Yesterday, Filipino indie filmmaker Lav Diaz won the Alfred Bauer Silver Bear award at the 66th Berlin Film Festival for his film, Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis.  The film was a mix of history and literature.

In Berlin, Lav was with film producer Paul Soriano and cast which includes Piolo Pascual, John Lloyd Cruz, Cherie Gil, Susan AfricaAngel Aquino, and Alessandra de Rossi. The team was thrilled to meet award-winning Hollywood actress Meryl Streep.

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#66thBerlinale #HeleSaHiwagangHapis #TEN17P #Berlin

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student | teacher #PaulnLav #66thBerlinale #HeleSaHiwagangHapis #TEN17P

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press conference #HeleSaHiwagangHapis #66thBerlinale #Berlin #TEN17P

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#HeleSaHiwagangHapis #66thBerlinale #Berlin #TEN17P

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with Meryl Streep. #66thBerlinale #HeleSaHiwagangHapis #TEN17P #HeleSaHiwagangHapisWins

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#HeleSaHiwagangHapisWins #TEN17P #66thBerlinale #TEN17P #GodisGood #SilverBear

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JLC with Ms Meryl streep, head jury of Berlinale Festival #TatakStarMagic #heleinberlin #galingngpilipino

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20Feb16. If he wasn’t such a fine gentleman, this awesome Brit would get a French ? I love Berlinale!

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WATCH the award-winning film’s international trailer here and Lav’s interview in Berlin:

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