Pinoy film premieres to warm welcome at Cannes
Filipino filmmaker Auraeus Solitoâ€™s dream film Busong, which he described as â€œvery minimalist,” premiered last night at the Cannes Directorsâ€™ Fortnight to a warm welcome.Â Frederic Boyer, artistic director of the Cannes Directorsâ€™ Fortnight, was at a loss for words when he introduced the film.
â€œYou are about to open a world that no one has ever seen before. So different from other films from the Philippines in the past. I cannot describe it… maybe it could be called â€˜Palawaneeâ€™,” Boyer said in welcoming the â€œBusong” team.
Solito said the script is only 15 pages long. â€œItâ€™s all images,” he said in an interview on GMA Newsâ€™ News to Go last May 5.Â The audience, however, did not seem to mind the lack of dialogue, as Solito was enthusiastically applauded after the screening.
â€œMatagal na palakpakan, tumayong tatlong beses,” shared Solito on his Facebook page, where he thanked the Creator for the successful premiere. â€œSalamat ampuh sa manungang panimula,” he wrote.