Broken Hearts Trip is the feel-good movie for this year’s MMFF

Get ready for a Christmas season filled with laughter as “Broken Hearts Trip” is set to grace theaters across the nation on December 25th. Presented to the Filipino audience by BMC Films in collaboration with Smart Films, this movie promises to be a heartwarming and delightful addition to the 49th annual Metro Manila Film Festival.

Leading the cast of “Broken Hearts Trip” is the acclaimed actor Christian Bables, known for his recent appearance in the popular Kapamilya primetime series “Dirty Linen.” As he concludes the year, he demonstrates his remarkable acting skills once more in this latest film.

Serving as the host and one of the three ‘Judgers,’ Bables is joined as judges by character actress Tart Carlos, and, of course, 2016 Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Jaclyn Jose.

Broken Hearts Trip delves into the lives of five brokenhearted LGBTQ individuals who are given a chance to heal in some of the most beautiful places in the country.

These five LGBTQ individuals are portrayed by Teejay Marquez, Marvin Yap, Petite, Iyah Mina, and Andoy Ranay.

After enduring countless heartaches, frustrations, and seemingly endless grief, they are finally offered the opportunity of a lifetime when a corporate agency sponsors a reality competition titled ‘The Broken Hearts Trip.’ The show takes them on a series of journeys to some of the most stunning tourist spots in the Philippines, namely: Kawasan Falls in Badian, Cebu; Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte; Magdalena, Laguna; Lobo, Batangas; as well as Bangkong Kahoy Valley and Mt. Banahaw in Dolores, Quezon.

But there’s a catch! To continue in the competition, the contestants must remain single at the end of their journey. A one-million-peso cash prize awaits the last gay man or trans woman standing — the chosen one.

In each destination, in each episode, one is spotlighted as they confront their past and navigate the road to recovery. While not every step and activity may go exactly as planned, each experience offers a valuable lesson. The journey continues, but will they make it to the next destination?

Will it be a pursuit of money or a quest for love? It’s the perplexing question that each participant must answer as their experiences grow more enriching and exciting. In the final leg of the show, one winner will emerge with not only the prize but also a fresh lease on life.

Joining the lively ensemble of cast members are Jay Gonzaga, Ron Angeles, Argel Saycon, Arnold Reyes, Kevin Posadas, and Sinon Loresca, each in their engaging roles.

The screenplay of Broken Hearts Trip was written by Archie Del Mundo based on an original story by Lex Bonife.

It is executive produced by Benjie M. Cabrera, Omar Tolentino, and Power Up Workpool Inc.

“We are grateful and excited for the opportunity to join the prestigious roster of MMFF producers. Our film’s edge is BHT’s emphasis on some of the local tourist spots in the country as it depicts stories of being loved, heartbroken, picking up the pieces, and moving on. People want to be entertained. Broken Hearts Trip makes you laugh and cry, all while taking you to scenic places around the country. It’s funny, dreamy, and brave at the same time.”

Join the high-spirited ride of this comedy-drama film and feel the warmth of fun, adventure, and life lessons in a story that puts the spotlight on moving on and letting go. Broken Hearts Trip is coming this Christmas 2023 to cinemas across the Philippines!

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