Eugene Domingo received the award for “Baber’s Tales.” Photo from her Facebook Page.
Jun Lana’s “Barber’s Tales” won the 3rd Place Audience Award at the 2014 Udine Far East Film Festival in Italy on Saturday, May 3.
The award-winning director announced the good news on Facebook on Sunday, May 4. He added that lead actress Eugene Domingo, who attended the festival and received the award relayed to him the news.
“Congratulations!!! Our screening was FULL HOUSE & SOLD OUT. And at the end they were clapping endlessly! Buong (The entire) CBB [closing credits] until matapos (it ended) extended,” Domingo said in a text message to Lana.
“At naiyak na lang ako …sa halo halong emosyon may kasama nang jetlag at sa music ni Ryan Cayabyab!” she added. ( And I just cried…with the mixed of emotions combined with jetlag and Ryan Cayabyab’s music!)
This was already the second international honor received by the film.
Eugene also won Best Actress when it premiered at the Tokyo International Film Festival in October last year.
“Barber’s Tales,” which is a story about a submissive wife who takes over her chauvinistic husband’s barber shop after his death, is the second film in the trilogy. “Bwakaw was the first.
“Ama Namin” is the planned third film.