December 7, 2023 marked a special day for fans of Filipino cinema as celebrated actors Vilma Santos and Christopher de Leon made a surprise appearance on ABS-CBN's popular noontime program, 'It's Showtime.' The duo performed a rendition of the song 'When I Met You,' drawing applause and admiration from the studio audience and viewers at home. This performance was not just another segment of the show, but a part of the promotional activities for their upcoming film, 'When I Met You In Tokyo.'
Revival of a Classic On-Screen Duo
The film, an entry in the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF), marks the on-screen reunion of Vilma Santos and Christopher de Leon after a 14-year hiatus. Their last collaborative project was the highly acclaimed movie 'Mano Po.' Santos described 'When I Met You In Tokyo' as a feel-good movie designed to stir up feelings of happiness, romance, and emotion among the audience. The film is set to premiere nationwide on December 25.
A Unique Filming Experience
De Leon shared his experience of filming in Japan, emphasizing that the majority of the movie, a staggering 90%, was shot there. According to him, the experience was thoroughly enjoyable. This choice of location adds a unique flavor to the movie, combining the charm of Filipino cinema with the scenic beauty of Japan.
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