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Metro Manila tops a big budget night for low budget films

Metro Manila tops a big budget night for low budget films

A Philippine-set thriller, in the little-known language of Tagalog, has won the most awards – including the top awards – at this year’s British Independent Film Awards. The BIFA for Best British Independent Film went to Metro Manila and the Best Director prize went the man behind i...

Starred Up and Selfish Giant lead BIFA nods

Starred Up and Selfish Giant lead BIFA nods

A prison drama that won the Best Newcomer honour for its first-time writer at the London Film Festival last month has scooped the most nominations at the British Independent Film Awards – the opening ceremony of a long film awards season that will end with the Oscars in February. Starred Up wi...

BAFTA picks British film for Foreign Language Oscar race

BAFTA picks British film for Foreign Language Oscar race

The British crime thriller Metro Manila is marking its UK theatrical release with the news that it’s been picked to represent the UK in the race for next year’s Best Foreign Language Oscar. Although it’s set in the Philippines and shot entirely in the language of Tagalog, Metro Man...

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