Victory by vermin.
Richard V. Somes‘ 2018 Full Length entry El Peste emerged as the runaway winner at the recent European Philippine International Film Festival (EPIFF) held last May 19 in Florence, Italy.
The macabre tale about a sociopathic pest control agent who uses rats to fulfil his desires scored the following accolades:
BEST DIRECTOR (Richard V. Somes)
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (Alex Espartero)
and BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR (Alvin Anson, who was in attendance at the festival).
Apart from El Peste‘s wins, another former Sinag Maynila entry bagged a major award. Ato Bautista‘s Expressway, a finalist in 2016, earned an Honorable Mention from the EPIFF jury.
Congratulations to all the winners!