Thursday, May 2, 2019

First Time Team Up of Gerald Anderson and Julia Barretto in Black Sheep's Between Maybes


From two different bracket of generation, Gerald Anderson and Julia Barretto is paired together in a movie under Black Sheep entitled Between Maybes. A story brought to life by Jason Paul Laxamana about two people who found peace in the mist unlikeliest places: in each other's company.

This is the first time team up of Gerald Anderson and Julia Barretto on the big screen. Also an interesting shot on location in Saga, Japan. Of course Japan is one of the richest preserve culture with such serenity and environment is so calm.

About the story of Between Matbes, Julia Barretto plays the character of Hazel, an actress experiencing troubles in her career and not having control of her life, in other words the character is feeling lost and wanting to escape from her present situation. As reaction to her situation she books a random flight and eventually ends up in the secluded prefecture of Saga, Japan. There she finds an unexpected confidante in the character of Louie, which played by Gerald Anderson, who isolate his life afar from his famiky after a heartbreak.


The two develop a functio al relationship. Hazel asks Louie to check on her as she's nit used to being on her own. Whike Louie finds Hazel's company and noise amusing, as it's a break from his simole world lacking human connection. Amidst the silence and isolation, Hazel and Louie find comfort in each other as yhey both needed iy at that certain point in their lives. But knowing far apart their worlds are, they can only hold on to the belief thatthat some encounters are special because of how fleeting they are.

The characters being portrayed by the two, Anderson and Barretto seems have a connection with them as they have something been up to with their life in the past. Julia's recent trip to South America was a means to take a step back and recalibrate from her busy schedule while Gerald felt that isolation often feels like a good choice just to get away from his life, even only for a while.

As for the process of Direk Laxamana, he makes his actors went through a series of workshops. What made this film even interesting is that majority of the film is shot in Japan during the bloom of the Sakura trees. A perfect serene place for the film. Plus the movie is themed with a song 'Your Universe' by Rico Blanco with a brand new version created specifically for the film by Acel, the original singer of Moonstar88.

For those who are seeking for an escape, you might need a dose of Black Sheep and Jason Paul Laxamana's refreshing take on fleeting romances and little moments that linger forever. After the loud noises of the election season and the endliss superhero brawls on multiplexes, maybe it's time to experience the beauty of Between Maybes.

Catch the film on cinemas nationwide starting May 15.

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