Eugene Domingo nominated as Best Actress in 3rd Madrid International Film Festival

(L-R) Barber's Tales producer Ferdinand Lapuz, Eugene Domingo, and writer-director Jun Robles Lana were photographed together during the 2013 Asian Film Awards.

Barber's Tales (Mga Kuwentong Barbero) has been nominated for the Best Foreign Feature Film Award at the 3rd Madrid International Film Festival.

The film fest is scheduled to take place in Spain from July 16-19, 2014.

The drama film also earned a nomination for Jun Lana in the Best Director in a Foreign Language Feature Film category.

Lead actress Eugene Domingo is nominated in the category Best Lead Actress in a Foreign Film.

Variety describes Eugene's character as a "grieving barber’s widow pulled into helping rebel forces even as she gets equally unexpected entree to the mayor’s home."

The same role won for Eugene the Best Actress Award during the 26th Tokyo International Film Festival last year.

She will also compete in the Asian Film Awards to be held in Macau next month.

(Read: Eugene Domingo scores her second nomination for Best Actress at the 8th Asian Film Awards)

The fourth nomination of Barber's Tales in the Madrid IFF goes to Ferdinand Lapuz who is competing in the Best Feature Film producer category.

Aside from Eugene, Barber's Tales also stars Eddie Garcia, Iza Calzado, Gladys Reyes, Shamaine Buencamino, Nonie Buencamino, Sue Prado, Daniel Fernando, Nicco Manalo, Jess Mendoza and features the special participation of Ms. Nora Aunor.

In a previous interview with executive producer Perci Intalan, he disclosed details about Barber's Tales.

"It's set in 1975, during Martial Law era. It's about a woman's awakening and empowerment niya."

What is Iza's character in the movie?

"Tragic character niya na mysterious wife of the mayor. She befriends the character of Eugene and they help each other out reach their realizations."



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