Indie Film ‘Donor’ Wins Best Film in Brussels International Filmfest

The 2010 Cinemalaya entry "Donor" bagged the best film award and Meryll Soriano won the best actress award in the 37th Brussels International Film Festival (BIFF).

It’s a double victory for the Philippines in the recently concluded 37th Brussels Film Festival.

“Donor”, a Cinemalaya entry by Mark Meily, has just won Best Film while Meryll Soriano received the best actress award for her role in the film.

“Thank you very much to the jury and to the organization of Brussels International Film Festival. I’m so proud to be part of this and I’m very honored and I would like to congratulate the whole film ‘Donor’ and to congratulate all the films included in this festival,” she said in her acceptance speech.

Here is the plot of Donor:

In her desire to work abroad and leave her live-in partner Danny (Baron Geisler), Lizette (Meryll Soriano) volunteers to sell her kidney to an Arab patient to raise funds. When a law was passed banning transplants between Filipinos and foreigners ,she decides to marry the Arab patient, a man she barely knows, for the transplant to take place.

Meanwhile, Cannes’ Best Director winner–Brillante Mendoza–received a Visionary Award from BIFF for his innovation and countless contribution to independent films.

Watch the trailer of Donor here:

10 Comments on Indie Film ‘Donor’ Wins Best Film in Brussels International Filmfest

  1. kapatid ni maria ang nanay ni meryl…

  2. MARVIN AGUSTIN is part of the jury.


  3. rosamiaflordeliza // November 9, 2010 at 6:51 pm //

    mabuti na lng kay maricel soriano nagmana si meryll at hindi sa tatay nya. go go go meryll at sa mga indie film producers and directors, congratulations and keep it up.

  4. KapamilyaForever // November 9, 2010 at 5:26 pm //

    dugo ni Maricel ang nananalaytay kay Meryll kaya magalling na artista, mabuti na lng at hindi nagmana sa ama, etc. etc.

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  6. wow! Congratulation Meryl soriano. She can be the next meryl streep. I want to watch the film. Sayang lang hindi masyado rinerecognize ang mga magagandang indie film. Star cinema should create movies like this. Not just love movies

  7. sino ang nanay ni meryl?

  8. kapamilya ruled // November 9, 2010 at 1:46 pm //


  9. Congratulations Meryll, you make us FILIPINOS proud. Hwag ka lang magma mana sa Tatay mong Ungas, na walang utang na loob

  10. galing ni meryl… i always believe in her acting.:)

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