With the movie Mamu (and a Mother Too) part of the nine full-length entries in this year’s recently concluded Cinema One Originals lineup, the film was an interesting addition with its story about a transgender sex worker whose only aspiration was to get breast implants until the unexpected arrival of her orphaned niece.
This is it!!!!! Please Support our Movie.. Sabay sabay tayong Mainlove, Tumawa, Umiyak at Magbaklaan.. 💛💛💛 #MamuMovie2018 #True #MagandaKaBa. Showing na Oct 12 to 21 Selected Cinemas Nationwide. #CinemaOneOriginals2018 #C1originals @arronvillaflor05 @ejjallorina @markus @jovanimanansala Directed by @iamrodafrog Rod Singh
Not surprisingly, it not only bagged the Audience Choice Award but the Best Actress trophy as well, making its star Iyah Mina, the first transgender actress in Philippine history to get such an award. Mamu is also Iyah’s big screen debut.
Maraming Maraming Salamat po..#Repost @nathanielcastro18 with @get_repost ・・・ #mamuandamothertoo Gala Night A transgender sex worker in her late 40s along Fields Avenue whose only aspiration is to have breast implants for her profession unexpectedly assumes the role of a mother to her orphaned niece, a transgender youth who is only beginning to discover her own sexuality. Starring: @arronvillaflor05 @iyah_mina @ejjallorina @jovanimanansala @markus Directed by: Rod Singh @iamrodafrog Highlights Video by: Nathaniel Castro Productions
During her heartfelt acceptance speech, Iyah declares, "Babae akooo!!! True?!"
More than just celebrating #IAmOriginal, we also celebrate equality! Today, we made history as Iyah Mina is the first transgender woman to win Best Actress in Philippine Cinema. In her heart-warming speech, she declares, "Babae akooo!!! True?!" #IyahMinaBestActress #C1Originals