Eugene Domingo (MNS Photo)

Eugene Domingo (MNS Photo)

Comedienne Eugene Domingo is hoping that her upcoming movie “Tuhog” will also be tapped to participate in various international film festivals.

Domingo said she is proud to be part of “Tuhog” which has a story that local moviegoers don’t usually see.

We are very thankful to Skylight and to Star Cinema kasi binigyan nila ng chance ang ganitong klaseng material na magawa. This is not the usual film na ino-offer ng Star Cinema. But then again, because it is Star Cinema’s 20th anniversary, through Skylight, they are offering new fresh stories na medyo may pagka-edgy. I hope people will welcome it because this is not the usual story na napapanood mo lang,” she said.

Saying this movie is something Filipinos can be proud of, Domingo said: “We really hope [to venture into festivals] because universal naman ang theme.”

According to Domingo, “Tuhog” will offer a different kind of comedy that will interest the viewers.

“This is not really a drama drama. This is actually a black comedy though pinagbabawalan nila ako sabihin ‘yung black comedy because people might not understand. But let us not underestimate our viewers. Black comedy is a comedy because you see things you know are painful, but how come I’m laughing? It’s a feeling of cynicism,” she said.

Tuhog” is about three strangers whose lives hang in the balance – a middle-aged woman, a retired man and a young man in his 20s fighting for a chance to continue living.

In the movie, the characters portrayed by Domingo, Leo Martinez and Enchong Dee are seen in a road mishap involving the bus driven by Jake Cuenca.

With separate lives and unresolved problems of their own, Fiesta (Domingo), Tonio (Martinez) and Caloy (Dee) are seen as passengers of a bus that figures in an accident.

Directed by Veronica Velasco, “Tuhog” will be released nationwide by Star Cinema on July 17.(MNS)