Updated 11:05 AM PHT Mon, February 6, 2017
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Philippine cinema continues to make an impact overseas as two Filipino films are set to be shown at a film festival in Scotland.
Singing in Graveyards and The Woman Who Left (Ang Babaeng Humayo) will be screened at the Glasgow Film Festival (GFF) from February 15 to 26.
Singing in Graveyards, Bradley Liew's debut film, is the story of Pepe, a man who has spent his life impersonating Filipino rock star Joey "Pepe" Smith.
Liew is a Malaysian director, cinematographer, and producer who is now based in Manila.
Lav Diaz's The Woman Who Left (Ang Babaeng Humayo) has reaped praise both here and abroad, and won the Golden Lion award at last year's Venice Film Festival
Diaz previous work, Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis (A Lullaby for the Sorrowful Mystery), was screened at the Berlin Film Festival in February last year where it won the Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize.
In The Woman Who Left, actress Charo Santos-Concio plays Horacia, a woman imprisoned for a crime she did not commit. When she is released after 30 years, she vows revenge.
On its 12th year, the Glasgow Film Festival is one of the United Kingdom's three top film festivals and has grown from an audience of 6,000 in 2005 to over 40,000.
"(The) GFF aims to become one of Europe's top audience-focused film festivals, continuing to build a reputation for an international programme of the world's best films alongside a dynamic fusion of cross-sector, screen-based events, and commissions," says the film fest's website.