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Ai-Ai wins best actress in NY film festival

Ai-Ai wins best actress in NY film festival

Comedy Queen Ai-Ai delas Alas was named best female actor at the 7th Queens World Film Festival in New York, USA last Sunday night (Monday in the Philippines).

Philippine cinema is witnessing the golden years of indies. Proof positive is the international acclaim indie films, directors, and actors are reaping in both major and minor cinema events.

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More and more int’l honors

Topbilled by Ai-Ai de las Alas, “Area” won special citation in Kazakhstan. “Laut” gave Barbie Forteza the best actress award at the Oporto International Film Festival in Portugal.

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‘Area’ captures lives of aging prostitutes

At the “Area” presscon, the trailer was shown, very realistic, one could almost smell and feel the place, a seedy prostitution den in Angeles, Pampanga. Director Louie Ignacio disclosed his instruction was to keep the place as it was…dirty, unkempt, smelly.

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GMA’s ‘Sunday PinaSaya’: No big or small stars

“No big or small stars. Lahat pantay-pantay.” That more or less is how comedy queen Ai-Ai de las Alas, Kapuso primetime queen Marian Rivera, pambansang bae Alden Richards, and top comic duo Jose Manalo and Wally Bayola describe the cast of GMA’s noontime show “Sunday PinaSaya,” now starting its second year.

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Nora announces plan to direct

IN her speech as the three-time CCP-NCCA Ani ng Dangal awardee, the Grand Dame of Philippine Cinema Nora Aunor revealed her plan to direct either indie films or a TV drama soon.

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