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.”