Angelica Panganiban and Carlo Aquino join fans

The premiere night “Exes Baggage” was the first movie premiere in the Middle East

and Carlo Aquino’s first international movie screening

 It is finally the weekend, and the overseas Filipinos in Dubai were excited to catch the film Exes Baggage, which stars Angelica Panganiban and Carlo Aquino. Their movie day was made special after The Filipino Channel (TFC) and the Black Sheep organized a movie premiere with Panganiban and Aquino at the Reel Cinema in Dubai Mall on Oct. 6.

As the love team popularly known as CarGel appeared before them, the fans in the cinema could not contain their excitement as their idols waved and gave them a warm greeting. The international premiere was exclusively held in the Middle East, which happened to be the first movie premiere screening in the region and Aquino’s first time to have an international screening for a film with him as the star.

Angelica Panganiban and Carlo Aquino

Angelica Panganiban and Carlo Aquino

Before the screening started, some fans and members of the press asked Panganiban and Aquino a few questions that they obligingly answered. Relating to the title of their film Exes Baggage, one fan asked for them to give an advice to overseas Filipinos who carry with them “excess baggage” that could either refer to their personal relationships or literally their baggage at the airport.

“Bitawan nila, kasi mahal, e, ang mahal ng bayad!” Panganiban candidly replied at first bu shifted to a serious note, “Puwede kayo maging devoted sa work, okay 'yan. Pero sa pain, 'wag kayo maging devoted. Iwan mo. Puwede mo naman i-embrace for a time para matuto ka. Tapos no'n, let go.”

On the other hand, Aquino kept it short: “Let go and move on.”

 The day was made even more memorable as the fans were given a photo opportunity with Panganiban and Aquino that could be seen on facebook.com/TFCMiddleEast.

 CarGel’s film Exes Baggage is the debut film of ABS-CBN Film’s newest production brand, Black Sheep, which caters to the new generation of audiences.

Angelica Panganiban and Carlo Aquino during the premiere of Exes Baggage at the Reel Cinema, Dubai Mall

Angelica Panganiban and Carlo Aquino during the premiere of Exes Baggage at the Reel Cinema, Dubai Mall

The film tells the story of Pia (Panganiban) and Nix (Aquino), who instantly hit it off after a chance encounter. Their constant communication develops into deep attraction, taking a chance on each other despite their pains and hang-ups from their previous relationships.

 But when their rapport blossoms into a relationship, their differences test their love and make them ask: Who is the one who really needs fixing? And is love enough to fix a person?

 As of Oct/ 9, Black Sheep announced that the total worldwide gross of Exes Baggage has reached P270-million and counting.

 Exes Baggage is still screening in the Middle East, U.S., Canada, Papua New Guinea, Brunei, and Saipan. It screens in other territories worldwide: Oct. 11 in Australia, New Zealand, and Brunei; extended screening in Thailand on Oct. 13 and 14; Oct.r 13 in Jylland, Denmark; Espoo, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden; and on Oct. 14 in Bergen, Norway and Kristiansand, Norway.

 For the cinema list, visit emea.kapamilya.comusa.mytfc.com/exesbaggage, or the Facebook page applicable for your area. Connect with fellow global Kapamilyas and follow @KapamilyaTFC and KapamilyaGlobalPR on Twitter and Instagram.