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Filipino’s victory in France a tie with Russian actress

/ 10:17 PM December 12, 2012

WINNER Eugene Domingo (left) with producer Joji Alonso

It’s no joke.

A Filipino comic won best actress in Europe.

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Known for her comedy roles, particularly for the indie hit “Kimmy Dora,” Eugene Domingo won best actress at the 3rd Pau International Film Festival held in France over the weekend, for her work in Marlon Rivera’s “Ang Babae sa Septic Tank.”

Domingo attended the festival with producer Joji Alonso, who announced the victory on Facebook. Pau is near Lourdes.

 

Politically engaged

The trophy was created by sculptor Chahab (according to the fest’s site). She tied with Russian actress Vera Strokova, star of the film “Chapiteau-Show.”

“Septic Tank” competed against films from Romania (“Best Intentions”), Japan (“Himizu”), Ukraine (“House with a Turret”) and Sweden-Denmark-France (“Play”).

According to an online report, the Pau fest’s goal is to “introduce politically engaged films” to the French audience.

Among the jurors were British actor Murray Head, Russian scriptwriter Pavel Lounguine and Belgian actress Lubna Azabal.

Earlier this year, Domingo topped an online poll to win best actress (People’s Choice) at the 6th Asian Film Awards held in Hong Kong—also for “Septic Tank.”

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She was one of the honorees in the Indie Bravo: 3rd Inquirer Indie Tribute held Monday night at the paper’s Makati office.

Upon her arrival, Domingo went straight to the doctor for a checkup.

In an earlier interview, Domingo said that competing in festivals abroad “is a great opportunity to [showcase] our country. It inspires and reinvigorates me and strengthens my sense of Pinoy pride.”

As an actress, Domingo values “freedom and acting in films that I feel passionate about.”

Chris Martinez, “Septic Tank” scriptwriter, told the Inquirer on Sunday: “This award proves that she is really one of the greatest actresses of this generation. It is a fitting reward for her dedication to her craft. She gives her all in everything that she does.”

Martinez considers Domingo’s international triumph “good news that’s worth celebrating,” in light of the series of tragedies that recently pummeled the nation.

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