How does courtship take place in this day and age?
There are a multitude of ways for teenagers to stay in touch these days—from texting to emailing to a host of other messaging apps. In Vince & Kath & James, we see a love story flourish through text messages.
The movie, which started as a viral online series called Vince and Kath written by Jenny Ruth Almocera, is aptly called a “text-serye.”
Directed by Theodore Boborol, Vince & Kath & James is one of the eight official entries to the 42nd Metro Manila Film Festival.
The other eight movies are Ang Babae sa Septic Tank 2 #ForeverIsNotEnough, Die Beautiful, Kabisera, Oro, Saving Sally, Seklusyon, and Sunday Beauty Queen.
Here are some scenes from the official trailer of Vince & Kath & James:
Julia Barretto is Kath, a girl who receives mysterious text messages from a secret admirer.
Meet Vince, played by Joshua Garcia, the good friend who tries to help Ronnie Alonte (as James) win Kath’s heart.
As the exchange of text messages becomes sweeter by the day, James thinks it is time for him to reveal his true identity to Kath.
Before the big reveal, Kath had her doubts. “Paano kung di kami bagay?” Kath is surprised to learn that it is James who has been posing as her mysterious suitor Var.
One time, when James couldn’t make it to his date with Kath, he sends Vince to keep her company. “Kapag tinamaan ka, tinamaan ka,” says Kath. To which Vince replies, “Paano kung tanga ako? Di ko alam na tinamaan na pala ako.”
Vince & Kath & James also stars Maris Racal, Ian Veneracion, Bea Alonzo, Iza Calzado, Enchong Dee, and JK Labajo. It will be shown on December 25, 2016 to January 7, 2017.
The much-awaited MMFF Awards Night is set on December 29.
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