About Us But Not About Us

April 8, 2023
1hr 31min
Status: released

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About Us But Not About Us Movie Details:

Movie NameAbout Us But Not About Us
Country Philippines
Language Filipino
GenrePsychological, Drama
Release DateApril 8, 2023
Running Time1hr 31min
CastRomnick Sarmenta
Elijah Canlas
Directed by Jun Lana
Written byJun Lana
Produced byJun Lana
Perci Intalan
Ferdy Lapuz
Elmer Gatchalian
Josabeth V. Alonso
Cinematography by Neil Daza
Edited by Lawrence S. Ang
Music byTeresa Barrozo
Production CompaniesThe IdeaFirst Company
Octoberian Films
Quantum Films
Distributor Cinema Independent (United States)

About Us But Not About Us Movie Cast and Characters:

  • Romnick Sarmenta as Ericson; A gay man who worked as a literature professor
  • Elijah Canlas as Lancelot: A student & Marcus: Former husband of Ericson who committed suicide (two roles)
  • Arkin Del Rosario as Waiter 1


The film tells the story of Eric (Romnick Sarmenta), a literature professor, who meets up with his student, Lancelot (Elijah Canlas), months after the suicide of Marcus, a celebrated Filipino writer and Eric’s longtime partner. As their conversation becomes more detailed and complicated, secrets and lies will be unearthed, and the sinister nature of their identities will be revealed, while they all wrestle with the truth.

About About Us But Not About Us Movie:

  • Lana described the film as a “personal” project which he created during a “period of depression”. Characterizing the film as “part fiction and part confessional”, Lana disclosed writing for three straight days for the story of the film, drawing inspiration from his childhood trauma.
  • The film’s story is “conversational” featuring just two seated characters talking to each other in a single setting. A significant part of the story was in English, with the two stars have to deliver impromptu lines in English.
  • About Us But Not About Us took five days to shoot, with a script reading taking place a day prior.
  • About Us But Not About Us was recognized as the Best Film in the Critics’ Pick competition of the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival.
  • Film critic Niki Nikitin, as an attendee of the Estonian film festival, praised the film as “masterfully orchestrated” despite having a small budget.
  • The film was screened in cinemas in the Philippines as one of the eight official entries of the 2023 Metro Manila Summer Film Festival which was released on April 8, 2023.