"The Love of Siam," a romantic drama from Thailand that has been all abuzz because of an element of gay love in its plot, was shown in the Philippines through Cinemanila 2008. The movie was controversial in its home country not because of its storyline, rather because it was marketed as "a straight movie." Nevertheless, this film is Thailand's official entry to the 81st Academy Awards for Best Foreign-Language Film. Meanwhile, Mario Maurer was awarded as Best Actor in Cinemanila's Southeast Asian Film category.
If you have missed its Philippine run, just like I did, don't fret because screenings of Cinemanila winning films has just been extended.
Catch "The Love of Siam" on the following dates on Gateway Cineplex in Araneta Center, Quezon City:
October 23, 9:00 p.m. at Cinema 7
October 25, 9:00 p.m. at Cinema 2
October 26, 9:00 p.m. at Cinema 4
October 27, 8:30 p.m. at Cinema 2
October 28, 8:30 p.m. at Cinema 4
and October 29, 9:00 p.m. at Cinema 3
Please note that schedules are subject to change. For more information, visit Cinemanila.org.ph.