By Indiewire | Indiewire December 2, 2005 at 8:37AM
"The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros," a gay love story set between the squalor and corruption of Manila slums and the corridors of law and order, won best film at the inaugural Asian Festival of 1st Films in Singapore Wednesday. The Philippine film was directed by Raymond Lee and Auraeus Solito. The festival's director prize went to China's Xiao Jiang for "Electric Shadows," a story set in pre-television China, when movie audiences in a village shared hopes, dreams and lives. Janine Stein reports.