Brillante Mendoza's Lola rakes in more awards in Spain and Switzerland
On the heels of its Miami Film Festival victory, Brillante Mendoza's full-length feature Lola, continued its winning streak in the international film fest circuit.
Lola made its mark at the Fribourg International Film Festival in Switzerland and the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival in Spain, reports ABS-CBN News.
Lola nabbed the Fribourg International Film Festival's Audience Award and the Ecumenical Jury Award, which cites films that present the struggles of impoverished nations in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Each of the these prizes came with 5,000 Swiss Francs. This means Lola took home over P400,000.
Meanwhile, the members of the International Federation of Film Societies gave Lola the Don Quijote Award, which gives it a chance to be screened at the annual International Film-Club Festival at Reggio di Calabria in Italy.
At the Las Palmas International Film Festival, Lola won the Harimaguada Golden trophy, Ex Aequo Best Actress award for Anita Linda and Rustica Carpio; and Best Photography to Odyssey Flores.
The multi-awarded film will also be shown at the Denmark, Belgium, and New York's Tribeca Film Festival this year.