Filipino directorJeffrey Jeturian's The Bet Collector (Kubrador), which isset for a North American premiere in Toronto, has become the first film to begiven an A rating this year by the Philippines' Cinema Evaluation Board (CEB).
According to the CEB,the low-budget digital film that revolves around the daily life of an aging betcollector was "beautifully and skillfully directed - perfect mixture of allelements". The CEB has reviewed 15 films this year, of which 12 were given a B.
An A film is entitled to100% rebates on entertainment tax as part of the Film Development Council's (
Last year, five filmsreceived the A rating, three of which were digital films including Auraeus Solito's acclaimedcoming-of-age gay film The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros.
Kubrador will open on Aug 16 in10
The film began to drawinternational attention when it won two FIPRESCI prizes last month - in Moscowand Cinefan in New Delhi where it also bagged thebest director and best actress award. In addition to