Judy Ann Santos bags best actress award at 41st Cairo International Film Fest

By: - Reporter
/ 12:01 PM November 30, 2019
Judy Ann Santos Brillante Mendoza

Brillante Ma Mendoza (left) directs Judy Ann Santos. FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Judy Ann Santos bagged the best actress award at the 41st Cairo International Film Festival for her performance in the Brillante Mendoza movie “Mindanao.”


BREAKING NEWS: #MindanaoTheMovieJudy Ann Santos just won BEST ACTRESS for “Mindanao" her latest film directed by…

Posted by Mindanao, a film by Brillante Mendoza starring Judy Ann Santos on Friday, November 29, 2019


According to the official Facebook page of the film, the movie also scored the Henry Barakat Award for best artistic contribution.

Santos is the second Filipina to win the best actress award from the prestigious festival. Nora Aunor previously won the same award in 1995 for “The Flor Contemplacion Story.”

In “Mindanao,” Santos plays a Muslim mother who takes care of her cancer-stricken daughter in a temporary home for children in Davao. Her husband, played by Allen Dizon, is a soldier in active combat fighting against rebel forces in Maguindanao.

“Mindanao” is part of this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival line-up, and is set to open on Christmas Day, Dec. 25.

Edited by JPV
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