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‘Barber’s Tale:’ A tribute to strong women

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JUN ROBLES Lana (right) directs the cast, led by Eugene Domingo (second from left) and Iza Calzado (third from right), in a remote town in Quezon province. facebook photo

Filmmaker Jun Robles Lana recalls having soldiers, priests and insurgents in his clan.

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When Lav met Agnes

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Agnes Varda and Lav Diaz at Muralto Park in Locarno. Photo by Hazel Orencio

Filipino filmmaker Lav Diaz won the top prize for “Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon (From What is Before)” at the 67th Locarno International Film Festival on Saturday. His bonus reward: Meeting the French New Wave legend, director Agnes Varda.

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Lav Diaz’s epic ‘Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon’ wins top prize at Locarno fest

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Filipino filmmaker Lav Diaz’s five-and-a-half-hour epic “Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon (From What is Before)” won the top prize at the 67th Locarno International Film Festival. The awards ceremony was held in Switzerland, Saturday evening (Swiss time).

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Hazel Orencio bags Boccalino D ‘Oro award

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AWARDED Filipino filmmaker Lav Diaz competes with  “Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon.”

Hazel Orencio won the Boccalino D ‘Oro Independent Critics’ Awards at the Locarno International Film Festival for Lav Diaz’s “Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon.”

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No drag: Levity and selfies at indie awards

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In spite of one huge dark cloud—widespread protests against the YouTube uploading of past films—a buoyant indie weather prevailed on Sunday evening throughout the Cinemalaya awards rites at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

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