Multi-awarded international and veteran director Maryo J. Delos Reyes’s 2013 film titled ‘Bamboo Flowers’ won the Audience Favorite award at the first-ever Silk Road International Film Festival held on October 20-25 in Xi’an City, China’s Shaanxi province. A trophy and Certificate of Honor was awarded to the Philippine Embassy in Beijing on behalf of the filmmakers.
Delos Reyes officially received the award at the Film Development Council of the Philippines headquarters at Export Bank Plaza, in Makati City on Wednesday, December 17.
‘Bamboo Flowers’ 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.
The said award-winning and internationally-acclaimed film was produced by Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) and co-produced by 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 recently concluded 2014 Star Awards for Movies where the film was also nominated as Best Film of the Year.
The film also took part at the 21st Annual Filipino International Cine Festival in the 95-year-old Roxie Theater, in San Francisco, USA on December 11.
Delos Reyes was also one of Philippine Daily Inquirer Entertainment and Corporate Affairs Department’s ‘Indie Bravo! 2014 Honoree’—for his huge contribution in the film industry as an artist; and received it on Thursday, December 11 at the publication’s main office in Makati City.