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Janine Gutierrez: Intimacy is about taking risks and showing vulnerabilities

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Janine believes intimacy is more about sacrifices. (TBA Studios)

What a coincidence — Dito at Doon, a film about a romantic relationship formed during the pandemic lockdown, premiered in the Philippines a day after the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) was reimposed in Metro Manila and four provinces.

It debuted internationally at the Osaka Asian Film Festival on 5 to 14 March.

Lead stars with director JP Habac.

In the film, Janine Gutierrez plays Len, a political science major, and JC Santos is Caloy, a delivery driver. They meet and clash online but soon find themselves falling for each other.

Janine said the film made her realize that intimacy goes beyond physical affection.

“Intimacy is more about willingness to take risks and show your vulnerabilities,” Janine told Daily Tribune, adding that people shouldn’t be afraid of forming relationships despite anxiety-inducing situations.

JC and Janine play the role of Caloy and Len, respectively, in ‘Dito at Doon.’

The film likewise touches on life’s uncertainties resulting from the health crisis.

Produced by TBS Studios, Dito at Doon is on digital platforms, Upstream, Ticket2Me, Cinema ’76 At Home and iWantTFC.