Five Filipino films are among the movies to be screened at the Focus on Asia International Film Festival Fukuoka 2018, which will be held from Sept. 14-23 at the Canal City Hakata in Fukuoka City.
“Nervous Translation” directed by Shireen Seno, “The Baggage” by Zig Dulay, “Smaller and Smaller Circles” by Raya Martin, “Women of the Weeping River” by Sheron Dayoc and the digitally restored version of the acclaimed Filipino film masterpiece of the 1970s “Nunal Sa Tubig (Speck in the Water)” by Ishmael Bernal will be screened in the special feature section entitled “Philippine Films: Drawn to and Fascinated by a Sacred Chaos.”
“Our film festival, in association with the Japan Foundation Asia Center, our co-organizer, will commemorate the 100th year of Philippine films this year with a special feature of films from the Philippines including film masterpieces by young and upcoming film directors who will shoulder the future of Philippine films,” FIFF stated on its website.
“We will also be looking into the diversity and fascination behind Philippine films in our symposiums,” the festival added.
The Focus on Asia Fukuoka International Film Festival is now on its 28thedition. It aims to introduce excellent films from Asia to the world.
(Words by Florenda Corpuz, Photographs courtesy of Focus on Asia Fukuoka International Film Festival 2018)