“That Thing Called Tadhana” is a 2015 Filipino romantic comedy film starring Angelica Panganiban and JM de Guzman. This official entry to the 2015 Cinema One Originals is for me a similar version of the American movie “Before Sunrise”. With both main characters starting a conversion about life and eventually about love.
Synopsis: “That Thing Called Tadhana,” a romance-comedy in the tradition of “Before Sunrise” is what Antoinette Jadaone has created. The films asks the questions “Where do broken hearts go?” and tells the story of a woman, struggling to meet airline baggage requirements, who meets a man who comes to her aid. Both in despair out of love, they form a charming friendship that will take them to Sagada in their attempts to mend each other’s hearts.
Genre: Romance, Comedy
2014 Cinema One Originals Film Festival
Best Actress: Angelica Panganiban (won)
Audience Choice (won)
Champion Bughaw Award for Full-length Feature (won)
Best Picture (nominated)
13th Gawad Tanglaw Awards
Best Actress: Angelica Panganiban (tied with Nora Aunor) (won)
2014 Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature
Best Screenplay: Antoinette Jadaone (3rd place)
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