The short film “Saranghae My Tutor” by Victor Villanueva has been selected for the Cinemanila Young Cinema Shorts Competition which will be held at Market Market, Taguig on Nov. 11 to 17.

This romantic comedy tells the story of Benjamin Fructuso Pilapil (played by Ozzie Ouano), a lonely guy who earns money by teaching English language to Koreans who come to the Philippines. He works in an ESL Academy in Cebu, where he meets Mi Ok (played by Dongim “Serena” Kim), a beautiful Korean girl who will turn his world upside down.

I love how timely the plot of this movie is, with the current fascination of Filipinos for everything Korean and the influx of Koreans to the Philippines. Hopefully, this would highlight the connection between Korea and the Philippines even more. It’s also interesting how it compares the language of love with learning a second language. Based on the premise alone, I think the movie is well thought out and may have potential for commercial appeal. So I’m really looking forward to watching this.

Thanks to Saranghae my tutor for the photos.


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9 responses »

  1. giAn says:

    Wow!!! Where can I watch this film? I don’t know anything about this until I read this post. Will it be aired in the Philippines anytime now?

    • joon 준 says:

      Yes, this movie is going to be part of the Cinemanila competition films. So you can watch it during the run of the competition this November in Market Market, Taguig. (^~^)

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  3. :O a very interesting plot! 🙂 would they also air this movie in other malls aside from market market? 🙂

  4. Hello! I am the director of the film! thank you for writing about the film.

    I would like to invite you and all your readers to come watch the shortfilm at Cinemanila. It will be on Tuesday, 7pm at Bonifacio GLobal City High street, venue is on the open gorunds of the area, jsut walk along high street and if you see a tent and a projector that’s the one. It will be screening along wiht other films.

    the best part is, it is free! so bring your friends along and have a good time with Saranghae my Tutor!

  5. tina says:

    sir, what about in Market market? is it for free also?

  6. tina says:

    what time will it start?

  7. Francis says:

    Sir Victor congratulations. I truly hope that there will be another screening here in Manila. I missed the Cinemanila event. Thank you.

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