'Kubrador' wins special jury prize in Rome film festival

by Erwin Santiago
Nov 29, 2006

Jeffrey Jeturian's film, Kubrador (The Best Collector) won its eight international award—and its fourth this November—as it was adjudged the Special Jury Prize at the 7th Rome Asiatic Film Mediale Competition.

The film was cited by the jurors "for the extraordinary and seismographic capacity of portraying a social situation through the suffering of one woman."

Since its debut in Moscow International Film Festival last May, Kubrador has been exhibited in 17 film festivals with a few more in the coming months. The film, according to producer Atty. Joji Alonso of MLR Films, is actually still receiving invitations from foreign film festivals.

Meanwhile, Kubrador's star, veteran actress Gina Pareño, has so far won three international best actress awards for her portrayal of a jueteng bet collector.

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