Actress Bela Padilla, alongside director Paul Soriano, walked the red carpet at the 32nd Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) which began yesterday, October 28.
Bela made a stunning presence by showing up in her elegant sheer black velvet dress and effortless crown braided hair. She also went for a ‘no make-up’ make-up look to channel her natural beauty.
The actress packed her bags for an 11-day trip to Japan because her newest film Mañanita directed by Paul Soriano will compete in the said festival as the country’s representative for the Main Competition section. Incidentally, Mañanita was recently Given a Grade A by the Cinema Evaluations Board.
In the film, Bela’s character is a former military sniper who took on a mission in order to make ends meet.
This is not the first time that the Mañanita starrer attended the TIFF, in fact, she also participated last 2016 for Ivan Andrew Payawal’s I America, which then competed for the Asian Future category.
In one of her past interviews, Bela mentioned that she feels challenged because “we’re the only Philippine representative and only one of two Asian films in the main competition.”
Nonetheless, she admitted in the same interview that the festival is also a blessing which can serve as an avenue for her to possibly meet other directors and producers she can work with in the future.
TIFF will end on November 5.
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