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Esprit de Corps: The naked truth when boys become men—or not

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If one happens to study in an exclusive Catholic school for boys, he must not be fooled. Within its hallowed gray walls, everything is never as it seems.

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Elwood Perez’s new film opens

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Filmmaker Elwood Perez unveiled his latest opus titled “Esoterika: Maynila” at the 2014 Cinema One Originals Festival opening held on Nov. 9 at Trinoma Cinema 7. The new work is Direk Elwood’s 51st feature since he began in the industry in the 1970s, and his first since he was honored by Cinema One Originals with a tribute in 2013.

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Exciting comers topbill ‘corruption-seduction’ drama

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“ESPRIT DE CORPS.” Everything isn’t what it seems. ADRIAN GONZALES

“Esprit De Corps,” a Cinema One entry set during martial law that follows two student cadets and their senior officer in the Reserved Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC), is notable not only because it is based on the first play director Kanakan-Balintagos (“Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros”) wrote at age 17, but also because it casts exciting young comers, Sandino Martin (as Private Abel), Lharby Policarpio (as Private Cain) and JC Santos (as Maj. Mac Favila), in crucial roles.

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PH docu competes in Taiwan

Joel Torrre delivers a crackerjack portrayal in “Kabisera.”

Filipino filmmaker Anna Isabelle Matutina’s “Magdalena” is competing in the Asian Vision section of the Taiwan International Film Festival, which will be held from Oct. 9 to 19. The docu, shown at the Wiesbaden (Germany) film fest last year, focuses on a traditional midwife who struggles to make ends meet and care for a pregnant daughter who’s afflicted with leukemia.

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Cinema One turns 20

Cinema One celebrates its 20th anniversary with a concert at the SM Aura Mall in Taguig City at 8 p.m. this Sunday.

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