Aunor, Mendoza win Critics Award at Venice Film FestivalPosted on September 10th, 2012 under Entertainment Success
Superstar Nora Aunor and director Brilliante Mendoza bagged coveted critics award for “Thy Womb” at the 69th Venice International Film Festival.
Aunor, whose other critically-acclaimed starer “Himala” is also being exhibited in the festival under the “Venice Classics” category, won the Bisato d’Oro Award from the Premio Della Critica Indipendiente, an independent film critics’ group in Italy. Bisato d’Oro translates to Golden Eel in English.
The Premio Della Critica Indipendiente is not affiliated with the Venice film festival’s award giving body.
Filipino director Brillante Mendoza won the ‘La Navicella Venezia Cinema. The award is a collateral prize by the Rivisita del Cinematografo composed of Italuan cinema critics.
In “Thy Womb” (Filipino title: Sinapupunan), Aunor portrayed the role of a barren Badjao midwife who puts a nubile young woman in her husband’s bed. The film by award winning director Brillante Mendoza was lauded by foreign critics, and is in the running for the Il Leone d’Oro, or the Golden Bear, the highest prize to be awarded in the festival.
Along with director Brillante Mendoza, Aunor was joined in Venice by castmates Lovi Poe and Mercedes Cabral.