Thop Nazareno’s award-winning Cinemalaya film Edward had its international premiere via the 2019 Cairo International Film Festival on November 20, 2019.

Edward joins the film festival under its International Panorama section. It tells the story of a boy stuck in a public hospital taking care of his ailing father. Estranged from his father Mario and his half-brother Renato, Edward makes the hospital ward his own playground, unmindful of the hopelessness that surrounds him. His careless attitude changes when he meets and becomes enamored with Agnes, a young patient in the hospital. Finding refuge and comfort in each other, Edward and Agnes bond and connect.

Ella Cruz bagged the Cinemalaya 2019 Best Supporting Actress award for her role as the feisty Agnes. The film also took home the Special Jury Prize and Best Production Design.

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