Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Man in the Lighthouse (2007)





















Release Date: 2007

Language: Tagalog

Director: Joselito Altarejos

Main Cast: Harry Laurel, Justin de Leon

Summary: This digital feature is a homoerotic journey in finding one’s true self. Mateo has been searching for his father who left when he was five. His search leads him to Lobo, Batangas only to discover that his father is in Dubai. Awaiting his father’s return, Mateo works as the caretaker of Lobo’s lighthouse. Here, he meets Jerome, a gay man from the city. What ensues soon after the meeting is the beginning of his homoerotic journey. As this new friendship develops, Suzet, Mateo’s girlfriend continues to struggle for his love and attention. What begins as a search for one’s father evolves into a search for one’s self. Will Mateo, in the midst of his conservative rural community, cross the thin line between being straight and being gay? This story is a search for oneself as seen through the lens of rural homosexuality, myths and fairies and the lies that people create to escape the bitter realities of life.

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