Taking place over the course of four years (or, more specifically, four consecutive Valentine’s Days) this achingly romantic new indie film from Filipino auteur Adolfo Alix Jr. takes an intimate look at the complicated relationship between two college buddies who slowly realize they mean more to each other than either had initially realized.
4 Days joins Derek and Mark in the days leading up to Valentine’s Day – over the course of a few years – charting the blossoming of a friendship in to something much more enduring as time goes on and challenging both to question who they thought they were and who they truly want to be.
Painting a moving picture of how an abiding friendship can sometimes lead to love – and how we sometimes have to wrestle with our own demons to find their true self – 4 Days is achingly romantic and delicate. Through intrusive, carefully selected long takes, we’re invited to observe the pair year after year and witness as the tension between them escalates. Lead actors Mikoy Morales and Sebastian Castro give exceptional, often heartbreaking performances in this thoughtful and patient romance (wherein the awkward silences and furtive glances speak volumes).