The Five Most Memorable Performances In Filipino Indie Cinema
Gina Pareño in Kubrador (The Bet Collector) (Jeffrey Jeturian, 2006)
Gina Pareño could have been in this list for any number of other roles -- Brillante Mendoza's Service, for example, for which she won an Asian Film Award for Best Actress. We've chosen Kubrador for her brilliant portrayal of this woman lost in the Filipino filthy slums dreaming the ghost of a son she will never have again. Heartbreaking and powerful.