During the awards night of Cinemalaya 2012 last Sunday night, one small indie film stood high and mighty after winning most of the major awards in the New Breed Category. “Diablo” was declared Best Picture (New Breed), Best Director (New Breed) for Mes de Guzman, Best Actress (New Breed) for Ama Quiambao, and Best Cinematography (New Breed) for Tristan Salas.
Here’s the film’s synopsis:
Every night, Nana Lusing (Ama Quiambao) lies on her bed sleepless because she sees a dark figure looming in her room. Who is this shadow? Is this the devil? Her late husband? A manifestation of her anxieties? Or simply a figment of her imagination?
I love come-from-behind victories, especially when it comes to film festivals. Honestly, I never took instant interest in “Diablo” (blame it on the stronger come-ons of the other movies) up until it won big-time. Hopefully, this would help extend its exhibition (even in just one multiplex screen) together with the other awardees of Cinemalaya 2012. 😉
“Diablo” is co-produced by Cinemalaya, Sampaybakod, Cinelarga and Colorista. It stars Ama Quiambao, Carlo Aquino, Roeder Camanag and Arnold Reyes. Mes de Guzman is the director from a script he himself wrote.