Eugene Domingo's ‘Barber’s Tales’ is audience favorite in Italian festival
Manila, Philippines – Filipino film Barber's Tales starring Eugene Domingo was named 3rd place in the Audience Award 2014 of the recently concluded Udine Far East Film Festival in Udine, Italy, the film festival web site shows.
Directed by Jun Robles Lana, Barber's Tales is a story of a widow forced to take her late husband’s job as community barber.
Japan’s The Eternal Zero was the overall winner while South Korea’s The Attorney was second place.
Domingo received the award, according to a report on PEP.
The screening for Barber's Tales was "full house and sold out," Domingo said in a text message to Lana.
"At the end they were clapping endlessly! Buong CBB until matapos extended. At naiyak na lang ako ...sa halo- halong emosyon, may kasama ng jetlag at karga sa music ni Ryan Cayabyab!" reported PEP. (Read the entire SMS exchange in PEP's report here.)
The cast includes Eddie Garcia, Daniel Fernando, Nonie Buencamino, Iza Calzado, and Sharmaine Buencamino.
Barber's Tales is the follow up to Lana’s indie film Bwakaw and second of a trilogy focused on the small town life in the Philippines. – Rappler.com