'Ang Babae sa Septic Tank' 1 of 63 films in Oscars foreign list


Posted at Oct 15 2011 04:39 PM | Updated as of Oct 19 2011 03:09 AM

Actress-comedienne Eugene Domingo (center), lead star of "Ang Babae sa Septic Tank," with other Cinemalaya 2011 winners. Photo by Kiko Cabuena

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED/CORRECTED) – Cinemalaya 2011 Best Film "Ang Babae sa Septic Tank" (The Woman in the Septic Tank) is one of 63 films being considered in the Foreign Language Film category of the 84th Academy Awards.

"Ang Babae sa Septic Tank" tells the story of three filmmakers who did a pre-production, a courtesy call on their lead actress (played by Eugene Domingo) and an ocular inspection of the Payatas dumpsite, their film's major location.

Aside from Best Film, the movie also won Best Actress (Domingo), Best Director (Marlon Rivera), Best Screenplay (Chris Martinez) and Audience Choice Award in the New Breed Category at the 7th Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival.

Star Cinema, ABS-CBN's movie outfit, distributed the film in mainstream theaters last August. -- Report from ABS-CBN North America News Bureau