When you're nursing an aching heart, the easiest solution is to hide in your room and have your fill of Adele's entire discography. But when you've watched Angelica Panganiban scream on Mt. Kiltepan one too many times, it's time to move on... to more sawi movies, duh! Break out the gallon of ice cream, and immerse yourself in these heart-wrenching indie films that will speak to your current love life.
Sakaling Hindi Makarating(2016)
Watch it when... you need an extra push to go about your day.
There's nothing quite like a breakup to make you feel alone in this world. Suddenly, you don't have a plus-one for parties, no one to text all day, and you can't seem to go one day without seeing a sappy couple. In Sakaling Hindi Makarating, Cielo (Alessandra de Rossi) finds herself in a similar situation after her fiancé ends their 11-year relationship. She starts to receive mysterious, hand-painted postcards from all over the country, which motivate her to get up and explore the Philippines.
Ang Kwento Nating Dalawa (2015)
Watch it when... your non-relationship fell apart.
Everyone's experienced it; you know, that "kayo, pero hindi kayo" situation where you walk the fine, fuzzy line between friends and something more. Enter the bittersweet tale of Sam (Nicco Manalo) and Isa (Emmanuelle Vera), whose complicated love story faces an even bigger dilemma when they are forced to go their separate ways. Whether one of you was too afraid to take the plunge or things just didn't work out, this is a movie that will have you reaching for tissues.
Baka Siguro Yata (2015)
Watch it when... you're in need of a good laugh.
This 2015 Cinema One Originals entry revolves around an odd-ball love story that spans three generations. At the center of it all is Carlo (Dino Pastrano), who resorts to a one-night stand after his long-term girlfriend dumps him. Meanwhile, his estranged parents rekindle their relationship by cheating on their respective partners. The film deals with a lot of complex situations in a hilarious and relatable way.
Watch it when... you're hopelessly single and in search for love.
Sleepless perfectly depicts the unsure yet promising beginnings of a relationship between Gem (Glaiza de Castro) and Barry (Dominic Roco), who are drawn together by their shared insomnia and loneliness. Their blossoming romance slowly unfolds through a series of lighthearted conversations, and it's enough to give you a glimmer of hope after all the heartbreak.
Watch it when... you're recovering from a tumultuous relationship.
Relationships are never perfect, with some even rockier and more challenging than others. Kasal's gay couple, Paolo (Oliver Aquino) and Sherwin (Mike Liwag), have their fair share of infidelity and trust issues, but they resolve to work through their problems. When they attend a wedding together, the event re-opens old wounds and they must decide whether their relationship is worth fighting for.
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