Monday, December 07, 2009

Venice Film Festival winner Engkwentro opens in theaters Dec. 11

The award-winning film "Engkwentro" opens in theaters December 11, 12 and 13 at SM Cinemas in Mall of Asia, North Edsa, Megamall, Cebu. It will be shown elsewhere in the Philippines in 2010.

Inspired by true events, "Engkwentro" follows the last 24 hours of two teenage brothers on opposite sides of a gang war. With a career-making performance by young heartthrob Felix Roco and directed by 22-year-old Pepe Diokno, the film took home two awards at the September 2009 Venice Film Festival--including the Horizons Prize for new trends in cinema, and the US$100,000 Lion of the Future Award for best debut film.

Born in Manila on August 13, 1987, Diokno has been internationally proclaimed one of the most promising filmmakers of our time with "Engkwentro," a movie he wrote, produced and directed after a year of research touring jails around the Philippines.

PLUS: Engkwentro in brief--

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