Milo Sogueco’s ‘Mariquina,’ other Filipino indie films to be shown in Busan
MANILA, Philippines—Milo Sogueco’s “Mariquina” will compete in the New Currents Section of Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), said the festival’s website on Tuesday.
BIFF is set from Oct 2 to 11.
“Mariquina” was an entry in this year’s Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival in its New Breed Category and won Best Supporting Actress for teen star Barbie Forteza.
Among the film’s lead stars are Bing Pimentel, Ricky Davao and Mylene Dizon.
Filipino filmmaker Martika Ramirez Escobar’s “Stone Heart” competes in the Asian Short Film section.
A documentary on Supertyphoon “Yolanda” by Cha Escala and Wena Sanchez titled “Nick and Chai” competes in documentary section of BIFF.
Two films, however, will be featured as exhibition films.
Another Cinemalaya film, Francis Xavier Pasion’s “Bwaya”, will be featured in the BIFF’s Windows on Asian Cinema section. “Bwaya” won the Best Film, Best Cinematography and Best Musical Score awards in this year’s Cinemalaya.
Italian filmmaker Leonardo Cinieri Lombroso’s documentary “Southeast Asian Cinema: When the Rooster Crows,” featuring Filipino acclaimed Director Brillante Ma.Mendoza will be shown in BIFF’s Documentary Showcase Section.
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