Filipino-British movie Metro Manila wins Audience Award at Sundance Film Festival

InterAksyon.com reports that Metro Manila, "a film set entirely in the Philippines bagged the World Cinema Dramatic Audience Award at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, January 26 (Sunday, January 27, Manila time).

InterAksyon.com reports that Metro Manila, "a  film set entirely in the Philippines bagged the World Cinema Dramatic Audience Award at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Utah on Saturday, January 26 (Sunday, January 27, Manila time). It won over 11 other films from around the world in its category.

 

The report noted that Metro Manila "was directed by British filmmaker Sean Ellis from a screenplay he co-wrote with Frank E. Flowers" and tells the "tale of a poor family that flees the countryside in a desperate search for a better life in the big city." Among the Pinoy actors in the cast were Jake Macapagal, John Arcilla, Althea Vega, Miles Kanapi, Ana Abad Santos, and JM Rodriguez.

 

The report further revealed: "Co-founded by actor-director Robert Redford, the Sundance Film Festival is considered the most prestigious independent film festival in the U.S. The host of this year’s ceremonies was actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt."

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