There was an interesting medical condition that underlined the movie "Kung Paano Siya Nawala", a state that I never had from before – blind face. This is defined as a brain disorder characterized by inability to recognize faces, not related to vision, memory or learning shortcomings. The appropriate medical term of this condition is "prosopagnosia." I am not sure whether they had genuine patients for depicting an accurate portrayal of the symptom of it, but I believe that their research has a sound basis because this film is certain that we are not sure; I felt the confusion that the composer felt.
One day, while the call center agent, Lio breathed outside of a bar, Shana's attractive girl sat next to each other and asked if he wanted to do that with her, and they did. However, next time, Lio met with Shana in the coffee shop where she worked and then on the street, who had never been able to recognize, for many Shana harassment. Lio admitted that he had face blindness, which made him know new faces.
JM de Guzman constantly gives the depth of characters that a few other people might be in his generation. Like Lio, it was introvert and sinic, features that gave him his condition since he developed as a child. He lived with Elly's mother (Agot Isidro) and her younger sister Lexy (Barbara Ruaro), and recently her long-haired father (Teroy Guzman) tries to bring her to reconnect. In the same way as to previous roles, Guzman's south had mastered how to play the remarkable, secretive men who said heavily and having trouble keeping their emotions.
I knew Rhian Ramos but I have not seen her in a leading role until this. She was "Save Sally," but just hearing her voice there, and "Trigonal," his role was very short. His Shana was a stunning joke, a girl who lives back from a shadow past. She was complicated, in contrast to a character, full of challenging handsome even to regular love. Ramos embraced all of these shortcomings and stimulated his Shana with incredible charm and natural warmth to compensate for them.
The title just suggested how Lio and Shana's love history would be likely to go. However, director Joel Ruiz introduced his story with the beautiful images of Ike Javellana who softened somehow and even raises the unfortunate mood. He took full advantage of the seamlessly photogenic chemistry of his stars to create some memorable moments.
Apologies were seldom expressed so deeply than with a great deal of dedication. Appearances were rarely produced exacerbated than with the remarkable mountain range. The foggy finish will make you stuck and sigh. 8/10
This review was originally published in the author's blog, "Fred Said."