Brillante Mendoza's movie Taklub earned another international recognition in France.
The Filipino film bagged the Le Prix Chandrika Charma award at the 8th International Film Festival Pêcheurs du Monde (International Film Festival of Fishermen of the World) held at Lorient, France.
The movie about survivors of supertyphoon "Yolanda" was screened last March 19 at Lorient.
According to Inquirer, the Nora Aunor-starrer was described "beautiful" by the film fest's website while Direk Dante was called "the leader of Philippine Cinema."
Taklub was able to beat other international films such as Dialogues Marsh, Nile Perch, The Route of the End of the World, The Archipelago, The Singing of an Island, Sin Lobster, Tuna, The Bad and the Ugly, My Name is Salt, Oil and Water, Pope, Penghulu, Persisting Dreams and Simshar.
It can be remembered that Taklub, also starring Julio Diaz, had its world premiere at the Un Certain Regard section of the 68th Cannes Film Festival.
It received a special mention from the Ecumenical Jury of Cannes that year.