PH Film Patintero: Ang Alamat ni Meng Patalo to Screen in Film Fest in China


Another Filipino film is about to reach international screens: Mihk Vergara’s Patintero: Ang Alamat ni Meng Patalo will be screened at the third Silk Road International Film Festival later this month.

Patintero was first screened at the QCinema Film Festival in 2015, and follows the story of Meng Francisco, a 10 year old girl dubbed as the neighborhood patalo (loser) because of her lack of skill in patintero, a modified version of tag. She gathers a group of “fellow losers” to challenge a group of kids who have staked a claim in a sari-sari store. The film won the audience choice and gender sensitivity awards at the festival.

The film stars Nafa Hilario Cruz, Isabel “Len-Len” Frial, William Buenavente, and Claude Adrales, and is produced by TBA, the same group behind the sleeper hit Heneral Luna.

The Silk Road International Film Festival aims to forge cultural connections among countries along the Silk Road. The festival will screen films from Asian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, and European cinema.

Locally, Patintero will have a commercial release starting October 5.

Watch the trailer below:

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