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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Mar 24, 2015

Congrats To Allen Dizon Who Bags More Best Actor Awards, Both Local & International, For Two Different Movies

ALLEN DIZON is currently in Dublin, Ireland to attend the Silk Road International Film Festival where his film, "Magkakabaung (The Coffin Maker)", is an official entry. While he is away, his movie, "Imbisibol", won most of the awards in the first Sinag Maynila Film Festival organized by Cannes Filmfest best director Dante Mendoza. Allen won as best actor for his role as an ageing and self-destructive hosto (male entertainer) in Japan, while his co-star, Ces Quesada won as best actress in a tie with Alessandra de Rossi who won for "Bambanti".

"Imbisibol", about the lives of migrant entertainers working illegally in Japan (so they have to be invisible in the eyes of immigration officers with whom they play a game of hide and seek), also won the best picture award and the best director award for its megman, Lawrence Fajardo. The awards night was held st SM Aura Skypark. Meanwhile, the awards night in Silk Road, Dublin was staged the day after Sinag Maynila and again, Allen, obviously in a winning streak, won again as best actor his title role portrayal of the "Magkakabaung". The film itself by Jason Paul Laxamana won as best picture.

Before this, Allen also won best actor at the Harlem and Hanoi International Filmfests. The award in Dublin is his third international award. Congratulations and here's wishing that both "Magkakabaung" and "Imbisibol" will later be given a wider release nationwide as their previous screenings were on both limited release. Allen is now doing another significant film under Director Mel Chionglo, "Daluyong", where he plays the role of a priest who begets a child and is later accused of murder. His winning anew in Dublin is a vindication for him after he was not at all nominated for "Magkakabaung" in a local award-giving body where the voters are obviously ignorant of what a truly good and world class performance really is.