It is finally the weekend, and the overseas Filipinos in Dubai were excited to catch the film “Exes Baggage” which stars Angelica Panganiban and Carlo Aquino. Their movie day was made special after The Filipino Channel (TFC) and the Black Sheep organized a movie premiere with Panganiban and Aquino at the Reel Cinema in Dubai Mall last October 6.
As the love team popularly known as CarGel appeared before them, the hundreds of fans in the cinema cannot contain their excitement as their idols waved and gave them a warm greeting. The international premiere was exclusively held in the Middle East, which happened to be the first movie premiere screening in the region and Aquino’s first time to have an international screening.
Before the screening started, some fans and members of the press asked Panganiban and Aquino a few questions which they obligingly answered. Relating to the title of their film “Exes Baggage”, one fan asked them to give an advice for those overseas Filipinos who carry with them “excess baggage” which could either refer to their personal relationships or literal baggage at the airport.
“Bitawan nila, kasi mahal, e, ang mahal ng bayad!” Panganiban first candidly replied. On a serious note, she added: “Puwede kayo maging devoted sa work, okay ‘yan. Pero sa pain, ‘wag kayo maging devoted. Iwan mo. Puwede mo naman i-embrace for a time para matuto ka. Tapos no’n, let go.”
On the other hand, Aquino kept it short: “Let go and move on.”
The day was made even more memorable as the fans were given a photo opportunity with Panganiban and Aquino that could be seen on facebook.com/TFCMiddleEast.
CarGel’s film “Exes Baggage” is the debut film of ABS-CBN Film’s newest production brand, Black Sheep, which caters to the new generation of audiences.
The film tells the story of Pia (Panganiban) and Nix (Aquino), who instantly hit it off after a chance encounter. Their constant communication develops into deep attraction, taking a chance on each other despite their pains and hang-ups from their previous relationships.
But when their rapport blossoms into a relationship, their differences will test their love and will make them question: Who is the one who really needs fixing? And is love enough to fix a person?
As of October 9, Black Sheep announced that the total worldwide gross of “Exes Baggage” has reached Php 270-million and counting.
“Exes Baggage” is still screening in the Middle East, U.S., Canada, Papua New Guinea, Brunei, and Saipan. It screens in other territories worldwide starting on the following dates: October 11 in Australia, New Zealand, and Brunei; extended screening in Thailand on October 13 and 14; October 13 in Jylland, Denmark; Espoo, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden; and on October 14 in Bergen, Norway and Kristiansand, Norway.