MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Less than 24 hours after it handed out the 2017 film awards, the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) withdrew all recognition for the film ‘Ang Larawan,’ including Best Picture and Best Actress for Joanna Ampil.
Ang Larawan” is formed on the play “A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino” by National Artist for Literature Nick Joaquin, and facilities music by Ryan Cayabyab and lyrics from Rolando Tinio. It garnered 7 of the festival awards.
In a statement, MMFF pronounced that it “cannot in demur commend a film with all the major awards when it has not even been shown widely in theaters.
Many mall and other theaters pulled the film just a day after the festival opening since it wasn’t attracting crowds just like other top-grossers, mostly slapstick and expel interest cinema like those featuring Vic Sotto and Vice Ganda.
”Come to consider of it, how can a film be deliberate a film festival entrance when it is not even being shown starting with Day 2,” MMFF said.
There are only 8 films comparison for the festival.
Maybe, the MMFF should consider bringing back double underline screenings during the festival so that a peculiarity film can be shown in the same museum as another of mass appeal. Two for the cost of one. Everybody wins!
Cinema placement has always been a quarrelsome indicate during the MMFF, with mall owners discerning to postpone low-performing entries for throng pleasers to take advantage of the holiday rush.
Ryan Cayabyab, whose music is used in “Ang Larawan,” tweeted early Tuesday a list of malls that have private their entry.