Verdict: Proceed with Caution

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 2.00 (2 ratings)

Genre: Drama, Pink Film

Writer/Director: Miko Jacinto

Cast: Kristoffer King, Paolo Rivero, Perla Bautista, Jeff Luna, Anita Linda

Synopsis: 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. (Click the City)

Running time: 95 mins.

Trailer: Not available

Reviews:

2.5          Cathy Peña (Make Me Blush)

Salo is a surprising work. Unlike most pink films, Jacinto engages and dives into his narrative – frame after frame – with hardly a spoken word. In fact, most of the spoken lines are left hanging, i.e. there’s hardly an exchange of words. This eventually creates semblance of mood and nuances.” (Read full review)

1.5           Philbert Dy (Click the City)

Salo just isn’t trying hard enough. It apes the appearance of the pink films of yesteryear, but offer none of the substance. It offers up an intriguing if well trod premise that challenges social convention and personal identity, but it doesn’t have the wherewithal to really explore the issues.” (Read full review)