Get ready for a nostalgic journey with the upcoming film, “Nintendo and I,” a Filipino movie set to premiere in Brazil on Thursday, April 27, through Pandora Filmes. Directed by Raya Martin and written by Valerie Castillo Martinez, this captivating film has already showcased at film festivals and is now making its way to the big screen.
A Glimpse into the Past | Nintendo and I film
Inspired by classic films like “Stand by Me” (1986), “Nintendo and I” offers a tender and profound look at youth. It also explore both its joys and challenges. Moreover, the film delves into themes of friendship, relationships, maturation, and self-discovery. It also captures the essence of growing up in the early 1990s.
Nintendo and I film Storyline and the Cast
Set in early 1990s Manila, Philippines, “Nintendo and I” follows four teenagers addicted to video games. After a series of earthquakes cause the eruption of the Pinatubo volcano, the city’s electricity is cut. This leaves the young gamers without their beloved pastime. Forced to venture outside, they embark on new adventures and face real-life dramas that challenge and shape them.
The talented ensemble cast of “Nintendo and I” features Noel Comia Jr., Agot Isidro, Moi Marcampo, John Vincent Servilla, Mailes Kanapi, Cayden Williams, Kim Chloie Oquendo, Jigger Sementilla, Nikki Valdez, Timmy Harn, Jude Matthew Servilla, and Gym Lumbera.
Audience and Critic Reactions
“Nintendo and I” are just starting to receive wider distribution outside of the Philippines and film festivals. there are limited reviews available. Currently, the film holds a 5.7 rating on IMDb (based on 156 reviews) and a 100% approval rating from critics.
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“Nintendo and I” promises to be a nostalgic and heartfelt film for those who grew up during the 1980s and 1990s or have a fondness for that era. It explores themes of youth, friendship, and personal growth. It also captures the spirit of a generation that embraced video games and faced life’s challenges head-on. Keep an eye out for the premiere of this touching and evocative movie.