Cannes Film Festival Pays Tribute To Jaclyn Jose

Festival de Cannes: “She illuminated this beautiful portrait of a woman, embodying it with grace and humanity” 

The prestigious Cannes Film Festival has uploaded a tribute for Jaclyn Jose, in remembrance of the late actress’s stellar performance in Brillante Mendoza’s “Ma’ Rosa.” 

Jaclyn was the first-ever Filipina actress to win the Best Actress merit from the award-giving body in 2016. She achieved such a feat over her important portrayal of the titular character. 

In an uploaded post of the French organization, Jaclyn can be seen smiling while holding the Festival de Cannes trophy. 

It comes with a caption that reads, “On learning of the death of Filipina actress Jaclyn Jose, the Festival de Cannes remembers her face beaming with emotion when she received the Award for Best Actress in 2016 in Brillante Mendoza’s ‘Ma’ Rosa.’” 

“As with so many of her roles, she illuminated this beautiful portrait of a woman, embodying it with grace and humanity.” 

“Ma’ Rosa” follows the story of a mother who undertakes selling drugs—on top of her usual sari-sari store—to fend for her family. After getting caught, her kids then resort to many ways just to free her. 

Jaclyn died at 60 years old on March 2, 2024 due to heart attack—as disclosed by her daughter with the late Mark Gil, Andi Eigenmann.

READ ALSO: Veteran Actress Jaclyn Jose Passes way At 60

On top of “Ma’ Rosa,” Jaclyn has other notable performances, such as in films like “Patay Na Si Hesus,” “The Flor Contemplacion Story,” “Sarong Banggi” and many others. 

Her experience as a television actress bears just as strongly, as seen in her performance in Kapamilya shows “Familia Zaragoza,” “Mula Sa Puso,” “Hiram,” “Dyosa,” and “Reputasyon.” 

Under GMA-7, she took roles in “Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga,” “Marimar,” “Alyas Robin Hood,” “Bolera,” and many more. 

Currently, her remaining scenes in “FPJ’s Batang Quiapo” are still being aired.

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Celebrities revisits the life of Jaclyn Jose

Days after Jaclyn’s passing, the outpour of love and commemoration remains as celebrities continuously share their memories with the late actress. 

Jolina Magdangal, for one, recalls that time when she first worked with Jaclyn in a “GMA Telesine” episode titled “Casa Lucrecia.” Part of Jolina’s tribute says that at that time, she noticed how beautiful she was and how expressive her eyes were. 

Alden Richards also expressed her grievances on Jaclyn’s passing, saying that he feels like a boy who lost a mother. Alden and Jaclyn co-starred in 2011 horror film “The Road” directed by Yam Laranas. 

Claudine Barretto made the promise of being an older sister to Andi Eigenmman and Gwen Guck, as she grieves the death of her co-star in several projects, such as “Mula sa Puso,” “Dahil Mahal na Mahal Kita,” and “May Nagmamahal Sa Iyo.” 

Katrina Halili, on the other hand, expresses her gratitude to Jaclyn for comforting her. Katrina’s partner Jeremy Guiab passed away on January 28, 2024 due to heart attack. 

Jaclyn Jose and Katrina Halili
Katrina Halili, Jaclyn Jose
IMAGE: katrina_halili on Instagram

Coco Martin and other celebrity colleagues had attended the second night of Jaclyn’s wake at Arlington Memorial Chapels in Quezon City, wherein they also offered the late actress tribute and respect. 

READ ALSO: Coco Martin Recalls Fond Memories With The Late Jaclyn Jose

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