Let’s support Filipino movies. Catch its limited run in select local screens this week.
courtesy of Film Society of Lincoln Center
Dear readers, consider this post as some sort of a commercial break from Bb. Pilipinas and everything pageant-related.
If you have the time, do watch the latest opus of Lav Diaz, “Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan” (North, Border of History). The movie was part of the Official Selection of Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard section.
While the movie may not be your usual commercial/mainstream flicks like the monster hit “Starting Over Again”, it should also be supported by local film audiences. Let’s show our pride in the work of our kababayan that has reaped praises internationally and considered by many as “One of the Best Films of 2013”.
Take note of the schedules above
This is a belated post. So before I continue with my Miss Earth blogs, I’d like to give way to the winners of the recently-concluded Cinemanila International Film Festival 2009. The Awards Night was held last October 23 at the NBC Tent in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. The four major awards (Grand Prize Lino Brocka Award, Grand Jury Prize, Best Actor and Best Actress) were distributed one apiece to four entries and they are as follows:
Grand Prize Lino Brocka Award
HUNGER from the United Kingdom
Grand Jury Prize
TULPAN from Germany/Poland/Kazakhstan/Russia/Switzerland
Alfredo Castro for the movie “Tony Manero” (Brazil/Chile)
Tsilla Chelton for the movie “Pandora’s Box” (Turkey/France/Germany)
The other awardees are:
SEA (Southeast Asia) Competition
Best SEA Film: Talentime (Malaysia)
Special Mention – SEA Film: Woman on Fire Looks for Water (Malaysia/South Korea)
Best SEA Short Film: Focal Point (Malaysia)
Young Cinema in Competition
Best Short Film: To Siomai Love (Remton Siega Zuasola) – Philippines
Ishmael Bernal Most Outstanding Young Filipino Filmmaker: Remton Siega Zuasola
Lino Brocka Grand Jury Prize: Biyaheng Lupa
Lino Brocka Grand Prize: Anacbanua
Lifetime Achievement Award: Paul Schrader
Indie Spirit Award: Lav Diaz
Congratulations to all the winners!!!