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6 PH films in Udine

Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo

Six Filipino movies will be screened at the 16th Udine Far East Film Festival in Italy (April 25 to May 3): Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo’s “Ang Huling Cha-Cha ni Anita,” Jun Robles Lana’s “Mga Kuwentong Barbero,” Chito Roño’s “Badil” and “Shoot-to-Kill: Boy Golden,” Jerrold Tarog’s “Sana Dati” and Siege Ledesma’s “Shift.” Bayani San Diego Jr.

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‘Gayak’ in New York

Roni Bertubin’s indie drama “Gayak” competes at the Buffalo Niagara Film Festival. The film will be shown on May 2, 6 p.m., at the Market Arcade Film and Arts Center in Buffalo, New York. “Gayak” is set during the Pagsa-San Juan Catholic ritual in Nueva Ecija. Bayani San Diego Jr.

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Good review for ‘Baybayin’ in India

Fililipino filmmaker Kanakan-Balintagos’ “Baybayin (The Palawan Script)” received a good review when it was shown at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) held recently in Goa. Critic Manoj Kulkarni wrote: “Unusual love triangle … [was] handled sensitively and the actors Assunta de Rossi, Alessandra de Rossi and Adrian Sebastian portrayed their characters perfectly.”

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Lav Diaz’s ‘Norte’ encore this month

After its Ayala engagement last month, Lav Diaz’s four-hour epic “Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan” will have encore screenings at TriNoma Mall and Fisher Mall in Quezon City and at Glorietta in Makati City on April 15; and at TriNoma, Glorietta and Abreeza Mall in Davao on April 29. All screenings are at 6:30 p.m. and with English subtitles. Bayani San Diego Jr.

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Sweet revenge: Siege Ledesma’s debut film ‘Shift’ wins in Osaka


First-time filmmaker Siege Ledesma was “shocked” when her debut work, “Shift,” won the Grand Prix at Osaka Asian Film Festival in Japan on March 16.

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OFW documentary ‘Homebound’ to be shown in UP for free

Avic Ilagan’s documentary, “Homebound,” will be screened at the University of the Philippines Film Institute’s Cine Adarna on May 2, 7 p.m.

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Filipino filmmaker in DocNet Campus

Filmmaker Baby Ruth Villarama-Gutierrez will represent the Philippines in DocNet Campus, which will be held in Jakarta, Indonesia, from April 21 to 27. DocNet Campus aims to help Southeast Asian filmmakers gain “access to a greater market.” Participants will be mentored by international tutors and will have meetings with possible coproduction partners. Gutierrez will present her coming documentary “The Boy With No Shoes,” which is about Philippine football.

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Raya Martin film in UP

Raya Martin wins Best Director for “How To Disappear Completely”. INQUIRER file photo

Raya Martin returns to his alma mater UP Diliman, with “How to Disappear Completely.” The film debuted at Locarno (Switzerland) and was shown in Hamburg (Germany) San Diego (California) and Rotterdam (The Netherlands).

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Cinema Scope list of Top 10 films has ‘Norte’ on No. 2

“NORTE, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan”

Filipino filmmaker Lav Diaz’s “Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan” is No. 2 on the list of the Top 10 films of 2013 drafted by the Canadian film review website Cinema Scope. Another Cannes entry, Alain Guiraudie’s “Stranger by the Lake” (France) is No. 1. The list also includes Jia Zhangke’s “A Touch of Sin” (China), Tsai Ming-liang’s “Stray Dogs” (Taiwan), and Joel and Ethan Coen’s “Inside Llewyn Davis” (United States).

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5 PH films in LA fest

MARA Lopez in “Debosyon,” where she plays an enigmatic maiden who lives in the forest.

Five full-length feature films from the Philippines will be featured at the 30th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, set on May 1 to 11.

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Castro films in UP Diliman


Filmmaker Jade Castro returns to his alma mater, UP Diliman, with screenings of his acclaimed films “Endo,” “Zombadings 1: Patayin sa Shokot si Remington” and “Juana C. the Movie.” Screenings are set at the UP Film Institute Cine Adarna on April 28 and 29 (for “Zombadings” and “Juana C.”), May 2 (for “Endo”) and May 5 (for “Juana C.” and “Endo”).

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Altarejos films in UP

JAY ALTAREJOS (left) takes in an interview with a foreign journalist in Berlin.

Jay Altarejos screens two indie films at his alma mater, University of the Philippines Diliman: “Ang Laro ng Buhay ni Juan” and “Pink Halo-Halo.” Screenings at the Cine Adarna are from April 10-15, 5 and 7 p.m. For inquiries, call 9362722 and 9263640. Bayani San Diego Jr.

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