The July issue of ISDA MAGAZINE features this year’s Cannes sensation ANGELI BAYANI. Having the pleasure of doing the cover story, here is an excerpt of the raw version: Has she landed softly back to reality after being sent to stratospheric heights by the deafening standing ovation her films (Singapore’s “ILO-ILO” and Lav Diaz “NORTE, HANGGANAN NG KASAYSAYAN) received in the recent Cannes Film Festival? Honestly? Yes. Honestly, but ANGELI BAYANI would rather puff some smoke and give you a girlish gaze trailed by an enigmatic smile. ‘Actually, na-ooffend ako sa mga tanong kung nakababa na raw ba ako… let’s face it , part yan ng job mo bilang actor na tanggapin ang karangalan para sa mga obrang sinalihan mo ; yes , to receive a Cannes approval so to speak is all glamorous and stuff, but at the end of the day – it’s still part of your job!’ Never underestimate this lovely petite actress who is at the prime of league; her craft comes first and the accolade the may be thrown her way are tasty sprinkles on the icing. ‘I can never sit back or float on a pool relishing on how it felt to be there , much less being acknowledged! I’m a working actress and the affirmation comes with the load of work that may come my way now…’
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- Singaporean Wins Camera d’Or At Cannes Film Festival (drinkteabesocial.com)
- Cannes still loves Lav (entertainment.inquirer.net)