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Overlooked golden age

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.

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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When PH ruled Asian cinema

The ’50s (up to the early ’60s) is called the second Golden Age of Philippine Cinema, the first being the ’30s and the third the ’70s.

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