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To Lav Diaz: Less is more

To Lav Diaz: Less is more

After “Ang Babaeng Humayo,” director Lav Diaz and actress Charo Santos are collaborating on an OFW film, titled “AngSakaniHenrico” (Henrico’s Farm). Lav is said to have been inspired by his interaction with overseas Filipino workers in Madrid, Frankfurt, Milan, Basel (Switzerland), and Singapore.

Other Brocka actors

The last time, Highspeed focused on Bembol Roco, one of the Big Three actors built by director Lino Brocka. Who are the other two of the Big Three?

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Bembol Roco: Brocka actor

Had a long chat with Bembol Roco at the wake of well-loved and award-winning scriptwriter Jake Tordesillas.

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’70s directors: Vanishing breed

A showbiz insider described the directors of the ‘70s as Vanishing Breed. Gone are Lino Brocka, Ishmael Bernal, Joey Gosiengfiao, Mario O’ Hara, Danny Zialcita, Celso Ad Castillo, and Marilou Diaz Abaya. And the latest to go, Gil Portes. Yes, all gone to a stress-free world, where there are no playdates and deadlines to meet.

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Lorli’s zest for life

Lorli Villanueva may have some difficulty moving around, but her zest for life remains. She’s back for good, having retired as deputy chair of the graduate school of Touro University in New York. But real retirement – as in taking it easy – isn’t in Lorli’s vocabulary.

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‘Overlooked’ Aunor starrers

Readers react to Highspeed’s item on Nora Aunor last Sunday, thankful that almost all her directors were mentioned. They say that some Aunor starrers were “overlooked” – those directed by Totoy Buenaventura, Chaning Carlos, and Pablo Santiago.

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