Rated A by the Cinema Evaluation Board, the documentary is the first directorial venture of Almendralejo who earlier produced the football-themed docus
Little Azkals and Pangarap Kong World Cup, and the feature films Tumbang Preso and Bakal Boys.
The site relates that Villarama's docu
, best picture winner at last year's Metro Manila Film Festival, presents 'a beauty competition [of Filipino domestic helpers in Hong Kong] ...
Rocha agreed: 'Docus
are mistakenly considered 'educational' and thus boring.
Glawogger contributed a film to the 3D docu
series "Cathedrals of Culture," which played this year at Berlin.
'Busan gives us a stage, where we can talk about Philippine docus
and our crazy four-year adventure,' Villarama told the Inquirer.
Yet none of the year's nominated docus
took more pages out of Hollywood's playbook than "Dirty Wars," Rick Rowley's study of journalist Jeremy Scahill's investigations into shadowy Joint Special Operations Command ventures.
Mesa are vying for prizes with 13 other docus
in the fest's Asian Vision Competition.
Documentary filmmaker Les Blank, known for his personal docus
such as Burde, of Dreams and Garlic 18 as Good as Ten Mothers, died April 7 at his home in Berkeley, Calif.
Among the docus
in the lineup is Benito Bautista's Harana, a tender look at the long-forgotten and neglected art of the serenade.
Considered one of Chile's new wave, Larrain crafts docus
and pics informed by his international studies in film, political science and journalism.