Adela, the Anita Linda-starrer directed by Adolf Alix Jr., is voted as the Best Film for 2008 according to the Film Desk of the Young Critics Circle.

A film about the lonely birthday of a grandmother has bagged the title of Best Film of 2008, according to the Film Desk of the Young Critics Circle. The film Adela shows a day in the life of a woman (played by Anita Linda) who is about to celebrate her 80th birthday. This is Anita's latest movie to feature her in the lead role since her 1998 film Ang Babae sa Bubungang Lata.

The Anita Linda-starrer dominated the YCC Awards when it was chosen as the film with the Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography and Visual Design, Best Editing, Best Sound and Aural Orchestration, and Best Performance.

Aside from recognizing the acting talent of the veteran actress, Ronnie Lazaro of the Cinema One entry Yanggaw was also recognized as a nominee for the Best Performance category. Young stars Carlo Aquino (Baler) and Paolo Paraiso (Imoral) were also cited for the same category.

Since 1990, the academe-based group has been closely observing Philippine cinema. According to their official website, the YCC is composed of members who come from various disciplines, thus bringing an interdisciplinary approach to the analysis of film.

Here is the list of films to honored by the YCC during the awarding ceremony scheduled for March 11, 2009. It will tke place at the Conference Hall, Faculty Center, University of the Philippines-Diliman, Quezon City.

Best Film - Adela directed by Adolf Alix Jr.
Nominee - Serbis directed by Brillante "Dante" Mendoza

Best Screenplay - Adela directed by Adolf Alix Jr.
Nominees - Imoral directed by Adolf Alix Jr. and Serbis directed by Brillante "Dante" Mendoza

Best Cinematography and Visual Design - Adela
Nominees - Yanggaw and Serbis

Best Editing
- Adela
Nominees - Yanggaw and Serbis

Best Sound and Aural Orchestration - Adela
Nominees - Yanggaw and Serbis

Best Performance - Anita Linda in Adela
Nominees - Ronnie Lazaro in Yanggaw
Carlo Aquino in Baler
Paolo Paraiso in Imoral