'Babae sa Septic Tank' warmly received in Czech Republic

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

MANILA – "Ang Babae sa Septic Tank" (The Woman in the Septic Tank) was screened at the 47th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic last June 30 and July 4, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Tuesday.

Ang Babae sa Septic Tank is this year's Philippine entry to the festival and the film was received with overwhelming applause by its viewers, the DFA said.

It said that Czech First Lady Madame Livia Klausova graced the first screening on June 30 and her presence was acknowledged by Eugene Domingo, actress and star of the film who flew all the way from Manila to participate in the festival.

Philippine Ambassador to the Czech Republic Evelyn Austria-Garcia attended the July 4 screening along with Acting Administrative Officer/Cultural Officer Ramon A. Gaspar, as well as the Ambassador's daughter and niece, and some members of the Filipino community from Prague and Karlovy Vary.

Domingo also visited the Embassy Chancery on July 3, where she was welcomed with excitement by members of the Filipino community in Prague.

The film is an independent comedy, which poked fun on stereotypical third world heart-wrenching dramas that exploit suffering. The film was directed by Marlon Rivera.

The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival which took place in 1946 is of the oldest film festivals of all time.

It premieres approximately 180 new, carefully selected movies from all over the world. (SDR/Sunnex)

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