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Reviving Visayan movies

Reviving Visayan movies

Learned that Viva’s thinking of reviving Visayan movies, which was alive in the ‘50s. Then Mat Ranillo Jr. and Gloria Sevilla were the King and Queen of Visayan cinema, then based in Cebu.

‘Patintero’ a film for kids

A FILM FOR KIDS: There aren’t too many films for children in the indie scene, crowded as it were by poverty porn or movies about sex and violence, mostly adult concerns. Mihk (for Michael) Vergara’sPatintero is one of them.

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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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For the love of Edward

Gloria Romero, Luz Valdez, Lollie Mara, Jaime Fabregas, Nova Villa, Gloria Sevilla, Suzette Ranillo, Divina Valencia, and Pilita Corrales (with husband Carlos Lopez). “Lumang album” they are called with much affection.

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