The country’s entry to Oscars 2009, ‘Ploning’ gained lots of achievements in different international film festivals across Asia and Europe. Unfortunately other films bested ‘Ploning’ over at the 2009 Oscars.
This year to compete in the ‘Best Film in Foreign Language’ category is APT Entertainment’s ‘Ded na si Lolo’ which casts Elizabeth Oropesa, Gina Alajar, Roderick Paulate, Manilyn Reynes, Dick Israel and BJ Forbes as the lead stars. The story revolved around a child whose grandfather died and their family’s beliefscaused conflicts on how they’ll mourn.
The 82nd Academy Awards will will be presented on March 7, 2010 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The Film Academy of the Philippines (FAP) chose ‘Ded na si Lolo’ over other award-winning Filipino movies including Baler. Let’s cross our fingers and be hopeful that they’re pretty right with their decision. It’s still a good film after all. 😉