"That Thing Called Tadhana" In US Theaters Starting March 27The Angelica Panganiban and JM de Guzman starrer "That Thing Called Tadhana" will be released in US theaters starting on March 27. The Cinema One Originals film had a successful nationwide release last month, and received rave reviews from critics and film viewers.
The movie amassed P134 last month, and has been named as the highest grossing indie film of all time as its screenings was sold out nationwide.
Director Antoinette Jadaone has also been awarded numerous times including the Audience Choice and Best Actress awards at the 2014 Cinema One Originals Films Festival, as well as the Best Actor award at the Gawad Pasado for JM.
"That Thing Called Tadhana" has also been chosen in various international film festivals, including the Osaka Asian Film Festival 2015, the Los Angeles Asian Film Festival and the Hawaii International Film Festival.
Angelica is very happy with the film's success. She is also excited to bring the film abroad, and hopes it will experience the same success it had here.
Winning the Best Actress trophy is also a humbling experience for the actress. Just being nominated with Nora Aunor, Vilma Santos and Sharon Cuneta is already a big honor for Angelica. She felt like she won already for hearing her name alongside these showbiz' greats.
On the other hand, JM also said he's grateful to play the role of Anthony. From the very start, JM already believed in the script and the compelling story, but he never thought it would be this big.
Everything is happening fast for the comeback actor, and it feels surreal, he added.
"Tadhana" is his big comeback to showbiz after being in rehab for drugs. He laughed when asked if his role in "Tadhana" means he's already a matinee idol.
For now, he is pleased with the movie's success because it will bring more awareness to indie filmmakers, actors and producers.
Aside from international screenings, "That Thing Called Tadhana" will have an outdoor screening at Cinema One's Boracay summer event on March 28. It will also have a book adaptation.
"That Thing Called Tadhana" tells the story of Macy (Angelica) and Anthony (JM), two strangers who took on a journey together that changed their lives, perhaps, forever.