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‘Edna’ gets an ‘A’

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The Cinema Evaluation Board gave a grade of “A” to actor-director Ronnie Lazaro’s debut film, “Edna.” Lazaro told the Inquirer that the honor made him “jump for joy.” But, he said, “It’s also humbling. For a first-time director, it feels amazing.” He expressed gratitude to his producer Anthony Gedang for the “trust and confidence,” and to his “superb cast and crew.” He was elated that both colleagues and critics congratulated him after the film’s premiere at the Cinemalaya recently.

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Aiko’s helmet

AIKO MELENDEZ

Aiko Melendez, “Asintado” lead star, jests that she asked designer Pepsi Herrera to make a helmet to match her gown for the Cinemalaya awards rites last week.

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Award-worthy portrayals animate ‘Barber’s Tales’

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DOMINGO (WITH BUENCAMINO, FOREGROUND). Smart enough to know that  ululations of grief don’t necessarily result in textured characterization.

IN “Mga Kuwentong Barbero” (Barber’s Tales), Eugene Domingo’s boundless dramatic gifts continue to unravel as she delivers a master class in thespic restraint and subtlety in her prized portrayal of subservient housewife, Marilou Aguallo, who takes over the barbershop left by her verbally abusive husband, Jose (Daniel Fernando), when he suddenly dies in his sleep.

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No drag: Levity and selfies at indie awards

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In spite of one huge dark cloud—widespread protests against the YouTube uploading of past films—a buoyant indie weather prevailed on Sunday evening throughout the Cinemalaya awards rites at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

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Veteran actors vie with newcomers for Cinemalaya awards

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Cinemalaya 2014 winners pose with the Cinemalaya officials.  PHOTO BY KIKO CABUENA

Veterans and newcomers alike won top awards at the 10th Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival.

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