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Jaclyn Jose wins Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival

Jaclyn Jose at the 69th Cannes Film Festival where she receives the Best Actress award Source: AAP

First time for the Philippines, actress Jaclyn Jose won best actress award in the recently concluded Cannes Film Festival in France for playing the titular character in Brillante Ma. Mendoza’s drama “Ma’ Rosa.”

Filipino actress Jaclyn Jose took the award and celebrates with her daughter, actress Andi Eigenmann, and director Brillante Mendoza after being awarded with the Best Actress prize during the closing ceremony of the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, on May 22, 2016.

Jaclyn Jose won best actress for playing the titular character in Brillante Ma. Mendoza’s gritty drama “Ma’ Rosa.”

The last time the Philippines won in Cannes was the best director award of Mendoza for “Kinatay” in 2009.

For full list of winners, go to Cannes Film Festival.