Fresh from winning the Golden Leopard at the 67th Locarno International Film Festival, Lav Diaz’s “Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon” will have a “Handog sa Bansa” special screening on Sept. 21. The exact venue will be confirmed later by the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP).
Kanakan Balintagos’ “Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros” is in the list dubbed “10 Great Gay Films from East and Southeast Asia,” drafted by the British Film Institute. The Cinemalaya 2005 film is in the same list as Wong Kar-wai’s “Happy Together,” Chen Kaige’s “Farewell My Concubine,” Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s “Tropical Malady,” among others. Bayani San Diego Jr.
The first trailer for the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie will be released this week and the original Christian Grey, Charlie Hunnam, says he can’t wait for the finished product.
By Nestor U. Torre
King comic Dolphy is being lovingly remembered on his birth and death anniversaries this month, so he may no longer be with us—but, what do you know, he’s still very much around!
By Matikas Santos
After a successful run at the Shangri-La Plaza Mall, the 2014 “Eiga Sai” or Japanese Film Festival will go to Cebu City in Visayas and Davao City in Mindanao to screen several films including the Cannes Jury Prize winner “Like Father, Like Son.”