Written by Amado Lacuesta
Directed by Ishmael Bernal
Cast: Hilda Koronel, Chanda Romero, Carmi Martin, Rio Locsin, Gina Pareño
On the surface, the first team-up of writer Amado Lacuesta and director Ishmael Bernal is rather unlikely. Prior to the release of Working Girls in 1984, Lacuesta was a bank executive in Makati, working his way up the company ladder, and Bernal had already been making movies for more than a decade, including the highly regarded works Manila By Night, Himala, and Broken Marriage. Lacuesta’s background was focused on business, Bernal on art and its many limbs. Both showed remarkable success in their fields, and their paths wouldn’t have crossed if one of them hadn’t chased his other dream.
Noted for writing dialogues in his pad of paper at work, Lacuesta pursued writing on the side. Having little exposure to film production did not discourage him to submit a…
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