December 7, 2012
The Philippines' entry for the best foreign-language film Oscar is, of all things, "a movie about a cantankerous, closeted [and very Catholic] older gay man whose only companion is a dog." The director describes his lead actor, Eddie Garcia, as "the Filipino Clint Eastwood, or maybe even bigger in the context of local showbiz."
The New York Times 11/06/12 (includes video)
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