Fan Girl

  • 100'
  • Philippines
  • 2020

Schoolgirl Jane adores Pinoy heart-throb Paulo Avelino. After a public appearance to promote his latest melodrama stint, Jane manages to hide in the back of his car – to later find herself in an old mansion where Paulo lives like a melancholic doomed soul from a gothic tale, or the beast waiting for his beauty.

In a splendid feat of acting derring-do, Paulo Avelino plays a self-deprecatingly sinister fictional version of himself, essentially a creation of Jane’s imagination. For, once we find ourselves in that almost-empty, a bit decrepit, palatial home of the star, the film becomes a head-trip into the mind of a young woman dealing with her angst and desires. Such meta-movie experiments are nothing new to Antoinette Jadaone, but never before did she offer so many twists, turns and levels, and such a long and complex arc of aesthetic and psychological development in a single work. Wow!

Director
Antoinette Jadaone
Country of production
Philippines
Production Year
2020
Festival Edition
IFFR 2021
Length
100'
Medium
DCP
Language
Filipino
Producers
Bianca Balbuena, Dan Villegas
Production Companies
Epicmedia Inc., Project 8 Projects
Sales
Epicmedia Inc.
Screenplay
Antoinette Jadaone
Cinematography
Neil Daza
Editor
Benjamin Tolentino
Production Design
Ferdi Abuel
Sound Design
Vincent Villa
Music
Teresa Barrozo
Cast
Paulo Avelino, Charlie Dizon, Micko Laurente, Camille Penaverde, Milo Elmido Jr., Aikah Agnote, Bea Alonzo