(SPOT.ph) When your fresh start lies in making it abroad, immigration becomes a heavy topic. There's been a huge shift in America's immigration policies once U.S. President Donald Trump took his position, and it's gotten harder and harder for immigrant families to stay together on foreign soil. Shedding light on this issue is Filipino film Yellow Rose, starring Pinoy theater performer Eva Noblezada.
In a report by Deadline, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has announced its acquisition of all worldwide rights of the Diane Paragas film, excluding the Philippines. It is the "first Filipino film acquired by Sony for theatrical release in the U.S.," according to a report by ABS-CBN News. Distribution in Philippine theaters will be handled by ABS-CBN.
Yellow Rose stars Tony Award nominee and Filipino-American performer Noblezada as Rose, an undocumented Filipino girl living in Texas with the hopes of becoming a great country singer someday. Her dreams come to a halt when Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrests her mother on charges of being an illegal immigrant. Filipinos like Tony Award winner Lea Salonga and Princess Punzalan are also part of the cast, alongside Dale Watson, Gustavo Gomez, Libby Villari, and Liam Booth.
Yellow Rose premiered at the 2019 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival where the film, where Noblezada bagged the grand jury award and breakout performance award. The movie was also the ABS-CBN Cinematografo Originals seed grand winner in 2017.