My inner Blanche Dubois will never tire of faces like Felix Roco, who became known when he starred in Pepe Diokno’s debut film, Engkwentro, which won two major awards in the 2009 Venice Film Festival.
These photos, taken by Bianca Balbuena, have that Leopoldo Salcedo kind of feel.
Leopoldo Salcedo in his prime
Felix is, in fact, one of Bembol Roco’s twin sons who have followed in his footsteps.
Bembol, a.k.a. Rafael Roco Jr. is best known for his critically acclaimed role as Julio Madiaga in Maynila: Sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag.
Felix has that boyish Jujiin Samonte look, minus the outlandish costumes
This afternoon I finally saw him onscreen in Marie Jamora’s Cinemalaya entry, Ang Nawawala, where he plays the dead brother of his real-life twin, Dominic Roco (below).
What’s funny is, Grace, Mich and I were more interested in Felix who plays a supporting role in the movie. I don’t even like earrings. But his face,
his voice, are something else. So easy on the eyes.
Ang Nawawala is a finalist in the Cinemalaya Film Festival’s New Breed Full-Length Feature category and will run until July 29, 2012.
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