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‘Enteng’ tops Manila film festival

Reyes, Santo win top prizes for 'Kasal'

The 2006-07 Metro Manila Film Festival presented its top prize to “Enteng Kabisote 3: The Legend Goes On and On,” a comedy loosely derived from the TV series “Bewitched.”

In just one of the controversies that dog the annual event dedicated to showcasing local movies, the pic, produced by Octo Arts, did not win any other major awards.

Malou Santos, producer of romantic comedy “Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo,” which picked up most of the other prizes, used her acceptance speech to say she did not think “Enteng Kabisote 3” deserved its kudos.

Fest is shunned by numerous local producers, who point to the predominance of movies from the Regal group in its lineup. Frame saw Regal with four of the nine films in competish; the year before it had five out of 10.

Local critics also said judging criteria this year had been changed to favor commercial over artistic concerns. “Enteng Kabisote 3” was, by a wide margin, the most popular title with the ticket-buying public, with a four-day B.O. take of 59.5 million pesons ($2.9 million).

And the winners are:

Director: Jose Javier Reyes, “Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo”

Actress: Judy Ann Santos, “Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo”

Actor: Cesar Montano, “Ligalig” (Anxiety)

Screenplay: Jose Javier Reyes, “Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo”

Cinematography:Charlie Peralta, “Mano Po 5”

Original theme song: “Hawak Kamay” (Holding Hands), “Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo”

Special gender sensitivity award: “Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo”

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