Ulan is a 2019 Filipino romantic drama film written and directed by Irene Villamor, starring Carlo Aquino and Nadine Lustre. The film, which uses elements of magic realism in its storytelling, is a coming-of-age story about a young woman named Maya, who grew up alternately fascinated and fearful of the rain, stalked by storms and the “tikbalang” (the half-horse, half-human creature).
The film was produced by Viva Films in partnership with streaming site HOOQ. It is HOOQ’s first original film in the Philippines. It was released in theaters nationwide on March 13, 2019. Ulan won 8 awards out of 8 nominations at the Asian Academy Creative Award including best Actor and Best Actress for both Lustre and Aquino.
Maya (Lustre) is a girl who has always held a pessimistic view of the rain, reminding her of failed love and other depressing things. Will the rain ever stop her in her journey to overcome past heartaches?
Nadine Lustre, Carlo Aquino, Marco Gumabao, AJ Muhlach, Perla Bautista, Leo Martinez, William Martinez, Andrea Del Rosario, Kylie Verzosa, Josef Elizalde, Angeli Bayani, Elia Ilano, Limer Veloso, Xenia Barrameda, Jhon Roe Apolis