During a year of exceptional international achievements among Filipinos, John Arcilla brought honor and pride to the country as the first-ever Best Actor in the Venice International Film Festival for “On The Job: The Missing 8.”
In this interview on the Kumu show, KumuStar Ka? with Ahwel Paz, the FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano actor was euphoric in winning the award, which made him reach the level of other Best Actor winners in the festival, including Brad Pitt and Sean Penn, and other noteworthy Hollywood and European actors.
But what makes him even more excited was actually holding and caressing the actual coveted Volpi Cup, which at the time of the interview has not reached his hands. Director Erik Matti and producer Dondon Monteverde received the award on his behalf when his Best Actor win was announced on stage.
John said he regrets missing that moment on the Venice Film Festival awards stage, in which he would have received the award in person and kissed the trophy, just like the previous winners of the plum.
He said however Direk Erik and Dondon would recreate that moment when they return from their Venice trip, with John receiving the award from them with the Venice International Film Festival backdrop.
This, he said, is what he is excitingly looking forward to.
Watch John Arcilla and his delightful conversation with Ahwel Paz on Kumustar Ka? in this video.
KUMU STAR KA is an entertainment program that features upcoming and professional artists, promotes various shows and streamers, films, and highlights anything and everything about the showbiz industry. The show highlights the works of the streamers and honors the gifters and their contribution in the Kumu world. Watch them live on FYE Channel's official Kumu account (@FYEChannel), every Wednesday & Sunday (3PM) hosted by Ahwel Paz. You may also binge-watch past episodes on TFC.tv.