Philippine Film: Sid Lucero Hoping To Win Best Actor Award For Role in Selda at 32nd Montreal World Film Festival
Sid Lucero (Timmy Eigenmann in real life) just recently got accolades from several international film festivals who were very impressed with his acting in the movie Selda. In Selda, Sid Lucero plays an inmate who goes through hell while serving his sentence in a jail cell. In Filipino, an inmate is referred to as selda, and thus the title.
The organizers of the 32nd Montreal World Film Festival has personally requested for Sid Lucero to attend the festival, which is currently ongoing until September 1. It is the first time in the 32 years of the Montreal World Film Festival that a Philippine film has made it to the competition section of the Festival des Films du Montreal, which is considered one of Canada’s oldest and more prestigious film festivals.
Selda will be competing for these awards in the Montreal World Film Festival: Grand Prix of the Americas (Best Film), Special Grand Prix of the Jury, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Screenplay, Best Artistic Contribution and the special Innovation Award.
The Montreal World Film Festival will showcase 200+ feature films from all over the world, including 105 world premieres. On Golden Pond director Mark Rydell will be heading the jury, which also includes the likes of directors Xie Fei and Vojtech Jasny, novelist Dany Leferriere and actress Evelyn Bouix.
In 2005, Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros by Auraeus Slito won the Golden Zenith award in the first films competition in the Montreal World Film Festival, but the film never made it to the main competition, which is why it is such a feat for Selda, and for Sid Lucero, who is said to be shortlisted in the best actor category.
Back in the Philippines, Sid Lucero has already won a Gawad Tanglaw Best Actor award for his role in Selda, including a Cinema One Original Award for Best Actor for his role in Tambolista. Sid Lucero has also been nominated several times for Best Actor for his role in Selda by the likes of the PMPC Star Awards, the Golden Screen Awards and the URIAN awards.
Selda is directed by Paolo Villaluna and Ellen Ramos.