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Director Antoinette Jadaone talks about her MMFF film: ‘Ang sarap ma-in love’

Director Antoinette Jadaone talks about her MMFF film ‘All You Need is Pag-ibig’

BY RHEA MANILA SANTOS

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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12/13/2015 6:08 AM
Director Antoinette Jadaone talks about her MMFF film: ‘Ang sarap ma-in love’


121315-ANTOINETTE_main.jpgAside from taping the hit Primetime Bida series On the Wings of Love, director Antoinette Jadaone presented her MMFF film entry All You Need is Pag-ibig to the media during the grand press conference held last December 7 inside ABS-CBN. Direk Tonet also wrote the script for the romantic comedy which features love in all its many forms. "I think yung title ng movie it’s really what I really feel na all we really need is pag-ibig kasi parang kahit na masaktan ka or may mangyaring maganda, gaya nung mapapanuod niyo sa movie, kahit na masaktan or hindi, pag nagmahal ka, wala kang talo pag umibig ka kaya all you need is pag-ibig,” she said.

The movie stars Kris Aquino and Derek Ramsay but also has two other love teams. Direk Tonet said she treated each love angle with equal attention. "Yung bawat pag-ibig kasi na sinulat ko with my co-writers na ang center nun yung dalawang romantic love ni Dino at Anya (Xian Lim and Kim Chiu) at ni Mel at ni Eric (Ian Veneracion and Jodi Sta. Maria) tapos meron sa paligid nila na iba’t ibang klaseng love. Pero kung pantay pantay ang binigay kong pag-ibig sa bawat love story, siyempre pantay pantay kasi gustong masabi dito ng pelikula na ito na hindi porke romantic love ay mas mataas siyang klase ng pag-ibig. Pantay pantay dapat lahat ng pag-ibig, pag-ibig sa pamilya, pag-ibig sa kapatid, pag-ibig na hindi nasusuklian. Yun nga lang meron tayong bias sa romantic love kasi yung yung laging napapanuod natin, nababas natin. Pero ito yung pelikulang nagsasabi na lahat ng pag-ibig basta nanggagaling sa puso mahalaga,” she explained.

Another story arc in the movie is Pokwang who plays a doting aunt to girls played by Charo Santos-Concio’s granddaughters Talia and Julia in their acting debut. Direk Tonet admitted she was impressed by their work. "Actually yung ibang mga lines, dun ko lang fini-feed so ganun yung ginagawa ko usually. Pag may inisip akong puwedeng idagdag sinasabi ko lang. In fairness, nakaka-deliver talaga sila. Nadadagdag nila yung dialogue. Kasi ‘pag mga bata meron talaga silang parang may magic sila na sila lang yung meron eh. Kailangan mo ma-capture yung magic na yun pag ginawa na yung eksena. Tapos sobrang malaking tulong si Mamang sa kanila kasi sa set sobrang maalaga si Mamang. Para talaga siyang tita nung dalawang bata. So pag nandun si Mamang tapos ka-eksena siya, ayun isang napakasayang eksena lang lagi.


121315-ANTOINETTE_main.jpgDuring the All You Need is Pag-ibig press conference, direk Tonet also commented on the original plans to have Herbert Bautista star in the movie (he was replaced by Derek Ramsay). The talented director said the script has undergone changes since the replacement. “Sa angle ni Kris at Herbert, andun pa rin yung mismong core nung story. Parang nag-branch out lang siya. Kasi dati isang love story lang eh,” she admitted. But direk Tonet said it is not true that Kris’s role has been minimized since the storyline has changed. "Ay hindi po. Actually si Kris siya si Pag-Ibig kasi, siya si Love so yung character niya na-ta-touch niya yung lahat ng love stories. Siya yung may connect sa mga love stories ng lahat,” she said.

Direk Tonet’s said her main concern will always be focusing on providing a quality story and making sure the actors portray their characters effectively regardless of who gets to be part of the final casting. "Mas gusto ko na ma-preserve yung story tapos yung kung sino ang gaganap pagtutulungan namin para yung vision ko at nung writers at creative team nandun pa rin. Parang sa akin kung nagpalit palit man ng casting, basta yung vision ko sa pelikula nandun pa rin at na-retain siya sa All You Need is Pag-Ibig kahit nag-journey na yung mismong pelikula (laughs). Happy ako na yung Star Cinema pinagbigyan ako dun sa gusto kong mangyari dun sa pelikula,” she shared.