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Lav Diaz - first Filipino Director to win 'Best Picture' prize at Venice Film Festival

A jury headed by British film director Sam Mendes has awarded the Venice Film Festival's top prize to a black-and-white drama about revenge and forgiveness. The prize is a first for a Filipino film. Director Lav Diaz dedicated it to his people. "This is for my country, for the Filipino people, for our struggle, for the struggle of the humanity. Thank you so much," he said as he received the trophy.
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