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Ploning, is a story of one mans search for the enigmatic woman who has deeply wounded him in the past. Having grown up in an illegal Taiwanese fishing vessel, Rodrigo (30 years old) returns to the beautiful island of Cuyo and is given from sunrise to sunset to look for his Ploning. In his search, he discovers that the woman he loved and adored as a boy is not the woman he thought he knew. Ploning has displayed her maternal love for Digo ( the 6-year old Rodrigo) but is shrouded in her mysterious love and devotion for Tomas, her childhood sweetheart who left her when she was 16. This 30-year-old spinster who has held a special place amongst the people as a dutiful daughter, a devoted friend, a caring sister and a loving maternal figure is slowly unveiled through Rodrigos memory and an emotional meeting with Plonings confidante, Seling. Through his search, Ploning will be revealed as the islands most bittersweet source of selfless love.
Pag-ibig (Love). Paghinhintay (Waiting). Pag-asa (Hope).
30 April 2008 (Philippines)
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Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $278,803
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Did You Know?
(2008) is the Philippine's official entry for Best Foreign Language Film in the 2009 Academy Awards. A special FAP (Film Academy of the Philippines) committee, headed by National Artist for Film Eddie Romero
, voted Ploning
(2008) over Caregiver
(2008), three votes to two. The two movies were part of a six-film shortlist that included the Cinemalaya festival winner Tribu
(2007) and Endo
(2007). Committee members included Jose N. Carreon
, secretary of the Directors Guild of the Philippines, Inc.; William Mayo
, president of the Philippine Motion Picture Directors Association; Johnny Delgado
, chairman of the Actors' Workshop Foundation; Pablo S. Gomez
, president of the Screenwriters' Guild of the Philippines; and Manny Morfe
, president of the Productions Designers Guild of the Philippines. See more