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Lav Diaz lands on prestigious year-end lists

“Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan”

Filipino filmmaker Lav Diaz’s “Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan” and “Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon” landed on the year-end lists drafted by three prestigious publications: The Guardian, Film Comment and IndieWire.

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Lav Diaz’s ‘Norte’ gets London film critics nod

Sid Lucero in “Norte”. CONTRIBUTED IMAGE

Lav Diaz’s “Norte, Hangganan ng Kasyasayan” has received a nomination for best foreign language film at the London Film Critics Circle.

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Bravo! Very indie, down to production values

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DOCUMENTARIAN Adjani Arumpac (center) receives trophy
andGuyito from INQUIRER CEO and president Alexandra Prieto-
Romualdez (left) and Sen. Grace Poe. INQSnap this page for
additional content! RICHARD REYES

The 5th Indie Bravo! tribute rolled out Thursday with production values that could only be described as, well, “indie.”

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Indie Bravo! Night of renegades, game changers and amazing grace

ALL HAIL  Third row (from left): Jason Laxamana, Jake Cuenca, Sid Lucero, Allen Dizon, Joel Lamangan, Maryo de los Reyes, Perry Escaño, Abe Pagtala, Siege Ledesma and Emman de la Cruz; 2nd row (from left): Kyla Domingo, Hazel Orencio, Sandy Talag, Baby Ruth Villarama, Ida Tiongson, Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo, Nerissa Picadizo, Althea Vega, Marlowie Sandoval, Adjani Arumpac, Tcel Maramag and Orlando Sol; 1st row (from left): Bing Pimentel, Angeli Bayani and son Marek, Therese Malvar, Barbara Miguel, Miggs Cuaderno, Medwin Garcia and Liryc de la Cruz and the Inquirer Entertainment editor Emmie Velarde with staff Bayani San Diego Jr., Marinel Cruz and Allan Policarpio.  RICHARD REYES

Shunning talk of politics, Sen. Grace Poe-Llamanzares stuck to the theme of the celebration: the independent spirit of Filipino filmmakers.

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Former singing sweethearts reunite in Kapuso holiday special

Regine Velasquez and Ariel Rivera had a blast on the set, the director recalls.

Loyal fans, along with intrigue-mongers, are expected to get revved up over the small-screen reunion of former singing sweethearts Regine Velasquez and Ariel Rivera, who play an estranged couple in the two-part GMA 7 musical-dramedy special “Himig ng Pasko” (Dec. 13 and 20).

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