Millenial Love Story ‘Baka Bukas’ Premieres on Cinema One

Catch a lovely tale of friendship and romance in the 2016 Cinema One Originals Film Festival Audience Choice awardee “Baka Bukas,” starring Jasmine Curtis-Smith and Louise delos Reyes, as it finally airs on cable TV via Cinema One this Sunday (August 13).

Samantha Lee’s colorful film centers on the story of Alex (Jasmine) who fell in love with her best friend Jess (Louise). One night changes everything as Jess finds out about Alex’s affection towards her, and the two are forced to confront their real feelings for each other.

Aside from being the audience’s favorite, the film also got the Best Actress nod for Jasmine and Best Sound for Andrew Milallos at the Cinema One Originals filmfest. Its cast includes Kate Alejandrino, Nelsito Gomez, and “C1 BTS” host Gio Gahol.

After its successful filmfest run that gave the movie significant social media attention, “Bakas Bukas” was released in major cinemas nationwide last March.

Cheekie Albay of praised the film’s fresh approach stating, “I applaud the film for going where other films have not dared to go: for depicting lesbian relationships as a beautiful, tender bond between two people who deserve to love and be loved openly, despite their unconventional romantic choices.”

Filmmaker Samantha also garnered positive comments on the film’s quality despite it being her directorial debut.

According to a film review published in, “she [Samantha] manages to weave a film that greatly departs the usual romance films we see in local cinema. Her focus and treatment of the lesbian and gay characters in the story makes the film relatable to anyone in the audience. She presents them as real people, just like us.”

Dare to take a chance in “Baka Bukas” on Cinema One’s Blockbuster Sunday (August 13) at 8PM. Cinema One is available on SkyCable and Destiny Cable Digital Channel 56, and Destiny Analog Ch. 37. Like Cinema One on Facebook at to view full schedule.

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