Close  
INDIE BRAVO!

3 PH films compete in top-tier Portugal fest

/ 12:20 AM February 01, 2019
3 PH films compete in top-tier Portugal fest

Ogie Alcasid in “Kuya Wes”

Three Filipino films, James Mayo’s “Kuya Wes,” Louie Ignacio’s “School Service” and Carlo Catu’s “Kung Paano Hinihintay ang Dapithapon,” will be competing at the 39th Fantasporto Festival Internacional de Cinema du Porto in Portugal this month.

The news was announced by Mayo, whose “Kuya Wes” had a special screening on Jan. 28 at UP Cine Adarna in Diliman. The director said he would be arriving in Portugal on Feb. 25, along with the film’s lead star, Ogie Alcasid.

ADVERTISEMENT

3 PH films compete in top-tier Portugal fest

Ai-Ai delas Alas (right) in “School Service”

“It’s my first international film fest,” Alcasid told the Inquirer. “I’m excited about this but, at the same time, scared. It’s a totally a new world for me. I will make time for it. Both Leo (Dominguez, his talent manager) and Joyce (Bernal, coproducer of ‘Kuya Wes’) told me to go. That would be a really tiring trip since I’ll just be flying in and out.”

The three films will be competing in two categories, namely Director’s Week and Orient Express, according to Mayo.

Alcasid, however, said he refused to feel pressured to bring home any acting award. “I will just go there for the experience,” he declared.

Fantasporto, rated by Variety as one of 25 leading festivals in the world with an annual average of 110,000 attendees, runs from Feb. 22 to March 2. —MARINEL R. CRUZ

3 PH films compete in top-tier Portugal fest

Cast of “Kung Paano Hinihintay ang Dapithapon”

Read Next
LATEST STORIES
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: 39th Fantasporto Festival Internacional de Cinema du Porto, films, Indie Bravo!, Kung Paano Hinihintay ang Dapithapon, Kuya Wes, School Service
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2019 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.