Before she flew to Portugal to attend the 2023 Fantasporto International Film Festival, Max Eigenmann went first to iconic fashion czar Albert Figueres’ workshop in Makati City.
“Lagi siyang nagpupunta sa shop ni Albert kung saan ako nagtatrabaho. Bastat bago ang isang awards night, nasa shop siya. Nakikipagkuwentuhan. Nagpapasalamat sa gawa namin sa kanya. Grabe ang pakikisama ni (She always drop by the shop of Albert where I work. Before an awards night, she always goes to the shop. We’d have pleasantries. She’s thankful for our work for her. Her kindness is really something) Max, to the max talaga,” exclaimed Erick Valeña, Figuera’s protégé and assistant.
Erick said Max is a lucky charm.
“Tulad ngayon, kapapanalo lang ng kanilang pelikulang ‘Kargo’ sa Portugal. Galing (Like now, her film won abroad. Very good),” added Valeña.
“Kargo” took home the Best Film Award Orient Express.
Eigenmann was wearing a Figueras gown when she accepted the plum for the T.M. Malones’ directorial project.