Highly anticipated romcom-drama film “Isa Pa, with Feelings” tells the story of a love that finds deep connection even with just the silence of the heart. The movie is topbilled by Maine Mendoza who plays as Mara and heartthrob Carlo Aquino who takes on the role of a deaf-mute sign language coach, Gali.
One interesting facet of the upcoming film is its unique take on this generation’s penchant for hugot lines. Maine and Carlo are set to warm the moviegoers’ hearts with a bulk of sincere and heartbreaking dialogues delivered through sign language. Carlo praised his leading lady for her hard work, saying Maine had to double her efforts uttering her lines while doing hand gestures at the same time. In order to easily grasp and memorize her Filipino Sign Language lessons, Maine developed a technique of associating the hand movement with a familiar experience.
Fans who’ve already watched the movie’s official trailer note that Maine and Carlo’s chemistry was loud even in the most silent scenes. The two first met at the premiere night of the film “Meet Me in St. Gallen” which Carlo starred in alongside Bela Padilla. Maine is good friends with “Meet Me in St. Gallen” director Irene Villamor who she tapped to help her request for a photo opportunity with Carlo, her crush.
“I’ve always been a fan of Carlo,” Maine admitted in her first TWBA hot seat interview. In return, Carlo feels flattered with Maine’s revelations. The actor added that he was dumbfounded upon learning about working with Maine in “Isa Pa with Feelings”.