SOLAR PICTURES takes pride in being part of the success of ‘Ang Larawan’ and ‘Siargao’ for winning the Best Picture awards in the 43rd Metro Manila Film Festival. As the official distributor of both films, Solar Pictures’ motto “To inspire, inform and entertain” is also reflected in the screenplays.
President and CEO of Solar Pictures Mr. Wilson Tieng said “The dynamics of these two movies caters to the target market of Solar Pictures. Since there is also a niche market that prefer these genres of films, we decided to distribute Ang Larawan and Siargao.”
Awarded Best Picture for MMFF 2017, Ang Larawan also won Best Actress for Ms. Joanna Ampil, Best Production Design for Gino Gonzales, Best Musical Score for Mr. Ryan Cayabyab, special award Gat Puno Antonio Villegas Cultural Award, and a Posthumous Special Jury Prize for national artist Nick Joaquin. While Siargao bagged the Second Best Picture and won Best Director for Paul Soriano, Best Supporting Actress for Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Best Editing for Mark Victor, Best Cinematography for Odyssey Flores, Best Sound and Best Original Theme Song ‘Alon’ by Hale.
Also on the rank with Ang Larawan and Siargao is the MMFF 2016 Best Film Sunday Beauty Queen, and other multi-awarded MMFF films such as Saving Sally, Oro, Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo, and Rosario which were also distributed by Solar Pictures. Foreign films recently distributed by Solar Pictures includes 2016 Oscar Best Picture Spotlight, the documentary The Beatles: Eight Days A Week, Loving Vincent, and another award-winning film is in the pipeline. 2018 Golden Globes awardee and Oscars-nominated film I, Tonya starring Margot Robbie will be distributed by Solar Pictures and will be in cinemas starting February 7.
“Whether it’s a local or Hollywood film, we have a certain “pedigree” in the type of films that we would like to distribute. It doesn’t matter if it’s indie or a major release, but when we select our films we make sure to show quality movies.” says Butch Ibañez, General Manager of Solar Pictures.
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Team ‘Ang Larawan’ and Team ‘Siargao’ with Solar Pictures President and CEO Wilson Tieng during a Victory Party held in Passion restaurant, Resorts World Manila. Photographs by Erickson dela Cruz.