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Directed by: Jerrold Tarog 2013 | 100 min.

Section: Spotlight on the Philippines

Premiere: United States


Sponsored by:

L&L Hawaiian Barbecue

Winning awards for Best Direction and Best Film in the Director’s Showcase at this year’s Cinemalaya, HIFF is proud to present IF ONLY, the final film in Jerrold Tarog's Camera Trilogy (CONFESSIONAL and MANGATYANAN being the two previous films). It is a love story about a woman whose wedding is thrown into disarray when a mysterious person arrives and reminds her of the man she really loves.

GMA Network’s Sunday All Stars host Lovi Poe plays Andrea — a woman with secrets of her own. As she begins to prepare for her upcoming nuptials to the ambitious politician Robert (TJ Trinidad), Andrea meets Dennis (Paulo Avelino) the wedding videographer — who is on a mission to get information from her. As the two begin to bond, Andrea begins to reminisce on her secret past, and her doubts on marrying Robert begin to grow. A moving film about contemporary love and relationships in present day Philippines, IF ONLY is imbued with a romantic spirit that is set to send audiences on an emotional roller coaster.

Synopsis written by: Minette Ferrer


Saturday, October 19 7:00 PM Dole Cannery C Date Passed
Sunday, October 20 4:30 PM Dole Cannery D Date Passed
Sunday, October 27 6:30 PM Kauai - Waimea Theater Date Passed
Monday, October 28 7:00 PM Hilo Palace Theater Date Passed

Cast & Crew

Director Jerrold Tarog
Screenwriter Ramon Ukit
Producer Jerrold Tarog, Daphne O. Chiu
Executive Producer Joey Abacan
Cast Lovi Poe, Paulo Avelino, Benjamin Alves, Ria Garcia, TJ Trinidad
Cinematographer Mackie Galvez
Production Designer Ericson Navarro
Editor Pats R. Ranyo
Music Director Jerrold Tarog
Sound Roger TJ Ladro

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