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Cathy Garcia-Molina says that the Sam-KC tandem is not competing with John Lloyd-Sarah love team

The Forever and a Day director says she just wants every one of her movies to be inspiring.

BY RHEA MANILA SANTOS

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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6/26/2011 11:20 PM
Cathy Garcia-Molina says that the Sam-KC tandem is not competing with John Lloyd-Sarah love team


062711-cathy-main.jpgAfter the successful showing of Forever and a Day at the box office, director Cathy Garcia-Molina says she has learned to deal with the pressure of coming out with a hit after doing previously successful projects like A Very Special Love and My Amnesia Girl. “Every movie kasi parang natatanong sa akin ito and opo, merong pressure and I would like to forget about the pressure kasi I’d rather concentrate on how to tell a good story again. Kasi totoo yung pressure, hindi masaya pagdating sa pressure ng expectations and sana more than to expect that this will be another blockbuster movie, sana mas ma-expect nila na ito’y isang magandang pelikula. Sana it will be a movie that will inspire you again. Ang major goal ko is for the viewer to come out of the cinema loving life again, having a different look on life,” she shares.

Direk Cathy says that people from all walks of life will be able to relate to the story of Forever and a Day because it deals with a universal theme. “I think in one way or another, I think each one of us has experienced loss, whether it be a break-up or in any form. Nawalan na tayo. And pareho silang mawawalan dito. Mawawalan at makakabangon. And I think ito yung pinakagusto ko about the film, more than it tells us about the kilig stuff sa love story, it tells us how to love and it tells us how to hope,” she explains. Direk also shares how proud she is of the work lead stars Sam Milby and KC Concepcion put in. “They were very good in this film. I was surprised, meron akong mga favorite scenes nila na talagang wow, sabi ko, artista itong dalawang ito,” she admits.

After successfully working on projects with the then untested tandems of John Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo, Direk Cathy says she is not bothered about whether the public would accept of reject the Sam-KC pairing. “It’s always naman a fear ‘di ba kung meron kang bagong tandem, hindi mo alam kung tatanggapin ng manunuod eh. Ang lagi ko lang sinasabi sa kanila, hindi naman kayo tatanggapin  bilang kayo, tatanggapin kayo bilang yung characters niyo. So for as long as ang makikita nila onscreen is not you but the characters, sa tingin ko magwo-work. Naniniwala ako na yung kuwento ang magdadala ng bawat pelikula. So kahit sinong ilagay natin na artista yan, kung maganda yung kuwento at nakakakilig, papatok din,” she recalls.

The talented director also admitted that her latest movie does bear certain similarities to the popular romantic Hollywood drama A Walk to Remember. “Yes, I must admit there is. There are factors that are pareho. Lahat naman I think ng love stories may pagkakapareho but it was told differently and the characters are different so ibayung journey, iba yung point ng pelikula. Even if it talks about the same thing,” she explains.