‘Lola’ best in Miami fest

BRILLANTE MENDOZA’S “LOLA” WON the Grand Jury Prize in the World Competition of the 27th Miami International Film Festival held in the US city on March 13.

The film was awarded $25,000 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

The fest’s web site commended the film’s star, “cinema icon Anita Linda,” and its story for offering “an earnest, compassionate study of forgiveness and redemption.”

The RP film bested 13 other entries from countries as diverse as Russia, Brazil, China, Bolivia and the Netherlands.

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