Vincent Sandoval’s “Aparisyon” will compete at the 15th Deauville Asian Film Festival in France from March 6 to 10. The drama film is vying for the Golden Lotus or best picture honor. The fest website has cited it for “its profound reflection on sin, guilt, faith—rooted in a specific historical and political context, highlighted by a sophisticated mise-en-scène.” It opens in local theaters on March 13. Sandoval is one of last year’s Inquirer Indie Bravo! Tribute honorees. Bayani San Diego Jr.