‘Shift’ in Japan theaters
Filipino filmmaker Siege Ledesma’s “Shift” opened in Japan theaters (including Shinjuku Shinemakarite) on Oct. 25, where it screens for two weeks. Ledesma flew to Tokyo to promote the film and attend a special screening at the Nihon University College of Art on Oct. 16. Ledesma told the Inquirer that Pictures Dept., the film’s distributor in Japan, first heard of “Shift” at the Osaka Asian Film Festival, where it won Best Picture in March. Joe Alandy, producer, likewise met Pictures Dept. reps at the Tokyo Filmex last year. Bayani San Diego Jr.