‘When the Love is Gone’ – a tribute to Danny Zialcita

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FROM the studio behind the blockbusters No Other Woman, A Secret Affair and It Takes A Man And A Woman comes another grand movie event for 2013.

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When the Love is Gone features a powerhouse cast of acting heavyweights—one of the biggest ever assembled for the big screen in recent years—namely Cristine Reyes, Andi Eigenmann, Jake Cuenca, Gabby Concepcion, Alice Dixson and Dina Bonnevie.

The film is a gripping, moving story of love lost, love gained, love betrayed and love unbound based on the Filipino film classic, Nagalit Ang Buwan sa Haba ng Gabi (The Moon Got Mad at the Long Night), by the late master director Danny Zialcita.

Viva big boss Vic del Rosario pays homage to Direk Danny by producing a modern-day take on one of his blockbuster hits in the ‘80s.

“Danny Zialcita’s 1980s films were such classics,” Boss Vic said, “that Viva continues to make them. I acquired several titles from him. We will dedicate the movie to him.”

Best known for his kilometric titles, Direk Danny’s script boasts of witty, poetic lines that linger in moviegoers’ minds long after they have left the theaters.

Some of his classic works include Gaano Kadalas ang Minsan, Palabra de Honor, and To Love Again, among others.

Earmarked for a November 27 release in theaters nationwide, When The Love is Gone revolves around a woman (Cristine) and an older man (Gabby) who meet serendipitously during a stormy time in their lives—she, after discovering that her husband (Jake) is gay, and he after realizing how far apart he and his wife (Alice) have drifted from each other.

They instantly fall in love with each other and not long after decide to leave their spouses to live together.

Things are not as easy for the man because he has a teen-aged daughter (Andi). Because he loves his daughter so much, he agrees to his wife’s proposal to keep their separation a secret.

And so he divides his time between his family and his mistress. But what the couple doesn’t know is that their smart and feisty daughter has gotten wind of the deceit very early on. And she rebels against it by getting a boyfriend.

Eventually, the sticky situation catches up with the man and it leads him to a new realization. But just when he is ready to go back to his family, with his mistress’ acceptance and consent, the mistress’ bitter and vengeful husband unleashes his explosive anger.

The movie has a big revelation in the end, which moviegoers shouldn’t miss.

Incidentally, visiting Fil-Am singer Jason Farol has been tapped to sing the “When The Love is Gone” theme song. Farol is a Viva Records artist who placed second runner-up in last year’s Duets talent search in the US.

Farol is in town to promote his debut CD under Viva Records with a special edition CD coming up soon featuring the “When The Love is Gone” movie theme as one of the cuts.

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