Nora wins Italian film critics' award for 'Thy Womb'

Posted at 09/08/12 1:34 AM

Nora Aunor (in white), seen here with 'Thy Womb' director Brillante Mendoza, poses holding the trophy for the Bisato d' Oro Award. Photo courtesy of Alvin Umahon, ABS-CBN Europe News Bureau

MANILA, Philippines – Nora Aunor won the Bisato d' Oro Award from an independent award giving body in Venice for her portrayal in the film “Thy Womb.”

The award was given by the Premio Della Critica Indipendente, a jury of independent film critics.

Aunor is the first Pinay actress to win the award.

“Thy Womb,” directed by Brillante Mendoza, is up against 17 films vying for the Golden Lion award at the 69th Venice International Film Festival.

The film’s cast, which includes Lovi Poe and Mercedes Cabral, received a 5-minute standing ovation after the film’s screening at the prestigious film fest.