Jun Lana’s film “Die Beautiful” starring Paolo Ballesteros had a “surprise screening” at the Toronto International Film Festival last November 20. It was featured in Toronto Fest’s Reel Talk section.
Producer Perci Intalan revealed that they only had one week to prepare a copy to send abroad after the movie’s success in the Tokyo Film Festival.
Cameron Bailey, artistic director of the fest, shared that they also featured Lana’s film “Bwakaw” in 2012.
“We’re always interested in seeing his new work. When we heard that it had won two awards in Tokyo, I tracked it down for our Reel Talk audience,” Bailey said.
Ballesteros won the Best Actor award from the Tokyo Film Fest, where the movie also bagged the Audience Choice award.
“Die Beautiful” is also one of the 8 film entries in this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival.