Pailalim goes to Sweden, Turkey, Belgium

  • Page Views 541
  • Daniel Palacio’s Pailalim (Underground) will have screenings in three countries.

    The Brillante Ma Mendoza-produced drama movie is included in the lineup of the 41st Göteborg Film Festival, ongoing in Sweden until tomorrow. The Göteborg event is the largest film festival in Nordic countries—showcasing about 450 films from 80 nations annually. The fest aims “to bring the whole world to Göteborg.”

    Next stop for Palacio’s movie is the 37th Istanbul Film Festival in Turkey, from April 6 to 17. It is the first and oldest film festival in Turkey.

    “Pailalim” is also headed to the MOOV Film Festival, from April 17 to 29 in Turnhout, Belgium. The fest’s site relates that this annual event focuses on feature films “with relevant social themes such as women empowerment, the effects of poverty or prejudice and ecological concerns.”

    “Pailalim” tells the story of an ordinary Filipino laborer who lives in a cemetery with his wife and sickly child.

    Palacio told the Inquirer: “Being invited to these prestigious festivals brings a sense of accomplishment to me as a filmmaker.”

    He trusts that foreign audiences would see that “our struggle doesn’t define us, but our perseverance.”

    Palacio is certain that foreign programmers chose the film because it truthfully presents the harsh realities in our society. “And there is nothing harder than seeing people living in cemeteries. Most viewers cannot believe that this is actually happening in our country.”

    His wish, however, is that the film would inspire the audience. “As the film travels all over the world … my hope is that it will finally get the chance to land home.”

    (B. SAN DIEGO JR., Inq.net)

    Share

    New Posts Recently publish post More

    • 22 September 2018
      13 hours ago No comment

      The Predator (PG)

      Warrior! Once upon a time a famous body builder from Austria got one of his early starring starts in a science fiction laced thriller featuring aliens. To some not having Arnold Schwarzenegger in 20th Century Fox’s The Predator May be pause for concern. Not so. Thanks to a cracking ...

    • 22 September 2018
      16 hours ago No comment

      Health is wealth (and things we tend to ignore)

      We human beings have a tendency to put off everything to the last minute, especially our health. When we don’t feel pain or when we feel we are in tip top shape, we skip a dental or doctor’s appointment just because we feel we don’t have an eed for ...

    • 21 September 2018
      2 days ago No comment

      City of Vancouver names plaza after late Filipino community pillar Mel Tobias

      The city council of Vancouver has approved the naming of a plaza after Mel Tobias, a respected pillar in the Filipino community who passed away last year. The Mel Tobias Plaza is one of 15 civic places that council named after prominent Vancouver residents in a meeting on September ...

    • 20 September 2018
      2 days ago No comment

      Peso at it’s lowest

      Share prices and the local currency ended lower as the government announced the trade deficit widened in July as imports posted their fastest gain in more than two years while exports barely grew. The Philippine Stock Exchange PSEI Index declined as much as 1.3 percent, taking the total loss ...

    • 16 September 2018
      6 days ago No comment

      MOSAIC’s statement on Shen murder case

      Vancouver, BC – In response to calls from media seeking comment about the Shen murder suspect’s immigration status, Olga Stachova, Chief Executive Officer has released the following statement on behalf of MOSAIC (Multilingual Orientation Services Association for Immigrant Communities). As with all Canadians, the thoughts of MOSAIC staff are ...

    %d bloggers like this: