On the Job: The Missing 8 by Erik Matti has been selected as the lone Filipino entry for the 78th Venice International Film Festival’s competition. Venice Biennale president Roberto Cicutto and artistic director Alberto Barbera announced the festival’s lineup.
In the sequel to “On the Job,” Arcilla portrays Sisoy, a crusading radio journalist caught in the web of crime and political intrigue. He stars alongside Christopher de Leon, Dennis Trillo, Dante Rivero, Lotlot De Leon, Andrea Brillantes, Leo Martinez, Agot Isidro, Eric Fructuoso, Vandolph, Wendell Ramos, Megan Young, Isabelle De Leon, and Levi Ignacio.
Andrea Brillantes was 14 years old when they made the film.
The 78th Venice International Film Festival will run from September 1 to 11, 2021.
The full lineup of the competing entries with their respective directors are:
- “Madres Paralelas,” Pedro Almodovar
- “Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon,” Ana Lily Amirpour
- “Un Autre Monde,” Stephanie Brize
- “The Power of the Dog,” Jane Campion
- “America Latina,” Damiano D’Innocenzo and Fabio D’Innocenzo
- “L’Evenement,” Audrey Diwan
- “Official Competition,” Gaston Duprat and Mariana Cohn
- “Il Buco,” Michelangelo Frammartino
- “Sundown,” Michel Franco
- “Illusions Perdues,” Xavier Giannoli
- “The Lost Daughter,” Maggie Gyllenhaal
- “Spencer,” Pablo Larrain
- “Freaks Out,” Gabrielle Mainetti
- “Qui Rido Io,” Mario Martone
- “On the Job: Missing 8,” Erik Matti
- “Leave No Traces,” Jan P. Matuszynski
- “Captain Volkonogov Escaped,” Natasha Merkulova and Aleksey Chupov
- “The Card Counter,” Paul Schrader
- “The Hand of God,” Paolo Sorrentino
- “Reflection,” Valentyn Vasyanovych
- “La Caja,” Lorenzo Vigas