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2 ‘forgotten’ directors

2 ‘forgotten’ directors

Agree… so let’s recall for a start two of them, Gregorio Fernandez and Manuel Silos, including their memorable films.

Great films of 6 National Artists

Highspeed asked the opinion of several cinema followers to name the great films of six National Artists (directors) and they came up with this list. Initially, it was really “greatest” films but we eventually settled for “great.” This columnist was part of the very informal selection.

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The revered cinema authority Nestor U. Torre has pointed out that Philippine cinema has four and not only three golden ages. Overlooked by many cineastes is the first golden stage, the ‘30s, which produced many outstanding films, directors, and actors.

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Yes, that’s the well meaning suggestion of showbiz people who admire the country’s two international directors: Brillante Mendoza and Lav Diaz.

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Our time has come

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Our time has come

I remember distinctly what Tita Midz (Armida Siguion Reyna) said years back. “Our time will come,” referring to Filipino films winning recognition abroad, especially the three major international filmfest, Cannes, Berlin, and Venice.

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THE Cultural Center of the Philippines Arthouse Cinema, in cooperation with Society of Filipino Archivists for Film (SOFIA), National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the UP Los Baños Foundation Inc, presents Manuel Conde@100at the CCP Tanghalang Manuel Conde on Sept. 24, Oct. 1 and 8, 2016.

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