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Nora Aunor, Alden Richards in short film

ALDEN Richards and Nora Aunor facebook photo

After Coco Martin in Adolfo Alix Jr.’s “Padre de Familia,” acclaimed actress Nora Aunor shares the screen with another young actor, Alden Richards, in Alix’s short film “Kinabukasan.”

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2 more PH films in Rotterdam

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Apart from Lav Diaz’s short film “Prologo sa Ang Dakilang Desaparecido,” two more Filipino movies will be shown at the Rotterdam International Film Festival: Adolfo Alix Jr.’s “Alamat ni China Doll” and Jet Leyco’s “Bukas na Lang Sapagkat Gabi Na.”

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Adolfo Alix Jr. joins Busan shorts jury

Filmmaker Adolfo Alix. INQUIRER file photo

Filipino filmmaker Adolfo Alix Jr. was chosen to be part of the jury for the short film section of the 18th Busan film fest next month. Alix joins French producer Pascale Faure and Korean filmmaker Jung Ji-woo in the jury for the Sonje Awards for best shorts from Korea and Asia. Alix was an honoree in the first and third Inquirer Indie Bravo! Tribute. Bayani San Diego Jr.

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‘Porno’ in CCP only

Porno. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Chris Millado, Cinemalaya festival director, told the Inquirer that Adolfo Alix Jr.’s “Porno” will be screened only at CCP venues “due to its sensitive and adult content.”

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Cinemalaya 2013: Alix’s ‘Porno’ to be screened only at CCP

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Filmmaker Adolfo Alix. INQUIRER file photo

Due to its sensitive and adult content, Adolfo Alix’s “Porno” will be screened only at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) theaters, Alix told the INQUIRER on Monday.

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Jericho Rosales, Nora Aunor, Brillante Mendoza lead 36th Gawad Urian Awards

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Winners all at the 36th Gawad Urian Awards, from left, best supporting actor Art Acuna, best support supporting actress Alessandra de Rossi, best actress Nora Aunor, best director Adolfo Alix Jr. and best actor Jericho Rosales. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Adolf Alix Jr.

True to its tradition of awarding maverick indie productions, “Ang Paglalakbay ng mga Bituin sa Gabing Madilim” by Davao-based director-screenwriter Arnel Mardoquio was awarded “Best Film” in the 36th Gawad Urian Awards held Tuesday night at the NBC Tent in Taguig City.

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Erik Matti makes it in Cannes Directors’ Fortnight with ‘On the Job’

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Erik Matti eyes the Cannes Director’s Fortnight. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Erik Matti Facebook account

Erik Matti’s “On the Job” was selected to be part of the Directors’ Fortnight—making it the third Filipino film that will premiere in Cannes next month.

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2 PH films on war, progress to compete in Cannes fest

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ADOLFO Alix Jr. (right) directs Carlo Aquino in “Death March,” shot entirely in a studio.

Filipino filmmakers Lav Diaz and Adolfo Alix Jr. describe the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes International Film Festival as the “serious, experimental” part of the world’s biggest cinema event.

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Filipino indie competes in Rotterdam festival

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GINA Alajar

“If you don’t like my performance, just leave the theater—that’s what my friends would do. If you like it, then give me a hug.”   Gina Alajar, lead actress of “Mater Dolorosa,” gave the audience this message during the gala screening of the Adolfo Alix Jr. drama at the Cinema One Originals Film Festival in [...]

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Spratlys film wins in Warsaw

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ANANDA Everingham, Zanjoe  Marudo and Luis  Alandy as isolated soldiers in “Kalayaan”

As far as Adolfo Alix Jr. can recall, this is the first time for the Philippines to bring home a prize from the Warsaw International Film Festival, one of the world’s top 14 A-list festivals, along with Cannes, Venice and Berlin. The list is determined by the Paris-based Fédération Internationale des Associations de Producteurs de [...]

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New film explores effects of isolation

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FROM left: Zanjoe Marudo, Ananda Everingham and Luis Alandy play Filipino soldiers guarding the Spratlys in Adolfo Alix’s new film “Kalayaan.”

Independent filmmaker Adolfo Alix Jr. says his new film, “Kalayaan,” offers viewers “a different perspective” on the ongoing disputed between the Philippines and China over the Scarborough (Panatag) Shoal.

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A very French affair

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GETTING TO KNOW YOU (From left) Tikoy Aguiluz, Olivier Assayas, Brillante Mendoza, French Amb. Gilles Garachon, Stephane Rybojad, Martin Macalintal, Yann Raymond, Adolfo Alix, Ed Lejano  Photos by Arnold Almacen

French Ambassador Gilles Garachon and wife Isabelle opened their home in Forbes Park, Makati, on June 6 to host a welcome dinner for two visiting filmmakers from France: Olivier Assayas and Stéphane Rybojad.

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