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Antoinette Jadaone's ‘Fan Girl’ to premier at the Tokyo International Film Festival

By PhilSTAR L!fe Published Sep 29, 2020 11:00 pm Updated Sep 29, 2020 11:08 pm

Antoinette Jadaone's Fan Girlwill premiere at the 33rd Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) on Oct. 31 and wil run till Nov. 9.

Fan Girl, starring Paulo Avelino (himself) and Charlie Dizon (Jane) and written and directed by Antoinette Jadaone, is among the lineup of TIFF’s new Tokyo Premiere 2020 section—a new category that focuses on world and Asian Premiere films. It is the only Filipino film in the said section, and is tagged as a suspense and youth drama film.

Fan Girlis about a college student named Jane who follows her celebrity idol Paulo to his home and discovers a "horrifying truth."

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Finally!!! Magpi-premiere na ang Fan Girl ? Sobrang nagmarka sakin ang Fan Girl not only because first major film ko, but also because of the experience. Sobrang dami ko pong natutunan while we were doing the film. Ito na ata yung pinakanahirapan ako dahil hindi lang sya emotionally challenging, physically and psychologically din. Pero sobrang worth it lahat ng experience. I believe that destiny paved the way para makapag-audition ako. Noong una, wala po akong idea na may project na Fan Girl at matagal na silang naghahanap for the role. Sobrang biglaan po yung audition and I remember holiday nun kaya muntik na talagang di ako makapag-audition. I had no idea about the story but I went because I knew na si Direk Tonet yung director. During the audition, pagpasok ko pa lang, sabi agad, pakibura lahat ng make-up. So dun pa lang kinabahan na talaga ako. Syempre nahiya ako sa no make-up face look dahil first time ko mag-audition nang ganun. And then after I said my lines, tawang-tawa ako sa harap nila sa sobrang awkward at hiya. But thank you Direk Tonet and to the whole team behind Fan Girl for the trust. Thank you Direk @tonetjadaone for guiding me sa buong process. Thank you sa tutok na binigay mo. Even after shoot talagang kinakamusta mo ako sa experience ko sa set. Ang swerte ko na nakatrabaho kita Direk ❤️ Also I wanna thank my acting coach, Sir Jay @husejose for guiding me. Di lang tungkol sa acting ang natutunan ko sayo but also ang dami mong nabigay na life lessons na forever kong babaunin. And to my number one idol, thank you for being a giving partner and for being such a gentleman. @pauavelino And of course to God, thank youuuu! Nakailang bisita din po ako sa Inyo sa Baclaran Church since last year. Worth it lahat ng pagtitirik ng kandila at pagkatok kay Sto Niño para i-wish na sana makapasok kami sa international film festival at eto na nga ang sagot Mo. Sobrang thank you God!! Thank you universe!!! Sinagot N’yo talaga ako. ❤️ Noon, isa lang din akong fan na pumupunta ng mall shows. Never kong inakala na makakagawa ako ng ganitong klaseng pelikula. ❤️

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Jadaone's film will be up against 31 other films for the Audience Award, which is the only award given to this year's festival.

Last year, Jadaone's Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay won Eiga Hiho magazine's best TIFF 2019 film.

Banner image from Charlie Dizon's Instagram (@charliedizon_)