MANILA — A new clip from the upcoming film “Isa Pa with Feelings” shows the “first lesson” between the characters of Maine Mendoza and Carlo Aquino.
Released on the occasion of the International Day of Sign Languages, the scene from the romance film sees Gali (Aquino), who is deaf, teaching Mara (Mendoza) basic gestures.
Mara learns words like deaf, hearing, like, manyak, and together. She playfully gestures “manyak” when she catches Gali staring at her, in another scene that hints at mutual attraction.
Directed by Prime Cruz, “Isa Pa with Feelings” is from Black Sheep, the same ABS-CBN Films group behind the hits “Alone/Together” and “Exes Baggage”.
The project is also the first time Mendoza, who rose to popularity for her “AlDub” tandem with Alden Richards, is being paired with Aquino.
Cruz earlier teased that the film will center on two broken people who meet each other.
“Isa Pa with Feelings” is scheduled for a nationwide release on October 16.