Who would say that a love story of an engaged Davaoeno Ernesto ‘Jazz’ Tigaldao, 22, and German Theodor Rutkowski, 56, won’t appeal and make a mark in the 2013 Cinemalaya and at international film festivals?
The documentary piece titled ‘Jazz in Love’ by filmmaker Baby Ruth Villarama will be shown at the University of the Philippines Cine Adarna in Diliman, Quezon City, on February 13, Thursday and 14, Friday with screening times on both dates are 4 pm, 5:30 pm, and 7 pm, respectively.
The film tells the story of both homosexuals—Tigaldao and Rutkowski, their encounter on facebook until the German suitor visits Davao to ask the blessings of the Tigaldo family who has not accepted Jazz’s homosexuality.
The film was the first documentary to open the prestigious Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival where it premiered in the previous year. It also competed at the 18th Busan International Film Festival in Korea, and it won the NETPAC (Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema) Award at the 1st Sala Mindanaw International Film Festival.
Apart from the award, the movie has received acclaim for its heartfelt representation of same-sex love, which is no different from heterosexual love.
Villarama, the director is a foreign correspondent involved in documentary and HD production the Philippines and ASEAN region. ‘Jazz in Love’ is her first independent documentary film.
For inquiries contact +639176276201, or call the UP Film Institute at (632) 9262722. Ticket price is Php100. Its screening is to be held at the 800-seater Cine Adarna on a first-come, first-served basis.