In this year's Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Fest, Mylene Dizon was cited for her "moving portrayal of a woman raging against the dying of the light..."
It comes as no surprise then that her indie film 100 will represent the Philippines in the New Currents section of the 2008 Pusan International Film Festival.
The title of the movie refers to the number of things that Mylene's character has to do before she kicks the bucket. As the cancer victim faces her final days, she fulfills all her dreams and wishes along with her best friend played by Eugene Domingo and her mother portrayed by Tessie Tomas.
Direk Chris Martinez recently informed PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) about this development. "During Cinemalaya pa lang, inimbitahan na kami ng Pusan. Gusto nila sa kanila ang international premiere ng 100. Nagpadala na sila ng invitation letter. We are leaving on October 3 and we will have two screenings on October 4 and October 8."
According to Direk Chris, the Film Development Council of the Philippines will be sponsoring the trip to South Korea. The Pusan IFF will run from October 2-10, 2008. Eugene Domingo is expected to attend the 13th edition of the said film fest but Mylene will be unable to go because she is already six weeks pregnant with her second child.
He also pointed out that 100 is the only Pinoy film in competition but there are other entries that will be exhibited in the said film fest.