Did you know: 9 a lucky number for Filipino films in Busan
Nine is the Philippinesâ€™ lucky number in Busan. So far.
At press time, at least nine Filipino movies have been invited to this yearâ€™s Busan (South Korea) International Film Festival, to be held October 6 to 14. Itâ€™s virtually a miniretrospective of Filipino indie filmmakers in one of the most high-profile cinema events in the region.
On top of the countryâ€™s Busan lineup is Loy Arcenasâ€™ â€œNiÃ±o,â€ which will compete in the New Currents section. â€œI got the official letter the other day,â€ Arcenas told Inquirer Entertainment on Wednesday. â€œIt feels great. Iâ€™m thrilled.â€
A New York-based theater director, Arcenas made his film debut with â€œNiÃ±o,â€ an entry in the seventh Cinemalaya indie film fest held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) last month.