‘Marupok AF (Where is the Lie)’ AKA the Catfish Story That Everyone Knows Gets Mainstream Philippine Release!

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The thread that took the X (formerly Twitter) world by storm (the Filipino Twitter world at least) is now a film! And it will be made available locally soon! 

A hopeless romantic trans woman, Janzen Torres (played by EJ Jallorina) desperate to find the love of her life gets a taste of the chance at love when she is matched with Theo Balmaceda, a handsome, mundanely perfect man on a dating app. But things negatively escalate quickly when Theo ghosts her on the day of their meet-up leading Janzen to a discovery of an intricate, extensive, and sociopathic catfishing scheme by an upcoming director named Beanie Landridos (portrayed by Maris Racal).

Intrigued by the premise? You’ll be shocked to know that this film entitled  ‘Marupok AF (Where is the Lie)’ starring EJ Jallorina, Royce Cabrera, and Maris Racal is based on a real story. 

The original post with the caption: I got catfished: a (really long) thread was first originally posted in 2020 during the beginning of the pandemic. 

Award-winning filmmaker Quark Henares took the responsibility of bringing the story to the silver screen both nationally and internationally. 

The film debuted at the 2023 Slamdance Film Festival, the 2023 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, and the New York Film Festival. It was then made accessible to Filipinos during the 2023 Cinemalya Film Festival.

We are very happy to report that  ‘Marupok AF (Where is the Lie)’’  is set to have a Philippine mainstream theatrical release this year! 

While there is no official date yet, the director teased that it will be very soon. 

Tune in on BLTai to be the first to know when the film will premiere here and hopefully in the international theatres too. 

 

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