FILMS

TANABATA’S WIFE

by  Lito Casaje, Charlson Ong and Choy Panglinan

The film is based on the classic Philippine short story ‘Tanabata’s Wife’ by Baguio born author Sinai Hamada published in the 1930s. It is the early part of the 20th century and Japanese immigrant farmers are doing well with vegetable gardens in La Trinidad Valley near Baguio, where they have pioneered the cultivation of salad greens in the region, among them Tanabata- San. Middle-aged and lonely, he hires a young Bontok woman, Fasang, as farmhand, and falls in love with her. They grow the garden, but Fasang is enamored of the city lights of an emerging Baguio.

CAST

Miyuki Kamimura, Mai Fanglayan

PRODUCTION

Directors: Charlson Ong, Lito Casaje, and Choy Pangilinan
Screenplay: Charlson Ong, Choy Pangilinan, Mao Portus, Juan Carlo Tarobal
Producers: Charlson Ong, Choy Pangilinan
Cinematographer: Nap Jamir
Editor: May-i Guia Padilla
Production Design: Martin Masadao

GENRE: Period Cross-cultural Romance

RUNNING TIME: 90 mins

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