This 2016 directorial debut of Ice Idanan boasts of seven awards from the 2nd CineFilipino Film Festival. Thanks to the Cinematheque Centre Manila, I was able to finally watch it.
A year ago, I have read rave reviews on the said film. What piqued my interest more are the artworks – both the portraits and the scenes and views from all over the country.
Sakaling Hindi Makarating (In Case They Don‘t Arrive) tells the journey of Cielo (Alessandra de Rossi) in the hopes of finding the mysterious person who has been sending her painted postcards of various places in the country. With the aid of her neighbor, Paul (Pepe Herrera), she tries to trace the source of the postcards through the places painted on them. During her trip, she befriended a number of people who have somehow helped her in the pain she had been harboring.
I would not want to spoil the movie even if there are lots of reviews already. The film is beautifully crafted. Not only is it eye-candy, it also imparts lessons on healing.
But with inspiration from the film, I decided to paint portraits of some of the cast members, as well as one of scenes from the film.