Two Filipino Films to Screen at Osaka Fest

OSAKA – Two Filipino films will be screened at the 18th Osaka Asian Film Festival (OAFF), which will take place from March 10 to 19.

“Leonor Will Never Die” directed by Martika Ramirez Escobar, and “Yield” by Toshihiko Uriu and Victor Delotavo Tagaro will participate in non-competitive sections of this year’s edition of OAFF, in the Spotlight and Special Screenings programs, respectively.

Escobar’s psychological comedy-drama film won the Special Jury Prize at the 2022 Sundance International Film Festival. It stars Sheila Francisco, Bong Cabrera, Rocky Salumbides and Anthony Falcon.

Uriu and Tagaro’s documentary, “judged to be beautifully shot and topical,” according to the OAFF website, will have its world premiere at the festival. - Florenda Corpuz

(Images courtesy of OAFF)