Three of this year’s entries will finally make their online premiere through a virtual edition of Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino happening later this month. Originally announced as finalists for the 2020 Full Length Category, the following will now be among ten films included in the PPP Year 4 Premium Film Showcase:
- HE WHO IS WITHOUT SIN
D: Jason Paul Laxamana
S: Elijah Canlas, Enzo Pineda
- THE HIGHEST PEAK
D: Arbi Barbarona
S: Dax Alejandro, Mara Lopez
D: Lawrence Fajardo
S: JC Santos, Hiro Nishiuchi
Check out the full Premium Film Showcase line-up here:
In addition to that, a number of former Sinag Maynila entries and Solar Pictures co-releases were also chosen to be part of the PPP Year 4 line-up in other categories. Zig Dulay’s 2019 entry AKIN NG KORONA will be part of the Bahaghari Film Showcase, together with Joel Lamangan’s MMFF 2018 Best Picture RAINBOW’S SUNSET. The said category will pay homage to the LGBT community.
2017 Sinag Maynila Best Picture winner TU PUG IMATUY will be part of the From the Regions Showcase, making it Arbi Barbarona’s second entry in the overall line-up. While Mes De Guzman’s 2016 entry DYAMPER will be part of the Genre Showcase, along with Brillante Mendoza’s 2018 thriller ALPHA, THE RIGHT TO KILL.
There will also be a special category devoted to Philippine submissions to the Oscar Best Foreign Language Film race. Among the entries are Brillante Mendoza’s MA ROSA and Raymund Gutierrez’s VERDICT. Finally, Solar Pictures co-released former PPP entry CIRCA (Adolf Alix, Jr.) will make its return through the PPP Retro Showcase.
The full line-up for Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino Year 4 was unveiled through a virtual press conference held last October 8, while the actual festival will stream via https://fdcpchannel.ph from October 31 to November 15. Visit the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino Facebook Page for more announcements.