Winner of seven (7) major awards during the recent 2012 Metro Manila Film Festival, “Thy Womb” will be exclusively shown by Gaisano City Mall starting January 9, 2013.
The film directed by Brillante Mendoza also earned Nora Aunor another Best Actress Award. Other stars include Bembol Roco Mercedes Cabral, and Lovi Poe.
In the film, Ms Nora Aunor plays Shaleha, a Badjao midwife in Tawi-Tawi who struggles to cope with the irony of her own infertility amidst the deprivation of her community. It is a saga of island life stuck between the devil of passion and the deep blue sea of tradition.
The film competed for the Golden Lion at the 69th Venice International Film Festival. Although it did not bag the top honors, Thy Womb won three special prizes in the festival — La Navicella Venezia Cinema Award, the P. Nazareno Taddei Award – Special Mention, and the Bisato d’ Oro Award for Best Actress (for Nora Aunor).