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TO GO WITH AFP STORY Entertainment-Philippines-film,FEATURE by... News PhotoArts Culture and Entertainment,Author,Film Director,Film Industry,Horizontal,Interview,Manila,Media Interview,Philippines,Portrait,VerticalPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPTO GO WITH AFP STORY Entertainment-Philippines-film,FEATURE by Mynardo Macaraig The director and writer of 'Bwakaw', Jun Robles Lana, poses for a picture during an interview in Manila on October 1, 2012. The tale of a grumpy, old, gay man and his faithful dog has emerged as the Philippines' best chance of winning an Oscar award, charming audiences with moving performances and a heartwarming story. The film, 'Bwakaw', named for the dog in the movie, is a refreshing contrast from recent critically-acclaimed Philippine indepedent movies dealing with insurgents, prostitution, crime, poverty and hardship in the Asian archipelago. AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS (Photo credit should read NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)