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Eugene Domingo named Best Actress in 26th Tokyo International Film Festival for Barber's Tales

October 26, 2013 1:56pm

Eugene Domingo won the Best Actress award in the 26th Tokyo International Film Festival for Barber‘s Tales. 

Directed by Jun Robles Lana, Barber's Tales is a drama film set in a rural town during the Ferdinand Marcos dictatorship in the 1970s.

In the film, Eugene plays a woman who took over a barbershop business when her husband died.

"Kampante ako na Pilipino ako at meron tayong puwesto pagdating sa Asian cinema o sa world cinema," said Eugene Domingo in an interview with (Philippine Entertainment Portal) last October 22, just a few days before the awarding ceremony was held in Japan.

The versatile actress also said in this particular interview: "Gusto ko talagang maging instrumento na makilala tayo sa Asian cinema.”

(Read: Eugene Domingo recalls warm reception of viewers to Barber's Tales at Tokyo International Film Festival)

Here is the list of films that competed in the main competition section of the Tokyo IFF:

Au revoir l’été, Koji Fukada (Japan-US)
Barber's Tales, Jun Robles Lana (Philippines)
Bending the Rules, Behnam Behzadi (Iran)
Blind Dates, Levan Koguashvili (Georgia)
Disregarded People, Hideo Sakaki (Japan)
The Double, Richard Ayoade (UK)
Drinking Buddies, Joe Swanberg (US)
The Empty Hours, Aarón Fernández (Mex-Fra-Spa)
Love is the Perfect Crime, Arnaud Larrieu, Jean-Marie Larrieu (Fra-Swi)
Of Horses and Men, Benedikt Erlingsson (Iceland)
Red Family, Lee Ju-hyoung (Korea)
Singing Women, Reha Erdem (Tur-Ger-Fra)
Those Happy Years, Daniele Luchetti (Ita-Fra)
To Live and Die in Ordos, Ning Ying (China)
We Are the Best!, Lukas Moodysson (Sweden)

Here is the complete list of winners based on the official website of the Tokyo IFF:

Tokyo Sakura Grand Prix
We Are the Best! by Director Lukas Moodysson
Special Jury Prize
Bending the Rules by Director Behnam Behzadi
Award for Best Director
Benedikt Erlingsson of Of Horses and Men
Award for Best Actress
Eugine Domingo from Barber’s Tales
Award for Best Actor
Wang Jingchun from To Live and Die in Ordos
Award for Best Artistic Contribution
The Empty Hours by Director Aarón Fernández
Audience Award
Red Family by Director Lee Ju-hyoung
Best Asian Future Film Award
Today and Tomorrow by Director Yang Huilong
Asian Future, Special Mention
The Tale of Iya by Director Tetsuichiro Tsuta
Japanese Film Splash, Best Picture Award
Forma by Director Ayumi Sakamoto

                                                                                                --  Jocelyn Dimaculangan, PEP
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