October 09, 2019
Alessandra de Rossi and Empoy Marquez’s runway box office hit of 2017, “Kita Kita,” now has an Indonesian remake which will screen commercially in several South East Asian countries.
Titled “Cinta Itu Buta” (Love is Blind), the movie opens today in Indonesia with playdates in the works for Malaysia, Singapore as well as the Philippines.
Made possible via the partnership of Kita Kita’s distributor Viva Communications, Inc. with Indonesia’s Marsio Juwono, MM2, Reflection Pictures and Ideosource Entertainment, this is the first time that a local film has been picked up for production by a foreign producer and director.
Directed by Sigrid Andrea Bernardo and produced by Spring Films, Kita Kita tells the love story of a blind girl named Lea (De Rossi) who meets Tonyo (Marquez), the kind-hearted man who made her see what is truly beautiful in life. The movie had a tremendous impact on prevailing movie trends in the Philippines, first for casting a comedian in a leading man role, and secondly for its refreshing and unpredictable narrative.
On the other hand, Cinta Itu Buta in is directed by Rachmania Arunita and retells the story with Diah as the blind girl and her caring neighbor Nik. Playing the leads are two of Indonesia’s top actors, the lovely Shandy Aulia and popular comedian Dodit Mulyanto.
According to statement sent by Viva to The Manila Times Entertainment, the company is presently in negotiations for more Kita Kita remakes and that of other Viva-produced or distributed titles in other countries.
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