-The Indie film 'Pauwi Na' is a film directed by Paolo Villaluna
-They joined the Shanghai International Film Fest
-And as expected, they won GRAND PRIZE!
Philippines has always been known as a country with a lot of talents. Film making is also one of them. We may have been criticized by our graphic designs be we are creative with our stories and plots.
This Indie film is a proof that Filipinos are indeed talented!
The highest honor that this Film Festival can give was the Golden Goblet award which was won by the movie 'Pauwi Na' last June 25 at the Shanghai Grand Theater in China.
The story focuses on the Pedicab driver with a nagging wife, a thief son, his pregnant daughter and a dog named Kikay. They were on a journey on foot using the pedicab they to go back to their home in Leyte.
This plot was actually true story of a family who went back home from Manila to Leyte using Pedicab back in 2003.
The main actors and actresses of this dramedy film were Meryll Soriano, Jerald Napoles, Bembol Roco, and Cherry Pie Picache and claimed an international title, 'Pedicab'.
Their director Paulo Villaluna was first indie director who was able to defeat all other 13 entries from different parts of the world.
Cristian Mungui, a 2007 Cannes Palme d'Or winner, commended the film. He said,
"For the humanism and universality of the story, for the simplicity of the style and realization – for the non-conformism with which it represented our desire to believe that there is a sense in this Universe, the award for the best film goes to Pedicab, from the Philippines."
After the event, the director of film posted his pride and thanks on social media saying,
"When your audience approaches you after a screening and tearfully says you've changed their lives, you know you told your truth well."
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