Charo, Lav score nods at Asian Film Awards
Lav Diaz’s Venice-winning “Ang Babaeng Humayo” received three nominations at the 11th Asian Film Awards (AFA).
Lead star Charo Santos scored a nod for best actress, while Diaz was nominated in the best director and screenplay categories.
Last September, “Ang Babaeng Humayo” won the Golden Lion, the top prize in Venice—the world’s oldest film festival.
Previous Filipino winners at the AFA include Nora Aunor (“Thy Womb”) for best actress and Eddie Garcia (“Bwakaw”) for best actor in 2013, Shamaine Buencamino (“Niño”) for best supporting actress in 2012 and Gina Pareño (“Serbis”) for best supporting actress in 2009.
Presented by the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society, AFA seeks to “recognize excellence among film professionals” in the region. This year’s ceremony will be held on March 21 in Hong Kong. In 1978, Santos won best actress at the Asian Film Festival for her debut, Mike de Leon’s “Itim.” —BAYANI SAN DIEGO JR.
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