‘Dito at Doon’ to stream globally on Netflix, 4 other TBA Studios films on Netflix Philippines
Global streaming giant Netflix will release the must-watch movie of the year Dito at Doon (Here and There) on the service worldwide on September 2. Four other critically acclaimed films from TBA Studios will start streaming on Netflix Philippines in the coming weeks.
On August 15, local subscribers of Netflix Philippines will be able to watch two gems from TBA Studios’ library — 2016 Metro Manila Film Festival Best Picture and 2017 CinemAsia Film Festival Audience Award for Best Documentary Sunday Beauty Queen, and psychological thriller Bliss, for which lead actress Iza Calzado won the Yakushi Pearl Award (Best Performer) at the 2017 Osaka Asian Film Festival.
Sunday Beauty Queen is a documentary by Baby Ruth Villarama about domestic workers in Hong Kong who join a weekend beauty pageant on their days off. Bliss, helmed by Jerrold Tarog of Heneral Luna fame, is a story about a burned-out actress who finds herself under the care of her jaded husband and a creepy nurse named Lilibeth.
Two weeks after, Netflix will drop Dito at Doon (Here and There) globally on September 2, the film where lead actress Janine Gutierrez won the Rising Star Award at the New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) 2021. Set during the first months of the pandemic, the movie revolves around political science graduate Len (Gutierrez) and her online/offline frenemy Caloy (JC Santos). With polarizing views and challenges of not being physically together, will their relationship survive?
If you can’t get enough of director JP Habac’s auteurship from Dito at Doon, Netflix Philippines will also release his feature-length directorial debut, I’m Drunk, I Love You. on September 15. The film stars Maja Salvador and Paulo Avelino, in a relatable story about being intoxicated with unrequited love.
On the 49th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law, September 21, TBA Studios’ adaptation of F.H. Batacan’s best-selling mystery novel Smaller and Smaller Circles will start streaming on Netflix Philippines. Fittingly enough, director Raya Martin’s faithful interpretation of this award-winning story takes on the nation’s political amnesia.
Looking for more world-class Filipino movies on Netflix? Current TBA Studios titles streaming on the platform are epic historical films Heneral Luna and Goyo: The Young General, coming-of-age thriller film Birdshot, and romance dramas How She Left Me (Kung Paano Siya Nawala), Write About Love, and Us, at the End of the Year (Tayo Sa Huling Buwan Ng Taon).
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