A FILM FOR KIDS: There aren’t too many films for children in the indie scene, crowded as it were by poverty porn or movies about sex and violence, mostly adult concerns. Mihk (for Michael) Vergara’sPatintero is one of them.
First-time director Mihk Vergara says he and more established Dan Villegas were mentored by the late Marilou Diaz Abaya in filmmaking at the Ateneo de Manila. “We were fortunate as it was the last time she taught at Ateneo.”Continue reading …
After the record-breaking “Heneral Luna,” the next historical epic is said to be the filmbio of Gen. Gregorio del Pilar. Tapped to play the title role of the youngest general ever—only his mid-20s—is Paulo Avelino.Continue reading …