Jaclyn Jose wins best actress at Cannes 2016 for Brillante Mendoza’s ‘Ma’ Rosa’

Filipino star Jaclyn Jose won Best Actress during the closing ceremony of the 69th Cannes Film Festival on Sunday, May 22 for her mesmerizing performance in ‘Ma’ Rosa’ as a mother forced to sell drugs to survive before falling prey to corrupt police.

A tearful Jose described herself as “so surprised” as she received the award for her role in Brillante Mendoza’s ‘Ma’ Rosa,’ the lone PH entry to Cannes this year.

Jose’s win is the first in the history of Philippine cinema.

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Watch the trailer for ‘Ma’ Rosa’ here:


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