A period film set in Cuyo, Palawan, beat a movie about caregivers in London, an indie film about Tondo gangsters, and a love story among contractual workers in the Oscars derby.
Ploning, a film produced by Panoramanila Pictures Co. has been chosen as the country’s entry to the 2009 Oscar Awards’ best foreign language film category.
The Board of Governors of the Film Academy of the Philippines approved the selection of Ploning.
The special committee members were Director Jose Carreon, secretary of the Directors Guild of the Philippines, Inc.; Director William Mayo, president of the Philippine Motion Picture Directors Association; Johnny Delgado, chairman of the Actors’ Workshop Foundation; Pablo S. Gomez, president of the Screenwriters’ Guild of the Philippines; and Manny Morfe, president of the Productions Designers Guild of the Philippines.
Also reviewed were Caregiver, Tribu, a Cinemalaya festival winner and Endo.