Abramorama has announced that it will release Jerrold Tarog’s “Heneral Luna,” the Philippines’ entry for Best Foreign Language Film, in theaters nationwide beginning at the end of the month. “Heneral Luna” has become a cultural phenomenon in its homeland as the highest grossing independent Filipino film of all time.
The official synopsis reads: “Set during the Philippine–American war, the epic film recounts the heroic yet tragic story of General Antonio Luna, commander of the Philippine Revolutionary Army and the most brilliant Filipino general, who faced an enemy more treacherous than any foreign colonizer: his own countrymen. The film stars award-winning veteran actor John Arcilla as General Luna.”
“‘Heneral Luna’ is an extraordinary film with a loyal, definable, motivated audience, exactly what we look for when taking something on,” said Richard Abramowitz, Abramorama President. “We’re honored that the producers are entrusting us with this record-breaking release.”
“I would hope ‘Heneral Luna’ is well-received in America,” added Fernando Ortigas, Executive Producer, “as it’s got an engaging and fast-paced narrative that’s unusual for most foreign language films.”