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Other Brocka actors

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?

’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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Missing Marilou, Celso, and Mario

From directorial comeback yesterday, Highspeed segues to missing three directors who’ve crossed the Great Beyond. Marilou Diaz-Abaya, Celso Ad. Castillo, and Mario O’ Hara.

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Let’s watch and play ‘Patintero’

First-time director Mihk Vergara says he and more established Dan Villegas were mentored by the late Marilou Diaz Abaya in filmmaking at the Ateneo de Manila. “We were fortunate as it was the last time she taught at Ateneo.”

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Gil Portes wishes success for ‘Hermano Puli’ on his birthday

Award-winning director Gil Portes wished on his birthday that his new film “Ang Hapis at Himagsik ni Hermano Puli” would be a success.

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Friendly rivalry among directors

Some movie people, obviously envious, are trying to pit Brillante Mendoza against Lav Diaz, pretending to take sides. Shallow, they call direk Brillante; and boring, they describe Lav.

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