Deadline (The Reign of Impunity) of Director Joel Lamangan is an official selection in the ongoing 35th Montreal World Film Festival while four other local films will be participating in two other international film festivals in Canada scheduled for September.
Ang Babae sa Septic Tank, directed by Marlon Rivera and starring Eugene Domingo, will compete in the Dragons and Tigers Awards for Young Cinema in the Vancouver International Film Festival from Sept. 29 to Oct. 14.
Adolf Alix Jr.’s Isda (Fable of the Fish) will have its international premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and will screen in the Visions Program from Sept. 8 to 18.
Lav Diaz’s Century of the Birthing will also be screened in the same Visions Program. Raya Martin’s Ars Colonial , a co-production between Netherlands and the Philippines, will also be featured in Toronto Filmfest’s Wavelength Program.
Deadline stars Tirso Cruz III, Allen Dizon, Ina Feleo, Lovi Poe, TJ Trinidad and Luis Alandy. The film focuses on the bloody media killings which made the Philippines the most dangerous place for journalists.
The film will also be in the main competition of the 38th Brussels International Film Festival in November.
Ang Babae sa Septic Tank was chosen the best film in the new breed category of the recent Cinemalaya 2011. It also snagged the best director, scriptwriter and actress awards for Marlon Rivera, Cris Martinez and Eugene Domingo.
It is now on its third week of commercial run and has already hit the P20 million mark in just five days of showing.
Isda the second film of Alix to be screened in Toronto since Adela in 2008, stars Cherry Pie Picache and Bembol Roco.
Century of the Birthing follows two unrelated plots—one focusing on a filmmaker who has been working on his latest opus foryears; and the second centers on a Christian cult leader in a rural region.
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