What happens when you fall in love with your best friend? Alex is a twenty- something creative professional in Manila juggling multiple jobs, while dealing with a recent breakup. She hasn’t yet come out to her best friend—the “straightest straight girl she knows” Jess—an up and coming actress who she’s had feelings for since childhood. Alex eventually lets Jess in on the truth, and the pair are driven to face their inner selves. Samantha Lee’s directorial debut is as stylishly shot as the carefully curated social media feeds of the film’s main characters. The winner of the Audience Choice Award at the Cinema One Originals Festival in Manila and with references that every millennial can relate to, Maybe Tomorrow is a tender and funny love story that quietly captures the time in your life you’re expected to adult but still don’t quite have it all figured out.
Maybe Tomorrow (Baka Bukas) | Samantha Lee | Philippines | 2016 | 83 min | English, Tagalog with English subtitles
Spotlight Sponsor: RBC
Screening Sponsors: Cineplex, Coast Coal Harbour Hotel by APA, DailyXtra.com, Delta Air Lines