TOKYO---After over a decade in show business, Joem Bascon finally got to grace an international film festival.
He was supposed to attend the San Sebastian fest in Spain last September, but was tied up taping the ABS-CBN daily soap, "Pusong Ligaw." This time, he made sure he could join the rest of the "Pailalim" team, led by director Daniel Palacio and producer Brillante Ma Mendoza, at the 30th Tokyo International Film Festival. "Pailalim" was part of Tokyo's World Focus program.
"It's my first time in a foreign festival," he told the Inquirer during the Filipino night, organized by the Film Development Council of the Philippines, in Tokyo.
As expected, he had to go through a...
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