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Cinemanila 2013 winners awarded Saturday night

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Raya Martin wins Best Director for “How To Disappear Completely”. INQUIRER file photo

Cinemanila International Film Festival 2013 winners were awarded Saturday night at the SM Aura in Taguig City.

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Cinemanila winners, filmmakers lauded

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TENG Mangansakan. Photo by Rodel Rotoni

Movie director Tikoy Aguiluz, also founder of the annual Cinemanila International Film Festival, paid tribute to this year’s participating filmmakers during the awards ceremony held on Saturday night at the Bonifacio High Street Central Amphitheater in Taguig City.

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Lost and found: For the Lav of O’Hara

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LAV DIAZ (above) says Mario O’Hara’s (left) contributions as writer, actor, director are vast.------------lavdiaz3(photo:os.asianfilmmarket.org); mario o hara(photo:richard reyes)

It was a scene straight from, well, a Lav Diaz film.   When filmmaker-producer Joey Gosiengfiao passed away five years ago, his maid Luz gave Diaz four boxes of Betamax, Betacam and VHS tapes.   Diaz turned over half of the collection to the late critic Alexis Tioseco, “for safekeeping and archiving.”   A few [...]

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Cinemanila pays tribute to late great filmmakers with special screenings

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“TAGLISH,” directed by Gym Lumbera in black and white for the 14th Cinemanila International Film Festival, is about “the infidelity between two languages.”

The Cinemanila International Film Festival 2012, which opens on Thursday till Dec. 11 at the Market! Market! in Taguig City, will pay tribute to great Filipino filmmakers who passed away this year.

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Outdoor screenings at the fest

A SCENE from “Ang Paglalakbay”

Faidal, a young Muslim boy, journeys to safety after his parents are killed in a gun battle. He stumbles upon new discoveries along the way, and some of them prove to be overwhelming.

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German fest director believes ‘shorts’ deserve as much attention as full-length movies

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Heinz Hermanns

Heinz Hermanns, festival director of the interfilm Berlin, visited the Philippines recently to present short films and conduct workshops under the auspices of the Goethe Institut and Cinemanila.

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Indie spirit rules in Cinemanila awards

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STARS of “Boundary” (from left), Raymond Bagatsing, Edwin Nombre and Ronnie Lazaro, applaud their film’s triumph (above).

The Cinemanila International Film Festival, now on its lucky 13th year, capped a hectic week of screenings with a laid-back awards ceremony on Thursday night at the Bonifacio High Street Activity Center in Taguig. Filipino filmmakers Lav Diaz and Mes de Guzman led the honor roll, along with other independent cinema luminaries from all over [...]

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Stefania Casini: ‘Wrinkles are the geography of my life’

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She was quite the firecracker in her younger years. This bombshell had a bed scene with Robert De Niro and Gerard Depardieu (at the same time!) and collaborated with such formidable filmmakers as Bernardo Bertolucci, Peter Greenaway and Dario Argento. It’s very evident that actress-documentarian Stefania Casini hasn’t lost any of that Italian intensity and [...]

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Acclaimed docus at this year’s Cinemanila

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Cinemanila 2011’s opening film, Wim Wenders’ 3D dance documentary, “Pina,” augurs well for the ongoing festival at Market! Market! in Taguig City. The UK entry is about influential German choreographer, Pina Bausch, who was preparing the docu with Wenders when she died unexpectedly. Wenders was convinced by her dancers to finish the project, and the [...]

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