A girl who is in a constant battle for her life is asking a boy to fight for their love. If only he was not too consumed by his own battles.
Real life couple McCoy de Leon and Elisse Joson — better known as McLisse — are sure to touch hearts in “Habangbuhay,” a Vivamax original movie streaming on April 20 on Vivamax Plus and April 22on Vivamax.
Elisse Joson plays Bea. Diagnosed with Common Variable Immune Deficiency (CVID), her body has low levels of protective antibodies, thus making her highly susceptible to various infections. Because of this, Bea does not have the luxury to go places. Her over protective mother Lily (Yayo Aguila) just wants to keep her safe at home.
In spite of this, Bea maintains a cheerful disposition. She enjoys being in her own world filled with music, dreams, and imagination. She does live streaming to interact with other people. So, all things considered, Bea is doing good. And with JR around, she's feeling even better.
McCoy de Leon is JR, the family's houseboy. Years ago, Bea's nanny took him home after finding him roaming the streets in tears. JR grew up taking life too seriously, even calling himself a “sad boy.” But as he learns to loosen up, Bea greatly enjoys his company. She's proud to say that he's the one who truly makes her feel alive.
But suddenly, this man whom Bea considers her “safe space” seems to be creating a gap between them. What will become of his promise that they'll be together for a lifetime?
“Habangbuhay” is directed by Real Florido, winner of Best Director at the London Film Awards, and Best Feature Film at the Canada International Film Festival for the movie “1st Ko Si 3rd.” The same movie also won Gender Sensitivity Award at the QCinema International Film Festival.
This is de Leon and Jason's first movie together since 2019 when they starred in “Sakaling Maging Tayo.” In 2021, McCoy became visible on Vivamax because of the comedy series, “Puto,” and the musical film “Yorme — The Isko Moreno Domagoso Story.”
It was also in the latter part of 2021 when the couple revealed that they already have a baby daughter. The news was received positively.
To stream the movie, go to web.vivamax.net or download the app and subscribe via Google Play Store, App Store, or Huawei App Gallery.
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