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NY Times cites ‘Aparisyon’

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The New York Times came out recently with a positive review of Filipino-American filmmaker Vincent Sandoval’s “Aparisyon.”

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PH films in Chicago, NY

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Two Filipino films have made it to two prestigious screenings in the United States.

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As luck would’ve it, two of her films are showing in March, women’s month

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PLAYING Mother Superior was like time traveling, Asensio says.

The irony wasn’t lost on her. Opera singer-turned-actress Fides Cuyugan-Asensio was the first to point out: “In ‘Oro, Plata, Mata,’ I was a rape victim. Now, 30 years later, in ‘Aparisyon,’ I am witness to a rape—not mine!”   Quite by chance, these two films had local theatrical releases this month, women’s month.   (Peque [...]

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Audience picks PH film in French fest

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VINCENT Sandoval, an Inquirer honoree, won for “Aparisyon,” a Cinemalaya 2012 movie. PHOTO COURTESY OF VINCENT SANDOVAL

Filipino-American filmmaker Vincent Sandoval’s “Aparisyon” won the audience award at the recent 15th Deauville Asian Film Festival held in France.   Sandoval, who attended the event in France, told the Inquirer via e-mail that he was “ecstatic” over the honor.   According to Sandoval, “Aparisyon” is the first film to win the audience award in [...]

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‘Aparisyon’ wins in France

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Filipino-American filmmaker Vincent Sandoval’s “Aparisyon” won the audience award at the 15th Deauville Asian Film Festival, held in France from March 6 to 10.

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‘Aparisyon’ to compete in Deauville

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Vincent Sandoval’s “Aparisyon” will compete at the 15th Deauville Asian Film Festival in France from March 6 to 10. The drama film is vying for the Golden Lotus or best picture honor. The fest website has cited it for “its profound reflection on sin, guilt, faith—rooted in a specific historical and political context, highlighted by a sophisticated mise-en-scène.” It opens in local theaters on March 13. Sandoval is one of last year’s Inquirer Indie Bravo! Tribute honorees. Bayani San Diego Jr.

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‘Aparisyon’ nominated in film festival in France

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“Aparisyon” by director Vincent Sandoval will be screened at the Deauville Asian Film Festival, to be held in France from March 6 to March 10, Sandoval himself told the INQUIRER on Tuesday.

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Cheer Factor: 2 wins in Hawaii

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Vincent Sandoval’s “Aparisyon” and Benito Bautista’s “Harana” won at the recent Hawaii International Film Festival.

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Variety cites ‘Aparisyon’

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US trade paper Variety has published a rave review of Filipino-American Vincent Sandoval’s “Aparisyon.” Critic Richard Kuipers called the Cinemalaya entry an “intelligently scripted and deeply moving mood piece

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‘Aparisyon’ preem in three fests

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Apart from competing at the Busan fest in Korea in October, Vincent Sandoval’s “Aparisyon” will premiere in two other fests.   It will have its North American premiere at the Vancouver fest and its US premiere at the Hawaii fest, both in October.   Topbilled by Fides Cuyugan-Asensio, Jodi Sta. Maria, Raquel Villavicencio and Mylene [...]

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Three Cinemalaya films go to Busan

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Three Filipino indies have been invited to the Busan International Film Festival to be held in South Korea this October. Lawrence Fajardo’s “Posas,” best film in the Directors’ Showcase, will be part of “A Window on Asian Cinema.” Vincent Sandoval’s “Aparisyon” will compete in the New Currents section, while Mes de Guzman’s “Diablo,” best film in the New Breed section, will be in the international premiere division. Bayani San Diego Jr.

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CINEMALAYA: Eddie Garcia, Roco twins turn in exceptional portrayals

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GARCIA. Makes viewers laugh and cry in “Bwakaw.”

The beginning of our Cinemalaya movie marathon this year was far from auspicious. Last Saturday, at Greenbelt, the first two screenings we attended (Loy Arcenas’ “Requieme” and Mes de Guzman’s “Diablo”) stopped after 20 minutes, so we decided to refund our ticket for the third title on our list, because we didn’t want to risk another annoying no-show —which was a pity, because both films began exceedingly well.

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