FDCP Brings Award Winning Films to PH Cinema

With the goal to bring world cinema and make critically-acclaimed titles even more accessible to Filipino audiences, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) has licensed the rights to four new titles from Belgium,
Austria, Cambodia, and United Kingdom.

Charlotte Wells’ “Aftersun” (2022) tells the story of Sophie as she reflects on the joy and
melancholy of a holiday she took with her father 20 years earlier. The film took home the
French Touch Prize of the Critics’ Week Jury at the 75th Cannes International Film Festival.

Another Cannes-winning title FDCP acquired is Marie Kreutzer’s “Corsage” (2022) which
depicts the life of Empress Elizabeth of Austria, told on a fictional account. The film won the
Cannes Un Certain Regard Section’s Best Performance Award for Vicky Krieps’ portrayal of
Empress Elizabeth. It also had its PH premiere during the 10th QCinema International Film

Davy Chou’s “Return to Seoul” follows the life of a 25-year-old French woman as she returns
to her birthplace, South Korea, after being adopted to a French family. She then decides to
track down her biological parents but her journey takes a surprising turn. Chou’s film won
international acclaim in various film festivals like Asia Pacific Screen Awards, Athens
International Film Festival, and Belfast Film Festival among others. Likewise, it also had its
PH Premiere during the 10th QCinema International Film Festival and bagged the Jury Prize

Finally, 75th Cannes International Film Festival Grand Prix Prize Winner “Close” (2022)
directed by Lukas Dhont depicts the lives of 13-year-olds Leo and Remi as they slowly drift
apart after their relationship is questioned by their schoolmates. Dhont’s film also got the
nod of the Academy Awards when it got nominated for the Best International Feature

More than its aim to encourage audiences to return to the cinemas, FDCP, through its
Audience Development Program, aims to further expose moviegoers to titles that would
help them expand their horizons.

The screening of these films will be held in select theatres nationwide and the FDCP’s very
own Cinematheque Centres in Manila, Nabunturan, Davao, Iloilo, and Negros.

Follow FDCP on social media to stay updated for screening schedules.