Mike de Leon weighs in on MMFF brouhaha

Award-winning filmmaker Mike de Leon weighs in on the latest controversy hounding the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF).

According to initial reports, De Leon will field his comeback movie, “Citizen Jake,” as an entry in the finished-film round of the MMFF. He recently told the Inquirer that he is having second thoughts about participating in the December festival.

For a bit of film history: De Leon’s “Kisapmata” bagged the major awards—including best picture, screenplay and director—in the 1981 edition of the MMFF. He earlier joined the festival with another acclaimed movie, “Kung Mangarap Ka’t Magising” in 1977—a “golden” year in Philippine cinema where the likes of Lin…

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