The 2013 film ‘Bamboo Flowers’ directed by multi-awarded Filipino director Maryo J. Delos Reyes is scheduled to take part at the 21st Annual Filipino International Cine Festival on Thursday, 9am, December 11, in the 95-year-old Roxie Theater, in San Francisco, USA.
Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) co-produced the said film with Productons56 Incorporated during the Sineng Pambansa National Film Festival: All-Masters Edition and won the Indie Movie Cinematographer (Jun Gonzales) of the Year award at the 2014 Star Awards for Movies where the film was also nominated as Best Film of the Year.
The movie’s plot centers on the chandelier-shaped bamboo flowers which when blossoming forebodes its death; and is set at the island of Bohol. The film highlights the lives of small people as their dreams are shattered; and yet fulfilled as well. Aloy Adlawan wrote its story and featured some of the Philippines’ fine actors, the likes of Spanky Manikan (Nominated for Movie Supporting Actor of the Year, 2014 Star Awards for Movies), Irma Adlawan, Mylene Dizon, Ruru Madrid (Nominated for Breakthrough Performance by an Actor, 2014 Golden Screen Awards), Orlando Sol, and beautiful Max Collins with child actors Yogo Singh and 2014 Cinemalaya Best Supporting Actor Miggs Cuaderno.
‘Bamboo Flowers’ is expected to create a stir in the festival viewers who appreciate the poignant message of the film which will also feature the green and lush sceneries of the island. It will be exhibited in the 300-seater and oldest operating theater located on the 16th Street in Mission District of the said US State.