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‘Norte’ gets London critics’ nod

Sid Lucero in “Norte”. CONTRIBUTED IMAGE

Lav Diaz’s “Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan” has received a nomination for best foreign language film at the 35th London Film Critics’ Circle. It’s up against “Ida” (Poland), “Leviathan” (Russia), “Two Days, One Night” (Belgium), and “Winter Sleep” (Turkey). Awards night is on Jan. 18.

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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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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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CineKasimanwa opens with the 4-hour PH entry to Oscars


The most anticipated film festival in Region VI opens with the country’s Oscar entry. “Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan (Norte, the End of History) which was screened first at the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival 2013, is one of the most awarded films in recent memory and one that has even pushed filmmaker Lav Diaz’s reputation as one of the country’s top filmmakers.

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7 PH shorts in Paris fest


Seven Philippine short films are in the lineup of the 12th Festival International Signes de Nuit in Paris, ongoing until Dec. 15. Axel Estein, curator of the PH retrospective, revealed the titles to the Inquirer: Remton Siega-Zuasola’s “Ang Katapusang Bagting,” Gym Lumbera’s “Dahil sa ’Yo,” Borgy Torre’s “Despedida,” Richard Soriano Legaspi’s “Manenaya,” Sheron Dayoc’s “Mientras Su Durmida,” Zig Dulay’s “Missing,” and Chuck Gutierrez’s “Ulian.” Filipino filmmaker Anna Isabelle Matutina is a member of the international jury.

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