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Mark Gil in his prime


Photographer and production designer Cesar Hernando snapped Mark Gil in the actor’s prime (left), when they attended the Cannes International Film Festival in 1982 for Mike de Leon’s “Batch ’81.” The film was exhibited in the Directors’ Fortnight section with De Leon’s other movie, “Kisapmata.”

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Sneaky gal gets just desserts

HEART Evangelista and fiancé Sen. Chiz Escudero plan to enjoy their engagement before thinking about a baby.  KIMBERLY DELA CRUZ

Stunning Nymphet is kinda flaky. She cheated on High-profile Boyfriend not with Hunky Ex-beau, as many people thought, but with Powerful Patron.

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QC commission gives 11 film grants

QUEZON City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte (left) and QC Film Development Commission executive director Ed Lejano at the festival launch.  ROMY HOMILLADA

“Like a kid in a candy store.” This was how Quezon City Film Development Commission (QCFDC) executive director and filmmaker Ed Lejano felt about giving grants to 11 budding and mainstream filmmakers.

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Indies go to Teatrino

MARIE Jamora’s “Ang Nawawala”

The Teatrino Film Series will screen Filipino indie movies at Promenade, Greenhills, San Juan. To kick off the special series, two Cinemalaya films, Marie Jamora’s “Ang Nawawala” (5 p.m.) and Jerrold Tarog’s “Sana Dati” (7:30 p.m.) will be shown on Sept. 13, 20 and 27. For inquiries, call 7224496 or 7212949. Tickets are at P200. Bayani San Diego Jr.

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Screenings of Lav’s winning films set


Fresh from winning the Golden Leopard at the 67th Locarno International Film Festival, Lav Diaz’s “Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon” will have a “Handog sa Bansa” special screening on Sept. 21. The exact venue will be confirmed later by the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP).

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