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Philippines to submit war film ‘Mindanao’ for consideration at 2021 Oscars

NME — 24.11.2020

2019 war drama Mindanao has been announced as the Philippines’ submission for the 93rd Academy Awards’ Best International Feature Film category.

Helmed by Filipino filmmaker Brillante Mendoza, Mindanao tells the story of a Muslim mother – portrayed by Judy Ann Santos – who has to single-handedly raise and care for her cancer-stricken daughter while awaiting the return of her husband (Allen Dizon) who was recruited to fight for the country at war.

The announcement was shared on Facebook on Tuesday by Film Academy of the Philippines director general Vivian Velez.

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