Post(s) tagged with "indie film"

Bwakaw: Toronto Review ⇢

Bwakaw, Jun Robles Lana’s entry to this year’s Cinemalaya, received praise at the Toronto International Film Festival and the New York Film Festival. It has also been selected as the Philippine’s official entry to the Oscars. I haven’t seen the film. But from the reviews I’ve read, it seems that we have a fighting chance. (I’m rooting for you, Lana!)

I am so glad that Filipino filmmakers are now getting their mojo back. At the same time, I feel so embarrassed for not seeing this in the theatres. I want a copy. 

It’s a shame that the definition of “Indie Film” in my country’s major record bars is a  borderline-porn, sex-centered plot. Trashy titles are displayed openly on the “indie” shelf while the real indie films are barely noticeable. Oh, come to think of it, these trash were produced independently anyway. But I hope they had the sense to drop the “film” instead. Let it be called indie for the sake of technicality. But please don’t put those two words together. You record bars ought to employ a film student or two.

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