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Acclaimed PH director Gil Portes passes away

Acclaimed PH director Gil Portes passes away

Multi-awarded Filipino director Gil Portes, known for his films “Ang Hapis at Himagsik ni Hermano Pule” and “Mga Munting Tinig,” passed away last Wednesday. He was 71.

Magical, mystical ‘Hermano Puli’

There’s something magical, mystical in “Ang Hapis at Himagsik ni Hermano Puli.” Is it because of the forgotten hero Hermano Puli, portrayed by Aljur Abrenica? Or the place, the scenic and fabled towns in Quezon and Laguna? Or the haunting music which captures the life and times of Puli? Or the story itself written by Eric Ramos and directed by Gil Portes.

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Cinematic journey of ‘Hermano Puli’

Director Gil Portes traces the cinematic journey of “Hermano Puli,” the closing film of Cinemalaya on Aug. 13 and showing commercially last week of September.

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‘Hermano Puli’ is closing film of Cinemalaya 2016

“Ang Hapis at Himagsik ni Hermano Puli” has been chosen as the closing film of the 2016 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival.

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Hermano Puli: Forgotten Hero

That perhaps best describes Hermano Puli. Even his province mates in Quezon (then Tayabas) are hardly aware of the existence of Hermano Puli, his heroic deeds. History books hardly mention him.

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Aljur captures ‘hapis at himagsik ‘of ‘Puli’

That’s director Gil M. Portes speaking with confidence, referring to Aljur Abrenica, his lead actor in “Ang Hapis at Himagsik ni Hermano Puli.”

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