Director Vincent Sandoval’s Cinemalaya 2012 entry took home the first ever Audience Award from Deauville Asian Film Festival in France since the festival began in 1999. Aparisyon was cited for its “profound reflection on sin, guilt, faith – rooted in a specific historical and political context, highlighted by a sophisticated mise-en-scene.” in the said festival. This is the third winning of Aparisyon after Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NetPAC) Award at the 32nd Hawaii International Film Festival and winning Best Sound in Cinemalaya 2012 Independent Film Festival last July.

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Nuns in a remote monastery fall victim to a tragic event one night in the dark woods. After which, strange visions haunt the nuns about what happened on that fateful night.

After this, Aparisyon is slated to be screened in the first Asean International Film Festival to be held in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia on March 28 to 30 together with 9 other Filipino films in exhibition. The other nine Filipino films are Ian Loreños’ “Alagwa”, Marie Jamora’s “Ang Nawawala”, Paul Sta. Ana’s “Oros”, Richard Somes’ “Supremo”, Whammy Alcazaren’s “Colossal”, Tyrone Acierto’s “The Grave Bandits”, Lawrence Fajardo’s “Posas”, Gutierrez “Teng” Mangansakan II’s “Qiyamah” and Emmanuel Quindo Palo’s “Santa Niña”.

Aparisyon will be shown on SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM North Edsa, SM Southmall, SM Fairview, SM San Lazaro, SM Manila, SM Cebu, Glorietta, Trinoma, Gateway. Yep, only in Metro Manila and Cebu so far. What about Davao? 🙁