Thursday, November 19, 2009
The Cinemalaya 2009 finalist, Sanglaan, is the latest Filipino film to win awards overseas.
Milo Sogueco’s first full-length film, Sanglaan (The Pawnshop) received two awards at the 15th Lyon Film Festival
held last Nov. 3 to 8 in Lyon, France.
The film, which stars Tessie Tomas, Ina Feleo and Joem Bascon won silver in the New Asian Cinema and the bronze Grand Prix du Public audience award.
Earlier this year, Sanglaan won the Best Actress award for Ina Feleo and Best Supporting Actress for Tessie Tomas in the Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival which was held at the CCP.
Sanglaan captures stories of five people conflicted with matters of life. A middle-aged woman is troubled by aging. A girl is deeply in love with her high school crush while a security guard becomes a husband to a sick wife. Also featured in the film are similarly interesting characters of a seaman and a loan shark.
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