Laos Fest Showcases Philippine Cinema
The 7th Luang Prabang Film Festival has lined up a special program of movies from the Philippines for its annual event, which will be held in Laos from Dec. 2 to 7.
Dubbed Spotlight, the section will showcase the “exciting and rapid developments” in the Philippine movie industry, according to organizers.
Included in the Spotlight lineup are Brillante Ma. Mendoza’s “Ma’ Rosa,” Mario Cornejo’s “Apocalypse Child,” Dan Villegas’ “#Walang Forever” and Ralston Jover’s “Hamog.”
The films in the program were “carefully selected by experts and critics,” with the goal of featuring each country’s “finest contemporary films” and highlighting “the strongest voices” from across the Southeast Asian region.
Scenic Luang Prabang, the royal capital of Laos until 1975, is renowned for its Buddhist temples, some dating back to the 16th century.
Written by: Bayani San Diego Jr.