MANILA – Tony winner Lea Salonga took to social media to praise actor Paulo Avelino’s performance in “Ang Larawan,” which was named Best Picture in the 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF).
In a Twitter post, Salonga described Avelino’s performance in the musical film as “stellar.”
“If you’re a fan of Paulo Avelino, I urge you to watch his stellar performance in ‘Ang Larawan.’ He doesn’t sing as well as the others, but his acting! He will be one of the greatest as he continues to grow! Congrats!” she wrote.
She said in another tweet: “Hello, Paulo, allow me please to wish you congratulations on your achievement in ‘Ang Larawan.’ Your work was absolutely riveting to watch. Without a doubt, you will be one of the greatest actors of your generation. From your fan, Lea Salonga.”
“Ang Larawan” is based on a play by the late National Artist for Literature Nick Joaquin.
Aside from Best Picture, the movie also won Best Actress (Joanna Ampil), Best Musical Score, Best Production Design, and the Gatpuno Antonio J. Villegas Cultural Award.