‘Kung Paano Hinihintay ang Dapithapon’ wins award in French film fest

MANILA, Philippines — Carlo Enciso Catu’s “Kung Paano Hinintay ang Dapithapon” won the Audience Choice Award at the 25th Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema held in France on Tuesday.

The news was announced in the film festival’s Facebook page on Wednesday.

🏆 Palmarès du 25e FICA 🏆Cyclo d'Or : JINPA de Pema Tseden (Chine)Grand prix du jury international : RONA AZIM’S…

Festival International des Cinemas d'Asie de Vesoul 发布于2019年2月12日周二

“Kung Paano Hinintay ang Dapithapon” or “Waiting for Sunset” won the award alongside “African Violet” helmed by Mona Zandi Haghighi from Iran.

In a Facebook post on Wednesday, Catu shared photos from the film festival and thanked those who watched and supported the movie.

Thank you to all who watched and voted our film to be this year's Festival International des Cinemas d'Asie de Vesoul…

Carlo Enciso Catu 发布于2019年2月12日周二

“Thank you to all who watched and voted our film to be this year’s Festival International des Cinemas d’Asie de Vesoul Audience Choice Award together with my personal favorite, African Violet. Your warmness fill my heart very much!” Catu wrote.

“Kung Paano Hinihintay ang Dapithapon” was also named Best Film at the 14th Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival Awards in August 2018.

READ: Catu’s ‘Dapithapon’ named best picture in Cinemalaya 2018

The film, which stars Perla Bautista, Dante Rivero and Menggie Cobarrubias, delves on love, companionship and forgiveness surrounding an unmarried couple and the woman’s estranged husband.

The Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema aims to “present and promote the cinema of Asian territories, enhance intercultural dialogue and encourage the discovery of other cultures through cinema.” /jpv

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