By Jamie Ortega, Photo Courtesy of Star Cinema
After bagging five major awards at the 7th Cinemalaya Awards Night and grossing 20 million pesos in its first five days of nationwide screening, the critically-acclaimed Indie-comedy Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank is now attempting to make it in the international film festival circuit.
The movie is the country's official entry to the Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film Category next year. The selection committee of the Film Academy Of The Philippines was in charge of choosing which film to send to the Oscars.
Directed by Marlon Rivera and starring Eugene Domingo, JM De Guzman, Kean Cipriano and Cai Cortez, Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank is a mockumentary that chronicles a day in a life of three ambitious, passionate and misguided filmmakers who are dead set on producing an internationally-acclaimed indie film. The movie, which satirically depicts the present situation of our local indie film industry, was also recently nominated for the Young Cinema Award in the Vancouver International Film Festival.