Larawan to Italy fest
Ang Larawan, the awardwinning musical film based on National Artist Nick Joaquin’s play A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino, makes its European debut at the 20th Far East Film Festival in Udine, Italy, from April 20 to 28. The Far East Film Festival is a premier European filmfest that showcases popular Asian films.
The Udine filmfest is so far the third international festival of the motion picture produced by Culturtain Musicat Productions, with its libretto written by National Artist Rolando Tinio, and music composed by Ryan Cayabyab. Ang Larawan had its world premiere at the 2017 Tokyo International Film Festival last October; weeks after, it opened the Cinematografo International Film Festival held in San Francisco.
Team Ang Larawan encourages the Pinoys in Italy to watch the film on April 24 at 11 a.m.
Meanwhile, local audiences can still watch Ang Larawan as it is touring the country through school and special screenings. For updated schedule of the film’s local and international screenings, check out Ang Larawan The Movie on Facebook or log on to anglarawan.com.
Rachel Alejandro (left) and Celeste Legaspi, stars of the musical film