Coco Martin (foreground) plays a character who is torn between continuing his relationship with Paolo Rivero (background) or ending it completely. They have one night to decide in Adolf Alix Jr.'s Daybreak. Photo: Courtesy of Adolf Alix Jr.


Dubbed as indie cinema's matinee idol, Coco Martin will once again topbill an independently produced film that takes a peek into the relationship of two men. He was last seen in the indie film Condo, which was directed by Martin Cabrera.


In Daybreak, Coco plays the role of a boatman who becomes sexually and romantically involved with another man played by Paolo Rivero. The two men have one night to decide whether or not to continue their same-sex relationship.

 

In an interview with PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal), Coco describes his passionate love scenes with his co-actor. "May love scenes kami ni Paolo Rivero na bigay na bigay," say Coco. "Walang sinabi yung sexy scenes ko sa Masahista. Dito, talagang halos hubo't hubad na. Ang love scenes, hangga't maaari, hindi na namin dinaya."

 

Daybreak will have exclusive screenings on February 13 and 14 at the University of the Philippines Cine Adarna (formerly UP Film Institute).



The regular run follows on IndieSine from February 20-26.

 

Daybreak (2008)
Written by Charliebebs Gohetia
Directed by Adolfo B. Alix Jr.

Production Designers: Tonee Acejo and Jerome Zamora
Cinematography: Albert Banzon
Executive Producer: Noel Ferrer
Line Producers: Arleen Cuevas and Maxie Evangelista

Cast: Coco Martin, Paolo Rivero


SYNOPSIS. Daybreak happens entirely in one place: a rest house in Tagaytay and only with two characters. Their dramatic conflict—to breakup or continue their love affair—takes place in a single night. William (Paolo Rivero, Live Show) and JP (Coco Martin, Masahista) allow us to know their biggest lies and the biggest truths...two people loving each other, clinging to each other, betraying each other—testing the fragility of their feelings.



Memories and dreams, truths and lies, fears and desires, betrayal and honesty, love and hate are all intertwined in one night.



Behind the veil of words, they are drawn to each other, but will sunrise bring this intimacy to an end?