Just in time for Halloween, Filipino filmmaker Joey Agbayani’s animated short “Lola” will be screened in two horror film festivals abroad—the Malta Horror Film Festival, set from Oct. 31 to Nov. 3, and the Killer Film Fest, to be held in Somerville, Massachusetts, from Nov. 1 to 2.
Scriptwriter Lynda Casimiro passed away on Jan. 12 after battling cancer. She was 63. Casimiro wrote Brillante Ma. Mendoza’s award-winning film “Lola,” which premiered in Venice in 2009. Venice fest consultant Paolo Bertolin wrote in Facebook: “Thanks to the profoundly human and sensitive writing of Casimiro … the characters so astoundingly embodied by (lead actresses) Anita Linda and Rustica Carpio became so real, touching and unforgettable.”—Bayani San Diego Jr.