By: Reymundo Salao
FDCP Cinematheque has just announced the extension of the screening of “2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten” by Petersen Vargas, on May 3 and 4, 2017 at 6PM.
Admission fee is PHP 150. The film opened at Cinematheque Iloilo last April 26, 2017 and has received a warm and packed reception, so much so that an extension is well deserved.
This Pinoy coming-of-age drama film directed by Petersen Vargas in his feature-length directorial debut and written by Jason Paul Laxamana, stars Khalil Ramos, Ethan Salvador and Jameson Blake. It depicts the mysterious coming-of-age tale of Felix after he met half-American Snyder brothers, Magnus and Maxim.
The film premiered on November 17, 2016 at the 2016 Cinema One Originals Film Festival, where it won three awards, including Best Picture.
The film follows the coming-of-age story of Felix (Khalil Ramos), a friendless and smart high school sophomore, who lives in post-lahar Pampanga in the late 1990s. His life takes a turn after the two new half-American students, the Snyder brothers, Magnus (Ethan Salvador) and Maxim (Jameson Blake), transfer to his school.
He finds himself drawn toward them, especially Magnus, who becomes his classmate. Magnus befriends him and he infiltrates the private lives of the Snyder brothers. He interweaves himself to the dark and mysterious motives of the Snyder brothers and at the same time, his interactions with them uncover desires within him that he has never confronted before.
FDCP Cinematheque Iloilo is located at the B & C Square Bldg., Iznart-Solis Sts., Iloilo City. It is Iloilo’s home of quality indie films and art films from the local and international cinema.