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Louie Ignacio's 'Area' in Kazakhstan film festival.

Louie Ignacio's 'Area' will premiere at the 12th Eurasia International Film Festival in Almaty, Kazakhstan, from Sept. 24 to 30. The Filipino indie film, which topbills Ai-Ai delas Alas and Allen Dizon, will compete for top prizes in the fest-including the grand prix, best director, actor and actress.

'Area' tells the story of an over-the-hill prostitute whose life savings are stolen during the Holy Week.

Organized by the National Academy of Cinema Arts and Sciences (under the Ministry of Culture and Sports), the Eurasia fest aims to 'bring together artists from all over the worldestablish a fruitful dialogue of culture [and] expand spiritual links with foreign countries.'

Delas Alas told the Inquirer: 'I will attend the festival. It's my first time in an international event like the Eurasia fest, and I am excited!'

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Publication:Philippines Daily Inquirer (Makati City, Philippines)
Geographic Code:9KAZA
Date:Sep 5, 2016
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