9 PH films in Busan
Nine Filipino movies—five full-length features, two documentaries and two shorts—will be screened at the 21st Busan International Film Festival in South Korea, from Oct. 6 to 15. “It’s a good year for Philippine cinema,” producer Bianca Balbuena told the Inquirer.
Two films that were produced by Balbuena are included in the section, A Window on Asian Cinema: Lav Diaz’s “Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis” and Bradley Liew’s “Singing in Graveyards.”
The three other Filipino films to be shown in A Window on Asian Cinema are: Brillante Ma. Mendoza’s “Ma’ Rosa,” Ato Bautista’s “Expressway” and Anton Juan’s “Woven Wings of Our Children.”
Two Filipinos are competing in the documentary section: Baby Ruth Villarama with “Sunday Beauty Queen” and Sheron Dayoc with “The Crescent Rising.”
The two Filipino shorts films in Busan are: Raymund Gutierrez’s “Imago” in exhibition and Phil Giordano’s “Supot” in competition.
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