Maximo Oliveros, ang bading na dalaginding, does it once again!
â€œAng Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliverosâ€ was nominated for Best Foreign Film at the 22nd Independent Spirit Awards — a first for RP cinema. The Independent Spirit Awards is the independent filmsâ€™ version of the Oscars. It honors movies produced on small budgets of less than $20 million. Auraeus Solito, the director of â€œMaximo,â€ is up against the following films and their respective directors: â€œ12:08 East of Bucharestâ€ (Romania), Corneliu Porumboiu; â€œChronicle of an Escapeâ€ (Argentina), Israel Adrian Caetano; â€œDays of Gloryâ€ (France/Morocco/Algeria/Belgium), Rachid Bouchareb; and â€œThe Lives of Othersâ€ (Germany), Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. The winner will be announced on Feb. 24, 2007. Good luck, Aureaus!