Comedienne Eugene Domingo bagged the Best Actress trophy in the 26th Tokyo International Film Festival for independent film “Barber’s Tale” (Ang Kuwentong Barbero).
Written and directed by Jun Lana, the film is his second in a trilogy which started in “Bwakaw” in 2012.
According to the its official Facebook page, “Barber’s Tale” is a film set in a remote province in the Philippines at the onset of Martial law in the early 1970s.
“The story revolves around the free-spirited and newly widowed Marilou, played by Eugene, who inherits their town’s only barbershop from her husband,” it said.
The page also reads: “Having no other means to support herself, she musters the courage to run the barbershop, a traditionally male trade. However, despite the skills she gained from years of observation and being an assistant to her husband, as a female barber she fails to attract any customers.”
Domingo personally accepted the award in Tokyo. The film was also shown in theaters, halls and other screening facilities in Minato City, Roppongi Hills in Japan.
Other stars featured in the movie are Gladys Reyes, Shamaine Buencamino, Nonie Buencamino, Niccolo Manolo, Iza Calzado, Eddie Garcia, with the special participation of Nora Aunor.
“Barber’s Tale” was also screened in 2013 Abu Dhabi International Film Festival. (MNS)