CINEMANILA 2006: Synopses of Films in Competition
From more than fifty (50) films coming from no less than forty (40) countries Cinemanila proudly presents nine (9) films chosen to compete for the prestigious Grand Prize Lino Brocka Award:
2006 Cinemanila International Competition:
- 9th Company
Director: Fyodor Bondarchuk (Finland-Russia-Ukraine)
The film follows a band of young recruits from a farewell ceremony with friends and family back home, through their often brutal training in Uzbekistan’s Fergana Valley, up to a bloody battle on a mountain top in Afghanistan against the mujahideen.
Best Foreign Language Film Nominee (Russia)- Oscar Awards
Golden Eagle- Russian Academy of Cinema Arts