What Makes John Lloyd Cruz Emotional?

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Renowned Kapamilya actor, John Lloyd Cruz, was caught on camera shedding tears of joy as his director Lav Diaz was doing a speech and accepting  an award at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival.

“It was a defining moment for Philippine cinema… talagang proud na proud ako para kay Lav,” said John Lloyd in an interview with ABS-CBN.


‘Ang Babaeng Humayo’ is Lav Diaz’s latest opus which just won the Gold Lion Award at the 2016 Venice Film Festival. Its lead star Charo Santos-Concio shared the role was offered by Lav to her over dinner after she had retired from her post at ABS-CBN.

John Lloyd together with ABS-CBN’s Chief Content Officer Charo Santos are part of the renowned director’s newest film dubbed as Ang Babaeng Humayo.

The astounding masterpiece, where John Lloyd portrayed a character of a transgender, brought honor to the country by bagging the Golden Lion award at the prestigious Venice International Film Festival.


Lav Diaz’s ‘Ang Babaeng Humayo’ bagged the Golden Lion Award at the 2016 Venice Film Festival. Congratulations, team Pilipinas! 🇵🇭

This is not the first time that the Kapamilya actor worked with Lav. John Lloyd also starred in a Lav Diaz’s 8-hour film entitled Hele Sa Hiwagang Hapis which won a Silver Bear award during this year’s Berlin International Film Festival.

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