenges.

    Without a doubt, Piolo and Toni have once again created magic in this reunion project. Despite playing characters with many layers, the actors were seen as raw and natural. Each scene can easily pierce through one’s heart and soul.

    Piolo plays the role of Mark who believes he had no one to turn to in this world but himself. Overcome by sadness and depression brought by life’s challenges, he attempts to take his own life. Meanwhile, Toni plays the role of Carmina who also wants to end it all. Their lives intertwine one fateful night on Jones Bridge when both of them fail to commit suicide.

    Both agree to find another way to end their lives, this time together. As they bond and learn to understand each other’s heartaches, Mark and Carmina’s friendship blossoms. As their relationship becomes deeper, Mark begins to taste the sweetness of life amidst its bitterness because of Carmina.

    Just when you are convinced that the movie have already reached its climax, an unusual turn of events happens, a plot twist that would leave you baffled but makes the movie outstanding in the end. Last Night is truly a first in Philippine cinema and screenwriter Bela Padilla deserves high praise for writing such an unusual yet a spectacular story that would forever be remembered.

    Last Night is more than a film. It is an experience. Its outstanding cinematography which showcased the beauty of old Manila was woven perfectly into Mark and Carmina’s story. The music also helped set the mysterious, passionate, and charming mood.

    Last Night  international screening will be on October 6, 2017. See poster on Page 13.

    K. Cagape, push.com

    Share

    New Posts Recently publish post More

    • 22 September 2022
      7 days ago No comment

      Vhong Navarro under NBI custody for rape charge

      Metro Manila — TV host and actor Vhong Navarro remains under the custody of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) as of Tuesday, a day after he was slapped with two arrest warrants over complaints filed by model-stylist Deniece Cornejo in 2014. Navarro’s camp has yet to file a motion ...

    • 22 September 2022
      7 days ago No comment

      Meet and greet with Jinny, Ramon and Surrey Forward

      The Surrey Forward party is ready to serve the city and its residents. Surrey Forward is fielding Jinny Sims as mayoral candidate in the October 15, 2022 local election, and the party also has seven candidates for council. One of these candidates is Filipino Canadian financial professional Ramon Bandong. ...

    • Queen-Elizabeth-King-Charles-2022
      15 September 2022
      2 weeks ago No comment

      Farewell Queen Elizabeth, Long live King Charles!

      The world is mourning the death of Queen Elizabeth II, U.K.’s longest-serving monarch, who died on September 8 at the age of 96. Queen Elizabeth, whose reign spanned 70 years, was succeeded to the throne by her eldest son Charles, who has been proclaimed as King Charles III. The ...

    • 08 September 2022
      3 weeks ago No comment

      Filipino concert scene returns to Vancouver

      After a long hiatus because of COVID-19, the Filipino concert scene is revving up in Vancouver. A series of shows has been lined up starting in the month of September 2022, and ReyFort Media Group is calling on the community to support these events. The ReyFort Media Group wants ...

    • 01 September 2022
      4 weeks ago No comment

      Boni Barcia’s summer soiriee with B.C. NDP and Filipino community

      Boni Barcia hosted a summer party at his Coquitlam residence, which saw leading figures with the ruling B.C. NDP government rubbing elbows with members of the Filipino community. Among those in attendance at the August 28, 2022 bash was David Eby, presumed frontrunner in the race to become the ...

    %d bloggers like this: