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Director  Jun Lana
Screenplay  Jun Lana
Writer  Jun Lana (story)
Language  Tagalog, Filipino
7.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Country  Philippines
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Release date  July 21, 2012 (2012-07-21) (Philippine Independent Film Festival) September 5, 2012 (2012-09-05) (Philippines)
Initial release  September 5, 2012 (Philippines)
Music director  Jema Pamintuan, Jeff Hernandez
Cast  Eddie Garcia (Rene), Armida Siguion-Reyna, Joey Paras, Soxy Topacio, Rez Cortez, Bibeth Orteza
Similar movies  Kiss of the Spider Woman, Brokeback Mountain, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Milk, Spidarlings, Four Weddings and a Funeral
Tagline  In life, you only need one true friend.

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Bwakaw is a 2012 Philippine comedy-drama film written and directed by Jun Lana. Eddie Garcia stars as a lonely gay man in his 70s who cares for a stray dog he named bwakaw. The film was first screened as part of the 2012 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival where it formed part of the Director's Showcase roster.


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Rene is a gay man who came out of the closet at age 60. Ailing in his twilight years, he thinks it is now too late for love, even companionship, and that all there is to look forward to is Death. He has made a will, bequeathing his few possessions to his even fewer friends. Everything is packed and labeled, ready for distribution. He has even paid for a coffin, taking advantage of a funeral home's Summer Sale. Nowadays the only companion Rene has is Bwakaw, a stray dog that hangs around his house and follows him wherever he goes. As Rene waits for the day of his death, he gets the surprise of his life when it is Bwakaw who suddenly falls ill and is diagnosed with cancer. Rene is surprisingly affected, and he realizes that he values Bwakaw more than he thinks. In his struggle to get Bwakaw cured, Rene finds comfort in the most unlikely person: Sol, a tricycle driver who helps him bring Bwakaw to the vet and befriends him. Buoyed by Sol's friendship, Rene starts living. Little by little he discovers simple joys. To the surprise of his friends, he even has his hair dyed to look younger. One day, he finally decides to make a move on Sol. The revelation that Rene is gay and has feelings for him surprises and disgusts Sol. He rejects Rene and leaves in anger. In the meantime, Bwakaw's condition gets worse. Not even Rene's ancient Santo Entierro (a supposedly miraculous statue of Jesus Christ) can save Bwakaw. Bwakaw dies, and Rene's neighbors help him bury the faithful dog. But Bwakaw's death, even while it was still only imminent, has made a difference. Rene has found a new appreciation for life and what is most important. He decides to unpack the things that he has already willed to other people and make his house more habitable. He is, after all, still alive.


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  • Eddie Garcia as Rene
  • Princess as Bwakaw
  • Rez Cortez as Sol
  • Soliman Cruz as Funeral Homes Manager
  • Bibeth Orteza as Rose
  • Joey Paras as Tracy
  • Allan Paule as Berting
  • Beverly Salviejo as Nitang
  • Soxy Topacio as Zaldy
  • Luz Valdez as Minda
  • Gardo Versoza as Father Eddie
  • Armida Siguion-Reyna as Alicia
  • Jonathan Neri as Veterinarian 1
  • Roni Bertubin as Ronaldo Bertubin (Minda's Nephew)
  • May-i Fabros as Cedes
  • Reception

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    Bwakaw won the Netpac Awards and the Audience Choice during the Cinemalaya competition, while Garcia was awarded Best Actor. The film was selected as the Filipino entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards, but it did not make the final shortlist.

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