Mercedes Cabral plays lead in Danish film

Mercedes Cabral plays lead in Danish film

Filipina actress Mercedes Cabral has bagged the lead role in a Danish film.

A fine-arts graduate from the University of the Philippines, Mercedes is a favourite of Independent and Arthouse cinema. She auditioned via skype for Danish director Frederikke Aspöck’s film entitled Rosita.

He was instantly impressed by the award-winning actress. She came highly recommended as  Cannes-winning Filipino filmmaker Brillante Ma. Mendoza gave Cabral’s name to Aspöck whom he met in Marrakesh, Morocco.

In Rosita, Cabral plays a mail-order bride torn between a lonely old man and his son. “Our goal is to make people more aware of complications that can arise from this situation,” she said. Cabral will be in Copenhagen for the premiere of the film. After Rosita, the actress has three independently produced Filipino films lined up.

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