Sunday, October 16, 2011

Nino- Philippine Entry for the 16th Busan International Film Festival won New Currents Award

Directed by Loy Arcenas, the Philippine entry Nino tied with Iran's Mourning, won the New Currents award in the 16th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF).

I watched the movie on its first screening during the festival at the newly constructed Busan Cinema Center. Aside from being screened in a huge movie theater it was also jam packed with viewers so it was really overwhelming. Plus I got to sit beside an internationally acclaimed Filipina film director, Laurice Guillen. hehe

Other films in the New Currents section were: August Drizzle (Sri Lanka), Choked (Korea), Damn Life (Japan), Here...or There? (Vietnam/Switzerland), I Carried You Home (Thailand/Singapore), Lost in the Mountain (China), The Passion of a Man Called Choe Che-u (Korea), Return to Burma (Taiwan/Myanmar), Starry Starry Night (Taiwan/China/ Hong Kong, China), Watch Indian Circus (India), and The Mirror Never Lies (Indonesia).

The director is now based in New York. An Obie-winning production designer and theater director and a Gawad Buhay-nominated director.


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