Just like any relationship, life and love are utterly complicated. But that doesn’t mean that one will just give up the search for that great love. And what better way to relive the pain, the struggle and the “kilig” moments of yesteryears than watching a movie that anyone can relate with?
From the same production company that gave moviegoers Birdshot, Goyo, and Hintayan ng Langit—Globe Studios —comes another high-quality, timely and endearing film.
Its latest offering LSS, short for Last Song Syndrome, continues Globe Studios’ high standards with a timely story of two young lovers experiencing the reality of adulthood. Coupled with a soundtrack especially created by the biggest band in the local music scene Ben&Ben, LSS will surely provide the butterflies in the stomach as an official entry in the 2019 Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP) set to unfold on Sept. 12 to 28.
“When our co-producers Dokimos Entertainment came to us with the project, we immediately fell in love,” Globe Studios Head Quark Henares says about the movie. “Being a big music fan, I understand how songs can really bring people together, and the image of Khalil Ramos and Gabbi Garcia finding each other to the music of Ben&Ben was irresistible.”
Directed by Jade Castro, who also directed the big-hit rom-com My Big Love and the critically acclaimed and award-winning Endo, LSS details the lives and hopes of Zak and Sarah, played by real-life couple Gabbi and Khalil, who both love music and eventually fall in love with each other.
Sara and Zak somehow manage to embroil themselves in a chain of almost-but-not-quite-there-yet romantic sojourns while on the heels of an up-and-coming indie-folk band, played by the phenomenal 9-piece band Ben & Ben.
Last March, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) announced the first three movies that made it to the PPP, which include LSS, Cuddle Weather and Panti Sisters.
“Globe Studios has come a long way in showcasing quality films that aren’t what you expect such as Hintayan ng Langit, Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral, Panahon ng Halimaw, and Kuwaresma. With LSS, we are giving a fresh new take on an all-too-familiar genre. We are so excited to tell this story in a funny, poignant and at the same time, enthusiastic way that has not been seen—and heard, before,” Henares end.
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