Saturday, September 06, 2008
Judy Ann's PLONING chosen for Oscar Awards Derby
The Judy Ann Santos semi-independent movie "Ploning" which is directed by Dante Nico Garcia has been officially selected as the Philippine entry to the 2009 Oscar Awards' best foreign language film category. The movie was selected by a special committee of the Film Academy of the Philippines and it beat the other movies Caregiver, Tribu, and Endo for the honor of representing the country in the Oscars derby. [source: Philippine Entertainment Portal, & GMA News]
This very beautiful and very Pinoy movie PLONING has been shown here in Iloilo last April of this year, I saw it and it was a wonderful experience. One of those obramaestras that is full of art and beauty.
International screenings of Ploning are scheduled on September 18 to 20 at San Antonio, Texas; September 29-30 at Los Angeles, California; and October 3-4 at San Francisco, California.
In the above interview, it is interesting to note Judy Ann Santos' angst and grievances towards experiences on big studio film productions. I applaud her because, at least, she knows what she really wants as an actress who takes her craft seriously. With her dabbling on projects away from the big studios, I see a bright future for Judy Ann.