8 PINOY FILMS BOUND FOR
HAWAII FILM FEST
Manila, April 17, 1999 - Four local movies have so far been chosen by Christian Gaines of the Hawaii International Film Festival for exhibition in the prestigious event in November. Four more will be picked in July when Gaines returns to Manila. Hawaii filmfest '99 is focused on the Philippines.
The first four movies selected were Chito Roño's "Bata, Bata...Paano Ka Ginawa?," Joel Lamangan's "Sidhi," Carlitos Siguion Reyna's "Kahapon May Dalawang Bata," and Gil Portes' "Saranggola."
Of the four, only "Saranggola" has not yet been commercially released. Gaines viewed a rough copy (interlock) of "Saranggola" whose post-production work is yet unfinished. "Saranggola" stars Ricky Davao and Lester Llansang as father and son. Script by Butch Dalisay.
Also being eyed for Filipino moviesí participation is the Sundance (Utah) filmfest (Robert Redford's very own project), where Gaines is in charge of the world cinema division. "Saranggola" is an aspirant to the June Manila Film Festival.
Gaines is inviting Cesar Montano as juror and Vilma Santos as special guest to the Hawaii filmfest, where "Jose Rizal" was shown last year.
Reported by: Sol Jose Vanzi
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