Three Days of Darkness (Tatlong Araw ng Kadiliman) blends an apocalyptic scenario with the taboo topic of adult female sexuality.
With Three Days of Darkness, director Khavn De La Cruz attempts not only to redefine the public's current perception of what a local digital feature is, but also to break new grounds and techniques in local filmmaking in general, reinventing a genre and testing its limits.
opening day of the film last December 12, theater houses that were supposed to
screen the film were unable to show Three Days of Darkness
on time because on that same morning, the Movie and Television Review and
Classification Board (MTRCB) had changed its rating of R18 (for adults only without cuts) to
Rated X (unfit for public exhibition).
Even though it was shown already
to select viewers during its premiere last December 4, Khavn De La Cruz's film suffered a setback when it
was Rated X by another set of MTRCB reviewers. During the first review of the
MTRCB, the producers of the film received a "festival permit" that was "good for fifteen
(15) days" only. Filmless Films, the producer of the film, disclosed that Three Days of Darkness initially had a rating of R18 without cuts.
However, when the group applied
for its five-year commercial exhibition permit, the film underwent another
review. A different set of MTRCB reviewers opted to change its rating to Rated
X because of the graphic scenes between Katya
Santos, Gwen Garci, and Precious Adona.
On its third and final review, the "lightness" of the story convinced the MTRCB reviewers, including Ms. Jackie Aquino Gavino, Direk Boots Bautista and Mr. Ricardo De Leon, to revert to the original rating of R18 without cuts.
SYNOPSIS. Three desirous women, each harboring a dark secret of their own, are trapped inside a house in chilly Baguio. Their pent-up emotions and passion inevitably surface while they are in a highly volatile situation. What eventually consumes these women is the total darkness that covers not only their abode but probably even the world outside. Could it be finally happening—the end of the world signaled by three days of darkness? What evil lurks in the dark that make playthings out of these hapless women? What horror awaits them?
This ultra-dark, ultra-seductive independent film features the daring and luscious duo of Katya Santos and Gwen Garci with their newest Viva Hot Babe sister Precious Adona and young stud Bugz Daigo of GMA Artist Center.
Three Days of Darkness is being screened until December 24 at Robinsons Galleria, Robinsons Ermita, and Robinsons Bacolod.
Three Days of Darkness (2007)
Cast: Katya Santos, Gwen Garci, Precious Adona, Bugz Daigo
Director: Khavn De La Cruz
Editor: Lawrence S. Ang
Cinematographer: Albert Banzon
Production Design: Jeck Cogama
Story: Khavn De La Cruz
Screenplay: Alfred Aloysius Adlawan
Production Manager: CJ Bolatano
Producer: Chits Jimenez, Khavn De La Cruz
Production Company: Filmless Films
Running time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
MTRCB rating: R-18