By Reeya Tatjana Ho
Antoinette Jadaone’s coming-of-age drama Fan Girl, awarded as Best Picture at the 4th Entertainment Editors’ Choice (The Eddys) and 2020 Metro Manila Film Festival, is now streaming on Netflix.
The award-winning film starring Charlie Dizon and Paulo Avelino also received mixed reviews from both the film industry and audiences after its premiere at the 33rd Tokyo International Film Festival on Oct. 31, 2020.
The movie follows the story of 16-year-old obsessed fangirl Jane, played by Charlie, who meets her on-screen idol, played by Paulo, after sneaking into the back of his pickup truck. Much to her surprise, her idol isn’t what he portrays himself to be in front of the cameras.
Last Sunday, Charlie expressed her excitement to have the movie on Netflix by sharing pictures taken on the set.
“Exactly two years ago, I auditioned for Fan Girl and now it has made its way around the world and in a few days it will be streaming on Netflix,” she said in her social media post.
Meanwhile, in a social media post, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) is pleased to announce that Jadaone’s decorated film will be one of the eight local films to be part of the official selection of this year’s Udine Far East Film Festival, which will run from June 24 to July 2.
Fan Girl along with Joel Lamangan’s Anak ng Macho Dancer will represent the country as competition films, while Grace Simbulan’s A is for Agustin will be screened in the non-competition Documentaries section.
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