Differentiating the reel from the real in the MMFF 2020’s Fan Girl


Fanaticism has become a major problem not only on the topic of religion and politics around the world. Even the entertainment industry has its own version of it, fandom. Lahat tayo ay may kanya-kanyang bias in terms of our entertainment idols, and we are guilty about it of becoming so passionate that we end up losing our boundaries.  This is the story that filmmaker Antoinette Jadaone wanted to convene in her 2020 Metro Manila Film Festival entry Fan Girl that will be streamed via UPSTREAM.ph and selected theaters starting December 25.

Fan Girl follows the story of April played by the breakthrough actress Charlie Dizon and Paulo Avelino in fictional self. Being a fan like April, she becomes obsess with his idol Paulo and ended staying with him for a day after hiding in the back of his car. But not all things are beautiful like the way she sees him in the movies. April is up for a one kind of movie where she is the lead with Paulo but everything will be real, and she doesn’t know how it will end.

The film will take its viewers to a place that will break the boundaries on how people will see the difference of what is real from the real. Things that they don’t see when the camera stops rolling and the spotlight has turned off. And si April ang magsisilbing mata natin kung ano ang maaring mukha ng mga inidolo natin kung sakaling hinubad na nila ang kanilang mga characters and most of all their make-ups to reveal their real selves.

This experimental movie will surely be Paulo’s make or break moment on how the viewers will perceive him with his fictional character. At the same time will show a different kind of Charlie from her recent bubbly character in Star Cinema’s Four Sisters Before The Wedding.

Tickets are now available on UPSTREAM.ph for only Php 250 and streaming will start on December 25 worldwide. Once streaming was done, the effectivity of the access will last for 24 hours. The film is accessible worldwide.

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