RP film named best in Cairo fest

FILIPINO filmmaker Alvin Yapan’s “Ang Panggagahasa Kay Fe (The Rapture of Fe)” topped the Digital Competition section of the 33rd Cairo International Film Festival held from Nov. 10-20.

The Filipino film won the Golden Award which comes with a cash prize of $10,000 from one of the top-ranked festivals in the world.

The silver prize went to films from India (“First Time”) and France (“Exile in Paris”). The Golden Pyramid in the main section went to a film from Finland (“Letters to Father Jacob”).

A Special Jury Prize co-winner in this year’s Cinemalaya, “Fe” was cited by Cairo jurors “for its sensitive portrayal of a woman (Irma Adlawan) caught between an abusive husband and an impotent lover… [and for] illuminating our understanding of human relationships.”

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