Video: Die Beautiful Facebook
Paolo Ballesteros together with Die Beautiful directors Jun Lana and Perci Intalan, and the rest of the production bosses of the movie walk the red carpet of the 29th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF-JP).
Die Beautiful is in the TIFF-JP as a competition film, while four other Filipino films are also there to screen in the filmfest's different sections.
Ivan Andrew Payawal's I America and Mikhail Red's Birdshot are part of the Asian Future section, Lav Diaz's Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis is in the Tokyo's World Focus section, while Brillante Mendoza's Shiniuma (Dead Horse) is part of the omnibus film Asian Three-Fold Mirror 2016: Reflections. Mendoza joins two other Asian filmmakers Isao Yukisada and Cambodia's Sotho Kulikar in this project spearheaded by the Tokyo filmfest and Japan Foundation Asia.
Talking to PEP via Facebook messenger, Paolo says a lot of people approached them and congratulated them.
"Madami nag-approach sa 'min na ang ganda daw ng movie. Siguro yung mga namili yun, kasi napanood na daw nila, he-he-he. Even yung festival director," relates Paolo.
Die Beautiful will have its TIFF-JP world premiere on Thursday, October 27, 5:50 pm at the EX Theater Roppongi.