Hamog film lead actor Teri Malvar and director Ralston Jover with the Jury President (director Emir Kusturica) of the 19th Shanghai International Film Festival (Photo credit to Ronald Arguelles FB)
Another Filipino film has brought pride to the country in the international scene. Ralston Jover’s “Hamog (Haze)” bagged the Outstanding Artistic Achievement Award at the 19th Shanghai International Film Festival held in China on Sunday.
The movie which tells the story of juvenile delinquents was applauded by the jury, headed by Serbian director Emir Kusturica. “The documentary style fits the subject matter,” director Kusturica said.
On winning the award, Ralston Jover told Inquirer in an interview, “It was the first award to be handed out that evening. I was very happy, but it also felt weird because the Chinese audience members, after congratulating me, would ask to hold the trophy—as if they were awardees, too.”
Jover graced the prestigious festival with lead actress Therese Malvar.
“Hamog” has previously won four awards at the Cinema One Originals. It won Special Jury Prize, best actress (Malvar), supporting actor (Bor Lentejas) and editing (Charliebebs Gohetia).