MANILA – Aside from being the country’s official entry to the 2016 Academy Awards, the acclaimed biopic "Heneral Luna" has also been included in the movies that were submitted for consideration in the upcoming Golden Globe Awards.
This was announced by the award-giving body in an article published on its official website on Sunday.
The Golden Globes said 71 films were submitted for consideration in the Best Foreign Language film category representing 46 countries.
Of these films, the final five nominees will be announced on December 10, while the winner will be named on January 10, 2016.
According to Golden Globes, they award a foreign language film each year because it is part of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s (HFPA) mission “to foster greater understanding through cinema.”
“HFPA journalists, who themselves cover Hollywood film and television for publications from over 30 countries, know that it is important to promote awareness of world cinema in the United States. It is often not easy for many of these films to gain an international audience beyond their borders. We feel it is a great privilege to experience the best the world has to offer through the eyes of authors from around the globe,” the article said.
Starring John Arcilla in the title role, "Heneral Luna" is about the life and death of General Antonio Luna, who is considered the country's greatest general during the Philippine-American war.
Directed by Jerold Tarog, the movie also stars Epy Quizon, Joem Bascon, Archie Alemania, Aaron Villaflor, Nonie Buencamino, Ronnie Lazaro, Ketchup Eusebio, Paolo Avelino, Mylene Dizon and Mon Confiado as General Emilio Aguinaldo.
Read our review of "Heneral Luna" here.