Paulo Avelino, Maja disappointed by early pullout of I'm Drunk I Love You; FDCP responds

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Paulo Avelino and Maja Salvador appeal to moviegoers to support their movie I'm Drunk I Love You, which is being pulled out from cinemas. Currently, the offbeat romance movie is being screened in 11 moviehouses.

I'm Drunk I Love You
leading man Paulo Avelino is disappointed that his indie film is being pulled out from cinemas.

The actor took to Twitter earlier today, February 22, to express his disappointment with cinemas, especially with the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP).

As of press time, his movie with Maja Salvador is showing only in 11 cinemas.

Paulo, who is also one of the film's producers, called out one particular movie house that pulled out the movie.

He wrote, "Ayala malls is well known to support the arts in any kind of platform. I used to watch alot of indie films at GB cinemas. Anong nangyari?"

In another tweet, he shared his sentiments with FDCP chairman Liza Dino.

The ABS-CBN actor wrote, "Mas malala pa pala yung nangyari sa mga pelikula at mga tao sa likod nito na nagbigay parangal sa BANSA natin. Anong nangyari? @lizadino

"FDCP (Film Development Council of the Philippines) FILM DEVELOPMENT? Paano? Anong nangyari?"


Netizens who are supportive of the film are now using the hashtag #SaveIDILY

Liza responded to Paulo's tweets a few hours later.

She asked the actor: "Question:what marketing activities did you undertake to promote your film? Trying to assess here kung may gap somewhere."

The FDCP chairperson pointed out that the agency is already making a move regarding the "First day last day" showing that mostly happens to independent films.

Liza also told Paulo, "Fdcp is working with stakeholders para masolusyunan ang mga issues like first day last day. We are w you,our mandate is still limited but

"@mepauloavelino we are working relentlessly to find solutions. Mahirap pag walang batas. Gayunpaman, ginagawan namin ng paraan."

Lead actress Maja also shared the same sentiments as Paulo regarding the pullout of I'm Drunk, I Love You in cinemas.

The actress first tweeted a screenshot of her screaming face from a teaser of her ABS-CBN primetime series Wildflower.


She then pointed out that their film is being pulled out on its first week while Hollywood films enjoy many weeks of screening.

The actress even quoted lines and events from other local films such as One More Chance (2007) and My Ex and Whys (2017).

Maja wrote, "Kung si popoy at basha may second chance. Bakit di niyo kami kayang bigyan ng second week sa sinehan? #SaveIDILY

"Pangit ba pelikula namin? Kapalit palit ba kami ng foreign films? Hindi naman diba? Then whyyyy?!?!?!!?  #SaveIDILY

"PH cinema! mahalin niyo naman yung pelikula naming #ImDrunkILoveYou

"Hindi na nga ako kayang mahalin ni Dio pati ba naman kayo! #SaveIDILY"

"#ImDrunkILoveYou on its Second Laban Week!!!  #SaveIDILY"

I'm Drunk I Love You
started showing in cinemas last Wednesday, February 15.

LIZA SOBERANO. Fellow ABS-CBN star Liza Soberano has been helping Paulo and Maja by retweeting posts about I'm Drunk I Love You. 

It is interesting to note that Liza is starring in the Star Cinema movie My Ex And Whys, which is currently being screened in cinemas nationwide.


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