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MMFF’s BEST – One of the new features of Metro Manila Film Festival this year is the “Best of the Best,” giving the audience a chance to watch (or rewatch) “movies that added much color to the Filipino film industry.”
Well, many of those movies were shown during the Metro filmfest, now on its 42nd year. Memorable movies all, some of them classics.
Highspeed recalls MMFF’s Best, directed by giants in the film industry, dead and living alike.
Let’s start with those shouting “lights, camera, action” in another world.
LINO BROCKA – “Insiang” (Hilda Koronel, Mona Lisa), “Bona” (Nora Aunor, Philip Salvador), “Ina Ka ng Anak Mo” (Lolita Rodriguez, Nora Aunor, Raul Aragon).
ISHMAEL BERNAL – “Himala” (Nora Aunor).
EDDIE ROMERO – “Ganito Kami Noon, Paano Kayo Ngayon?” (Christopher de Leon).
CELSO AD. CASTILLO – “Paradise Inn” (Lolita Rodriguez, Vivian Velez), “Burlesk Queen” (Vilma Santos).
DANNY ZIALCITA – “Karma” (Vilma Santos).
WILLY MILAN – “Badjao” (Anthony Alonzo), “Moises Padilla Story” (Anthony Alonzo).
PABLO SANTIAGO – “Ang Panday” (Fernando Poe Jr.), “Bahay-Bahayan, Kasal-Kasalan” (Rudy Fernandez, Nora Aunor, Christopher de Leon, Alma Moreno).
MARIO O’HARA – “Bulaklak sa City Jail” (Nora Aunor).
GERMAN MORENO – “Guy & Pip” (Nora Aunor, Tirso Cruz III).
MARILOU ABAYA – “Jose Rizal” (Ceasar Montano), “Brutal” (Amy Austria, Gina Alajar, Jay Ilagan), “Moral” (Lorna Tolentino, Gina Alajar, Sandy Andolong, Ana Marin).
TOTOY BUENAVENTURA – “Bakya mo Neneng” (Joseph Estrada, Nora Aunor, Tirso Cruz III).
(Next, more MMFF’s Best, directed by those still alive.)