Donsol (film)

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Donsol is a 2006 Filipino indie drama film written and directed by Adolfo Alix, Jr. about a romance made in the island of Donsol. Starring Sid Lucero and Angel Aquino, the film was produced by Bicycle Pictures.

The film was shot entirely in Donsol, Sorsogon and there are underwater shots of the star of the movie the butanding (Template:Literal translation). It tackled major issues like illegal fishing that poses threats to the butanding.

The film was the Philippines' official submission to the OSCARS Foreign Language Film category in 2007.


A whaleshark guide named Daniel (Sid Lucero) falls in love with the beautiful but mysterious tourist Teresa (Angel Aquino). The two individuals are nursing their own heartaches but find themselves hopelessly drawn to each other; Daniel was left behind by his girlfriend for a rich man, Teresa a widowed breast cancer patient.

Fidel (Bembol Roco), Daniel's father, is an illegal fisherman and was caught by the police coast guard. This created friction between the relationship of Daniel and the kapitana of the town who provided jobs for them as a Butanding Interaction Officer or BIO.



Year Result Award Category/Recipient
2007 Goldent Screen Award Best Cinematography (Eli Balce) and Best Breakthrough Performance by an Actor (Sid Lucero)
Gawad Urian Award Best Actor (Sid Lucero)
FAMAS Award Best Art Direction (Gessan Enriquez), Best Child Actor (Aaron Junatas), and Best Musical Score (Jesse Lucas)
FAMAS Award Best Cinematography (Eli Balce)
2006 Spirit of the Independent Award Feature Category
Balanghai Trophy Best Cinematography and Best Performance of an Actress (Angel Aquino)

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Template:Adolfo Alix Jr. Template:Philippine submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film