‘Oros’ wins in Washington DC indie fest
MANILA, Philippines—Filipino filmmaker Paul Sta. Ana’s “Oros (The Coinbearer)” wins best feature at the DC Independent Film Festival, held in Washington DC, from March 6 to 10.
The fest’s website described this Cinemalaya movie as “gritty, gripping … an intriguing tale with a final ‘twist of the knife’”
The film tells the story of slum dwellers who rent unclaimed cadavers so they can hold illegal gambling sessions at fake wakes.
Launched in 1999, the DCIFF aims “to nurture independent films.”
After the DCIFF, “Oros” will be shown at the Asean International Film Festival, to be held in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, from March 28 to 30.
Then “Oros” will be shown at the Cleveland International Film Festival on April 4, 5 and 10, at the Tower City Cinemas, in Cleveland, Ohio.
“Oros” was previously featured at the Vancouver (Canada) and Asiatica Filmmediale (Rome, Italy) film festivals. It won best actor at the Cinemalaya fest for lead star Kristoffer King.
Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of INQUIRER.net. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.
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