Here’s one more delightful accolade for Philippine cinema.
“Bwakaw,” the endearing comedy drama starring Eddie Garcia, bagged two special awards in the 19th Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema in France.
The film, directed by multi-awarded writer-director Jun Robles Lana, won the Grand Prix de Jury International and the Emile Guimet award given by the Friends of the National Museum of Asian Arts of Paris.
The recognitions are the latest for the critically-acclaimed film, which had been chosen to represent the Philippines in the choice of nominees for the 2013 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. It failed to make the cut, however.
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“Bwakaw” won the Audience Award, NETPAC Award, and Balanghai Trophy for Best Film in last year's Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival. It also won Special Mention in the Tokyo International Film Festival.
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