MANILA, Philippines -- The 2012 Cinema One Originals entry directed by Richard Somes, which stars Erich Gonzales, is among the entries at an international film festival in Italy.
"Mariposa sa Hawla ng Gabi" will be shown from April 19 to April 27 at the Far East Film Festival in Udine, Italy.
The annual film fest, which is now on its 15th year, is said to be the biggest European film festival that showcases East Asian films.
In "Mariposa," which was first shown in local theaters in November last year, Gonzales portrays a "probinsyana" whose quest to find her long lost sister puts her in challenging situations in the city.
The film billed as a "psycho-action thriller" also features as cast members Alfred Vargas, Joel Torre, Mark Gil, Rez Cortes, Maria Isabel Lopez, Dennis Padilla and John Lapus.