Nora Aunor won the award for Best Actress in a Foreign Film at the St. Tropez International Film Festival.
The Superstar earned the recognition for her portrayal of a woman suffering from mental illness in Dementia.
Nora was unable to attend the awarding ceremony held in Nice, France but Dementia director Perci Intalan accepted the trophy on her behalf.
Dementia also won the Best Foreign Language Film award during the St. Tropez IFF that took place from May 10 to 16, 2015.
The Batanes-set horror-drama was also nominated for the categories Best Film, Best Director of a Foreign Language Film (Perci) and Best Original Screenplay in a Foreign Language Film (Renee Dimla).
Another Filipino actor, Emilio Garcia, was also recognized when he won the Best Supporting Actor in a Foreign Language film for Magkakabaung. He portrayed an unscrupulous funeral owner in this movie directed by Jason Paul Laxamana.
After competing in Tropez, another Nora Aunor entry is competing in the 68th Cannes Film Festival.
The veteran actress plays a Yolanda victim in Taklub, which is directed by Cannes award-winning director Brillante Mendoza.
This drama film was an additional entry to the Un Certain Regard section of Cannes that will take place in France from May 13 to 24, 2015.
Nora is the only lead actress from the Philippines whose films have been showcased in the world's top three film festivals: Cannes (for Bona and Taklub), Venice (for Thy Womb), and Berlin (for Himala).
Nora Aunor wins Best Foreign Actress award in France for Dementia
by posted on May 17, 2015