Tatler Philippines — 8.3.2021
Our entry for this year’s Best International Feature Film may not have made it to the shortlist but we are still crossing our fingers for these three Filipino-American films helmed by incredible women to take us closer to the Oscars dream.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that spearheads the annual Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, released in early February the list of eligible films to be nominated for Best Picture. Out of 366 titles, three Filipino-American films are being considered for voting namely, Lingua Franca written, directed and starred by Isabel Sandoval, the documentary film A Thousand Cuts by Ramona Diaz, and Yellow Rose directed by Diane Paragas.
Although Brillante Mendoza’s Metro Manila Film Festival winner Mindanao starring Judy Ann Santos didn’t make it to the shortlist of Best International Feature Film, the three films mentioned above are already something to be proud of for the accolades they have already received from other film festivals and critic circles in different parts of the world.
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