Cast of 'Thy Womb' gets standing ovation at Venice

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Filipino independent film “Thy Womb” has received an almost-ten minute long standing ovation at the 69th Venice International Film Festival.

Director Brillante Mendoza and Superstar Nora Aunor were overwhelmed to know that critics at the film festival loved their film.

Aunor, who plays a Badjao midwife coping with her infertility, is competing for best actress in the film fest.

“Thy Womb” is the only Filipino movie among the 18 films competing for the Golden Lion Trophy.

Dateline Philippines, September 7, 2012