After being recognized in the Cannes Film Festival, Piolo Pascual's indie film, Manila, is now Moscow bound. It will be submitted as one of the entries in the upcoming Moscow Film Festival in Russia. If accepted, Piolo is most likely to go there again to present his film. If his hectic schedule will permit him, that is.
Manila is also being drafted to be Cinemalaya's 2009 opening film. However, there's still a lot of loose ends with this offer, as Star Cinema is not very much sold with the idea. Star Cinema has bought the film's local distribution rights. Therefore, they have the last say as far as the film's showing in the local theaters or cinemas is concerned. The target showing date of Manila is in August.