The rich yuppie Rene (played by superstar Paolo Rivero) lives in his grandmother’s house, which he loves and adores. His driver Levi (Kristofer King, the new idol of the Philippine screen) lives in the house, too. Rene focuses on his career entirely and goes to work every day. However, Rene has a dark secret: he loves men. One weekend he goes to his house by the sea with Levi. Overwhelmed by the masculine beauty and grace of Levi, Rene drops all restraints… it is a weekend that changes the lives of both forever. The Filipino master director Miko Jacinto, whose film BINYAG already an international success, has brought us his new film SALO – a familiar theme interpreted with great empathy. With great cinematic skill, his camera tells a wonderful and touching story in magical realism. Another classical Philippine film!
Rene (Paolo Rivero) is supporting his ailing grandmother by running the family business. His grandmother’s friend is constantly trying to set him up with various women, hoping that he’ll finally settle down. What she doesn’t know is that Rene is gay and that he’s in love with his driver, Levi (Kristoffer King). Rene is far too shy and reserved to ever admit his love, but one weekend, his inhibitions go away as he takes a trip to the seaside with his beloved driver, who might be hiding a secret of his own. When they return to the city, neither is prepared to deal with the consequences of his actions.
Director: Miko Jacinto
Writer: Miko Jacinto
Stars: Paolo Rivero, Kristoffer King, Anita Linda, Perla Bautista, Jeff Luna