You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

The Philippines selects Oscar entry

Garcia's 'Ploning' joins foreign-language race

“Ploning,” a debut feature helmed by Dante Nico Garcia, has been selected as The Philippines candidate for the foreign-language Oscar it was announced Tuesday.

Pic was selected by a special committee of the Film Academy of the Philippines.

Film is the idyllic 1982-set story of island life and the secret love of a beautiful woman and a fisherman from her past. Starring Judy “Juday” Ann Santos, it was produced by new shingle Panoramanila.

“Ploning” was previously selected for the Paris Cinema fest in July and is currently on limited commercial release in Canada.

In winning selection “Ploning” beat out other more anticipated pics including “Caregiver,” “Tribu,” and “Endo.”

Selection committee was headed by Eddie Romero and also included Jose Carreon, secretary of the Directors Guild of the Philippines; William Mayo, president of the Philippine Motion Picture Directors Association; Johnny Delgado, chairman of the Actors’ Workshop Foundation; Pablo S. Gomez, president of the Screenwriters’ Guild of the Philippines; and Manny Morfe, president of the Productions Designers Guild of the Philippines.

More Film

  • NANCY

    Andrea Riseborough's Thriller 'Nancy' Sells to Samuel Goldwyn (EXCLUSIVE)

    “Ploning,” a debut feature helmed by Dante Nico Garcia, has been selected as The Philippines candidate for the foreign-language Oscar it was announced Tuesday. Pic was selected by a special committee of the Film Academy of the Philippines. Film is the idyllic 1982-set story of island life and the secret love of a beautiful woman […]

  • Ridley Scott

    Ridley Scott Tells Aspiring Filmmakers They Have 'No Excuses'

    “Ploning,” a debut feature helmed by Dante Nico Garcia, has been selected as The Philippines candidate for the foreign-language Oscar it was announced Tuesday. Pic was selected by a special committee of the Film Academy of the Philippines. Film is the idyllic 1982-set story of island life and the secret love of a beautiful woman […]

  • Amazon Boards Marjane Satrapi's Marie Curie

    Amazon Boards Marjane Satrapi's Marie Curie Biopic 'Radioactive' (EXCLUSIVE)

    “Ploning,” a debut feature helmed by Dante Nico Garcia, has been selected as The Philippines candidate for the foreign-language Oscar it was announced Tuesday. Pic was selected by a special committee of the Film Academy of the Philippines. Film is the idyllic 1982-set story of island life and the secret love of a beautiful woman […]

  • ENT_LD_211116_02404m.jpg

    Berlin Film Review: '7 Days in Entebbe'

    “Ploning,” a debut feature helmed by Dante Nico Garcia, has been selected as The Philippines candidate for the foreign-language Oscar it was announced Tuesday. Pic was selected by a special committee of the Film Academy of the Philippines. Film is the idyllic 1982-set story of island life and the secret love of a beautiful woman […]

  • LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 15: Gregg

    Variety Lights Up London Honours Bash with 10 Brits to Watch

    “Ploning,” a debut feature helmed by Dante Nico Garcia, has been selected as The Philippines candidate for the foreign-language Oscar it was announced Tuesday. Pic was selected by a special committee of the Film Academy of the Philippines. Film is the idyllic 1982-set story of island life and the secret love of a beautiful woman […]

  • Marvel Studios' BLACK PANTHER..Zuri (Forest Whitaker)..Photo:

    'Black Panther' Is A Legit Phenomenon, but Will It Be An Oscar Player?

    “Ploning,” a debut feature helmed by Dante Nico Garcia, has been selected as The Philippines candidate for the foreign-language Oscar it was announced Tuesday. Pic was selected by a special committee of the Film Academy of the Philippines. Film is the idyllic 1982-set story of island life and the secret love of a beautiful woman […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content