The Nora-Aunor starrer Taklub won a special award at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in France.
Directed by Brillante Mendoza, this film about Yolanda survivors earned a special commendation from the 2015 Ecumenical Jury at the 68th Cannes Film Festival.
The Filipino film is one of only three movies honored by the Ecumenical Jury this year. It was the only entry recognized from among the entries of the Un Certain Regard section of Cannes.
Taklub is cited “for the sensitive portrayal of individuals and communities working for life in the midst of suffering and death in the shadows of natural catastrophes in the Philippines.”
In Taklub, Nora is cast as a mother who lost her children to super typhoon Yolanda that devastated and killed thousands in November 2013. The film is set in Tacloban, one of the hardest-hit areas in Eastern Visayas.
The film also stars Julio Diaz, Aaron Rivera, Rome Mallari, Shine Santos, Lou Veloso, Soliman Cruz, and Ruby Ruiz, among others.