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