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‘Under Parallel Skies’ to premiere in Singapore after successful Philippine release

After its successful premiere in the Philippines, cross-country film “Under Parallel Skies,” starring Thai actor Win Metawin and Filipino actress Janella Salvado is set to hit the big screens in Singapore starting May 1. The movie is the first romance film from the Philippines to be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures in The Lion City. It will also be released in Thailand on May 9. 

“Under Parallel Skies” follows the story of a Thai bachelor named Parin (Metawin) who travels to Hong Kong in search of his missing mother. He encounters a Filipino hotel receptionist named Iris (Salvador) who helps him navigate love, heartbreak, and healing in the foreign city amid their differences in culture and identity.

Avenue of Stars

Shot in Hong Kong from June 2023 to July 2023 with the support of Hong Kong Tourism Board as the film’s destination partner and Cathay Pacific as the film’s airline partner, the film features iconic local locations including Peng Chau, Avenue of Stars, Kowloon City, and Tai O. The movie is produced by 28 Squared Studios in co-production with Two Infinity Entertainment. 

Tai O Fishing Village

On why fans need to watch the movie on the big screen, Metawin remarked: “It got everything – romance, drama, and comedy. I think you will enjoy this film so please support the film.” The actor added that working in an international project like “Under Parallel Skies” is something that he always aspired to do in his career. “It was like a dream come true for me. You know I always dream of working with international actors,” he stated. 

Meanwhile, Salvador expressed her excitement for audiences in various countries to catch the film in cinemas saying: “We are excited for everyone to see and hopefully people will enjoy the film. We really worked hard for this.” The Filipino actress highlighted that what the movie showcases is that “no matter how different we are, because obviously our characters are from different parts of the world, we all live under the same sky. So we can all just connect with each other, and I think the real connection is that we can really just love each other freely.” 

For director Sigrid Bernardo, having lead actors from two different countries brings a unique element to the film. 

“Working with two actors from different countries was a truly enriching experience. It allowed cultural exchange and brought a unique flavor to the film. Win and Janella brought their own perspectives, acting styles, and nuances to their characters, which added depth and authenticity to the story. It was interesting to witness the blending of their talents and see how they complemented each other on screen,” she remarked. 

Peng Chau

Executive producer Richard Juan shared that the movie is a reflection of what transpires in a multicultural city like Hong Kong.

“Hong Kong is a melting pot of cultures with diverse experiences, which drew my attention to wanting to have the movie filmed there. From the bustling neon-lit streets to taking a slower pace at the outlying islands like Peng Chau and Tai O, this contrast is what we feel befitting to portray the cross-country relationships,” he said.

“Under Parallel Skies” had its world Premiere in Hong Kong on March 11 as one of the programs of the prestigious 17th Asian Film Awards. Metawin also received the Rising Star Award at the awards ceremony. 

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