Sunshine LICHAUCO DE LEON (TAMED ROSE PRODUCTIONS), Suzanne RICHIARDONE (TAMED ROSE PRODUCTIONS)
BASED ON THE LIFE OF JESSIE LICHAUCO Curiosity, Adventure & Love is the story of a 106-year-old American woman who journeys to Manila alone in the 1930s at age 18, the history of the Philippines she witnessed and the insights of a woman whose indomitable spirit has evoked inspiration for the thousands who have known her. Sitting alone in her 250-year old Spanish colonial home, Jessie Lichauco’s poetic soul shares stories of a life guided by fate, where her innate sense of adventure, curiosity and compassion for others knows no boundaries. Jessie’s husband worked for the Philippine colonial government lobbying for independence in Washington DC and was among the country’s most prominent lawyers, allowing her to witness the rebirth of a nation. Bridging the past, the present and future, it’s an amazing journey of a century of humankind, of love and finding home, of the cruelty of World war II and a hostile occupation, and the rebuilding of a nation while living a life that restores our faith in the power of our own humanity.
Festivals & Awards
World Premiere’s Festival Philippines 2016
Special Jury Prize New Filipino Cinema
Docs Without Borders Film Festival 2017
Excellence Award for the categories of Human Spirit and Biography