Internationally-acclaimed Filipino director Lav Diaz and ABS-CBN chief content officer Charo Santos both received nods at this year’s Asian Film Festival for the 2016 revenge film “Ang Babaeng Humayo” (The Woman Who Left).
Diaz is nominated for the Best Director category competing with Na Hong-jin (South Korea), Koji Fukada (Japan), Derek Tsang (China), and Feng Xiaogang (China), while Santos is nominated for Best Actress and is pitted against Son Ye-Jin (South Korea), Fan Bingbing (China), Haru Kuroki (Japan), and Kara Wai (China).
Meanwhile, “The Woman Who Left” is also nominated for best screenplay.
The Asian Film Awards is presented annually by the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society to recognize the excellence of the film professionals in the film industries of Asian cinemas.
Last year was a remarkable year for Philippines Cinema especially after the Cinema One Originals and Sine Olivia Pilipinas-produced film won the Golden Lion award at the 73rd Venice Film Festival. It made history as the first Filipino film to win the prestigious award at the world’s oldest film festival.
“Ang Babaeng Humayo” tells the story of Horacia (Charo Santos), a woman seeking revenge after being imprisoned for decades for a crime she didn’t commit.
The 11th Asian Film Awards will be held on March 21 at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre.
“ANG BABAENG HUMAYO” NAKAKUHA NG 3 NOMINASYON SA 11TH ASIAN FILM AWARDS
Nominado ang internationally-acclaimed direktor na si Lav Diaz at ABS-CBN chief content officer na si Charo Santos sa nalalapit na Asian Film Festival ngayong taon para sa kanilang pelikulang “Ang Babaeng Humayo.”
Si Lav ay nominado para sa Best Director kalaban ang iba pang nominado na sina Na Hong-jin (South Korea), Koji Fukada (Japan), Derek Tsang (China), at Feng Xiaogang (China), habang si Charo naman ay nominado bilang Best Actress kalaban sina Son Ye-Jin (South Korea), Fan Bingbing (China), Haru Kuroki (Japan), at Kara Wai (China).
Nominado rin “Ang Babaeng Humayo” para sa kategoryang Best Screenplay.
Taunang ihinahandog ng Hong Kong International Film Festival Society ang Asian Film Awards upang makilala ang galing ng film professionals sa film industries ng Asian cinemas.
Naging makulay ang taong 2016 para sa Philippine cinema lalo pa’t napanaluhan ng Cinema One Originals at Sine Olivia Pilipinas-produced film ang Golden Lion award sa ika-73 na Venice Film Festival. Makasaysayan ito dahil ito ang pinaka-unang Filipino film na nagwagi sa tinaguriang pinakamatandang film festival sa mundo.
Tampok sa “Ang Babaeng Humayo” ang kwento ng paghihiganti ni Horacio (Charo Santos) matapos makulong ng ilang dekada para sa isang krimen na hindi niya ginawa.
Ang ika-11 na Asian Film Awards ay magaganap sa March 21 sa Hong Kong Cultural Centre.