Ian Loreños’ “Alagwa (Breakaway)” will be screened at the Newport Beach Film Festival, to be held in Orange County, California, from April 25 to May 2. Loreños told the Inquirer that “Alagwa” is the lone Filipino film competing with hundreds of entries from all over the world.
After the Busan fest, Ian Dean Loreños’ “Alagwa (Breakaway)” will be screened in four international festivals this month. The indie drama, which top-bills Jericho Rosales, will have screenings in Cambodia and in three fests in India: Chennai, Kochi and Bangalore. According to its producer Bianca Balbuena, there are more film fests in the works next year. “Alagwa” merited a positive review from The Hollywood Reporter when it was shown in Busan, South Korea, last October.
By Rito P. Asilo
Jericho Rosales stirs and scares in his exceptional portrayal of a single father who embarks on a search to find his missing son (Bugoy Cariño) in Ian Loreños’ harrowing human-trafficking drama, “Alagwa,” a guest entry in this year’s Cinema One Originals Film Festival.