Arnie, an indie film about a Filipino fisherman will be competing alongside other short films in the International Critics Week, a sidebar competition at the Cannes Film Festival.
The film is directed by Taiwanese-Filipino Rina Tsou, was shot in Cianjhen fishing port in the coastal province of Kaohsiung. The film focuses on the life of Arnie, a fisherman who finds himself on the Taiwanese coast after swimming through rough seas.
Tsou’s entry will compete with other independent films, such as ‘Oh, What a Wonderful Feeling’ by Canadian director Francois Jaros, and ‘Prenjak’, an Indonesian film by Wregas Bhanuteja. Likewise, ‘Arnie’ will be featured with 11 other Taiwanese films in the Kaohsiung Film Festival.
Meanwhile, two Filipinos made it to the festival’s main competition – veteran film director Brillante Mendoza will return to the prestigious French competition for his film ‘Ma’ Rosa’, while his protégé, Raymund Guttierez, will screen his short film entitled ‘Imago’.
The International Critics Week will run from May 12 to May 20.
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