Maguindanao film wins in Indonesia fest


“Cartas de la Soledad”

Maguindanaoan filmmaker Gutierrez Mangansakan II’s “Cartas de la Soledad” was chosen best Asian film at the just-concluded Jogja-Netpac Asian Film Festival held in Indonesia. Netpac stands for the (international) Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema.

Jury chairman Zhang Wenjie, director of the Singapore Museum Cinematheque, commends the film as a “thought-provoking, ambitious inquiry into the colonial past… and the director’s personal history through an allegorical tale of physical and psychological imprisonment.”—Bayani San Diego Jr.

Get Inquirer updates while on the go, add us on these apps:

Inquirer Viber

Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.

  • basilionisisa

    Congratulations! looks interesting! glad that there are independent filmmakers in southern philippines who although unknown in Manila are very talented and are doing well in the region. hope we see previews at least in youtube, or better yet on government-owned channels, if not commercial networks. All the best, Mr Teng Mangansakan II !

  • Marlou Wang

    Wow! Another Filipino gem!

  • RyanE

    Kudos! We lost in boxing but we won this one!

  • hustlergalore

    teng mangansakan. bibigyan kit ng rising star award.

To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.

Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:

c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94