Interest in the indie film 'Lihis' is mounting not only because of its theme but also for the intimate scenes of Jake Cuenca and Joem Bascon. With some calling it the Pinoy 'Brokeback Mountain,' Cuenca and Bascon portray communist rebels caught in a secret passionate affair.
Written by Ricky Lee and directed by Joel Lamangan, 'Lihis' is actually a love story of two comrades set against the backdrop of Martial Law in the 70s.
The extended trailer of 'Lihis' was released recently stirring up more interest with Jake Cuenca and Joem Bascon's passionate scenes a top topic in online message boards.
'Lihis' is among the 12 entries to the first Sineng Pambansa National Film Festival All-Masters Edition that will take place at SM Cinemas nationwide from September 7 to 16. The film festival is organized by the Film Development Council of the Philippines.