Pinoy film premieres to warm welcome at Cannes
Filipino filmmaker Auraeus Solito’s dream film Busong, which he described as “very minimalist,” premiered last night at the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight to a warm welcome. Frederic Boyer, artistic director of the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, was at a loss for words when he introduced the film.
“You 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 ‘Palawanee’,” Boyer said in welcoming the “Busong” team.
Solito said the script is only 15 pages long. “It’s all images,” he said in an interview on GMA News’ News to Go last May 5. The audience, however, did not seem to mind the lack of dialogue, as Solito was enthusiastically applauded after the screening.
“Matagal na palakpakan, tumayong tatlong beses,” shared Solito on his Facebook page, where he thanked the Creator for the successful premiere. “Salamat ampuh sa manungang panimula,” he wrote.