Metro Manila

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Showing: 7th November 2014 at 7:30 pm

Released: 20th January 2013 (Sundance)

20th September 2013 (UK)

Sponsored by:  Paul Hancocks

Film-Notes

 

Audience Reaction 81%

 

UKFlag of the PhilippinesUK/Philippines – 115 mins – Drama/Thriller

 

 

Director: Sean Ellis

Stars: Jake Macapagal, Althea Vega, John Arcilla

Seeking a better life, Oscar Ramirez and his family decide to move from the poverty stricken rice fields of the Northern Philippine mountain ranges, and journey towards the capital mega city of Metro Manila. Upon arriving in the big city, Oscar and his family fall foul to various city inhabitants whose manipulative ways are a daily part of city survival. Oscar manages to land a job as a driver for an armored truck company and is befriended by Ong, his senior officer. Before long, it becomes apparent that Ong, has been planning the arrival of someone just like Oscar for some time.

 

FILM FESTIVALS

Amazonas Film Festival (3 wins – Best Director, Best Script and Audience Award), BAFTA Awards (Nominated – Best Film not in the English Language 2014), British Independent Film Awards (3 wins – Best British Independent Film, Best Director and Best Achievement in Production 2013)(2 nominations – Best Supporting Actor and Most Promising Newcomer 2013), Hamburg Film Festival (Won – Critics Award for Best Film 2013), Polar Festival de Cognac (Won – Grand Jury Prize), Satellite Awards (Nominated – Best Motion Picture, International Film 2013), Star Awards for Movies (Nominated – Movie Actor of the Year World Cinema – Dramatic 2014)(Nominated – Grand Jury Prize for World Cinema – Dramatic 2013), Sundance Film Festival (Won – Audience Award for 2013), Valladolid International Film Festival (2 nominations – Best Director and Best Director of Photography 2013)(Nominated – Golden Spike for Best Film 2013)

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