‘Kita Kita’ gets Indonesian remake

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 15) — The highest-grossing Filipino indie film is set to make more eyes well up — this time, in Indonesia.

The romantic comedy “Kita Kita” starring Alessandra de Rossi and Empoy Marquez has earned an Indonesian adaptation titled “Cinta Itu Buta” or “Love is Blind”.

Based on the trailer, the adaptation seems to be largely faithful to the original Filipino film: A blind woman piques the interest of a happy-go-lucky man, who then guides her through her daily life.

Instead of Japan, the Indonesian remake is set in Busan, South Korea.

Sigrid Andrea Bernardo, Kita Kita’s director, said on Instagram that she got teary-eyed from watching Cinta Itu Buta’s trailer.

Cinta Itu Buta is set to premiere in Indonesian cinemas on October 10.

Kita Kita only had a ₱10-million budget and its producers only hoped to break even. The film eventually grossed ₱320 million, making it the most successful Filipino indie flick.