Manila, Philippines – MALAYSIAN director Wi-ding Ho’s “Pinoy Sunday” bagged the Best Picture award at the recent Comedy Cluj Film Festival in Romania.
The internationally acclaimed film, starring Bayani Agbayani, Epi Quizon, Meryll Soriano and Alessandra de Rossi, served as the opening film of the 2nd Taiwan Film Festival held at Shangri-la Plaza cinemas from Oct. 20 to 26.
“Pinoy Sunday” tells the story of two overseas Filipino workers (OFWs, played by Quizon and Agbayani) in Taiwan who discover a couch left behind the sidewalk and decide to bring it all the way to their dormitory.
In a previous Bulletin Entertainment online report, Quizon related the film’s story to the Filipinos’ concept of unity or “bayanihan.”
“Yung pagbuhat namin kung nakita niyo, bayanihan system ’yan eh, na binuhat namin ’yung pangarap namin. Kumbaga, dinaanan namin ’yung hirap na maski hindi naman namin alam kung maabot ’yun, pero kami susubukan at susubukan namin. Parang, bawat Pilipino, di ba, binibigyan tayo ng mga problema pero susubukan at susubukan natin,” he said. (Bulletin Entertainment Online)