Sakaling Hindi Makarating(in case they don’t arrive) is a Filipino Independent road drama film written and directed by Ice Idanan. You might be thinking why I am writing this when in fact all of my blogposts are about my travel. Well, this movie has something to do with travel as well. This movie showcases the beauty of the Philippines.
My friend Hannah, tagged me the trailer of this movie on facebook because she told me that she remembered me with the main character’s story. After watching the trailer, I somehow agree with her but after watching the whole movie, jeeezzzzzz, did the writer wrote the story of my life? LOL
After 3 attempts of watching it, I was finally able to do so, thanks to my friend Donna, who made it possible because she booked our tickets ahead of time. Last July 2, I was able to watch it in Pineapple Lab, Makati presented by Revenge PH.
The story is about a young woman named Cielo (Alessandra De Rossi) who was about to get married but unfortunately her boyfriend, Mark (Jay Gonzaga) for 11-years breaks off their engagement two months before the wedding. She isolated herself in an old apartment which was supposedly to be their home. Until one day, a series of anonymous, hand-illustrated postcards from all over the Philippines was delivered to her with a message addressed to a “C” from an “M”. She got curious on who’s sending those postcards so with the help of her neighbour Paul (Pepe Herrera) she decided to go on a trip using the postcards as her guide hoping that this could lead her to finding the mysterious “M”.
She went to different places in the Philippines which included Zamboanga wherein she witnessed the Vinta Regatta Festival (I swear before this movie I didn’t think that this kind of festival exist) and learned how to swim; She also went to Siquijor and learned how to drive a motorcycle; travelled to Marinduque and met a guy named Manuel (JC Santos) which at first she thought he’s the mysterious M; journeyed to Ilocos Norte and then finally wandered to Batanes where the sender’s identity was disclosed.
The movie is not your typical “hugot movie”. It has an unexpected twist to a seemingly predictable film, which made all the difference. Much like life, you search for things yet in the end you find yourself. I’ve been in Cielo’s position for once in my life before. I don’t know what to do, so I packed my bag and traveled to new places. And it is true that in leaving you don’t find love, adventure or freedom. More than anything, you find YOU, you find what you really want.
This film is worth every single penny! Kudos to the whole casts and team!