Piolo Pascual's indie film, Manila made it through the Special Screening category of the Cannes Film Festival. The film, including two others, Independencia and Kinatay, were finalists too in the other categories of the festival.
Manila is yet to be shown here. But with the good reviews it is getting internationally, Piolo can only hope that it would get good followers here as well. When this movie fair well in the box office, it could actually change the trend of indie films in the country.
Manila is co-produced by Piolo Pascual himself and he's very excited about this film. He even took it to Star Cinema's bosses so that they would agree to be the film's distributor in the country.
It is still not confirmed if Piolo would fly to France for the festival. But definitely is excited about the success that his indie movie is currently enjoying.