Kinatay, Manila, and Independencia movies at the Cannes Film Festival 2009

Three Filipino movies will take part in the 62nd Cannes Film Festival (2009) that will be held from May 13 to 24 in Cannes, France.

Brillante “Dante” Mendoza’s Kinatay is one of 20 movies chosen in the festival’s prestigious Palme d’Or (Golden Palm) competition and will be up against Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds among others.

Indie film Manila (directed by Adolfo Alix Jr. and Raya Martin) on the other hand is one of the six movies chosen to have a special screening in the said festival. It is topbilled by Piolo Pascual and the actor will reportedly go to France to present the movie.

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Meanwhile, Independencia (directed by Raya Martin) is one of 20 movies included in the Prix Un Certain Regard, which is dedicated to “young talent, innovative and audacious works.” The movie was produced using a 120,000-euro grant from the French government called the Fonds Sud Cinema.