Nessun Dorma

Nessun Dorma

I received a message on Facebook recommending this video. This is an excerpt from a short gay film submitted to Asia-Europe Foundation Short Films Contest. The film is so short that the final movie has to be 3 minutes short only. It is a story of a same-sex couple struggling for their relationship as the other man is about to have a baby on his heterosexual partner and the other needs to go to Europe to progress with European studies.

Be amazed how Filipino artists and directors showcase one of our talents.

Tired of chasing Ken, Paul meets him one last time before leaving on a journey to Europe in search for a better place to dream and love.

The film explores the love and relationship struggles of Asian gay men caused by social constraints. It describes their aspirations for Europe, where there is a culture of acceptance and open-mindedness, as well as support from governments in the form of legal same-sex partnerships.

Nessun Dorma is a famous Italian aria from Puccini’s opera “Turandot” that depicts an unknown prince’s unrequited love. In the film, the aria is used to mirror Paul’s wailing for a love that cannot be fulfilled.

This is an entry submission to the Asia-Europe Foundation Short Films Contest.

Production Assistance
Original Musical Score
[one_half_last]Ronald Genato
Jedd Rommel
Nicolo Magno and Evan Tan
Jeoffrey Solas and Ronnievinn Pagktakhan
Arby Sacristia
Guerilla Tracks[/one_half_last]

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