It wasn’t publicly stated that Piolo Pascual is nominated as Best Actor in the recently concluded Cannes Film Festival. He flew there for Manila as its producer, not as its lead actor. It was a surprise that he was actually nominated for best actor in the event.
That alone is an achievement to take home. Even though a US critic has said that his acting was bland for the film, he was also described as “hunky at best”. Piolo might not be able to win the highest regard for an actor in the said festival. But being there, representing the country is a good achievement. What’s great is that they went home with the Best Director trophy, courtesy of Brillante Mendoza’s Kinatay.
Now that Cannes is over, Manila should hit the local cinemas very soon. Manila will be locally distributed by Star Cinema.
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