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Teen star, ’70s rocker in Tokyo fest

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RURU Madrid and Pepe Smith in “Above the Clouds”

It was as if he had to grow up in a hurry. Ruru Madrid, a GMA 7 artist, was only 15 when he tried out for and won the lead role in Pepe Diokno’s sophomore film, “Above the Clouds,” last year.

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Hollywood Reporter: PH film a ‘digital poem’ on Manila

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ON THE RED carpet (from left): Marcello Bussi (with the “tikbalang” mask), Vim Nadera, Andre Puertollano, Khavn, Tadanobu Asano, Christopher Doyle  and Stephan Holl. TIFF 2014

Hollywood Reporter’s Deborah Young describes Filipino filmmaker Khavn’s “Ruined Heart: Another Love Story Between a Criminal & a Whore” as a “wordless digital poem [that] captures the mood of Manila’s mean streets.”

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Like bedlam on the red carpet

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“GUARDIANS of the Galaxy” director James Gunn is interviewed 
on the red carpet at the 27th Tokyo International Film Festival opening ceremony.   AFP

Trust Filipino filmmaker Khavn (he has dropped his surname De la Cruz) to make a splash on the red carpet during the glitzy opening rites of the 27th Tokyo International Film Festival on Thursday.

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A thoroughly Asian fest for the region and beyond

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TADANOBU Asano (center) in “Ruined Heart”   photo: Albert Banzon/Kamias Overground

The Tokyo International Film Festival (IFF), now on its 27th edition, sees more Asian films in its annual lineup in the coming years.

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Confessions of a triathlon junkie

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Jennylyn-Mercado

Jennylyn Mercado admits that she is an addict—that she is hooked on triathlon, specifically.

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