Lav Diaz’s latest documentary “Storm Children (Mga Anak ng Unos) Book 1” will compete at the Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival or CPH: DOX (Denmark, Nov. 6 to 16). “Storm Children” premiered at the DMZ International Documentary Film Festival last Sept. 23. The docu follows the lives of kids who survived Super Typhoon “Yolanda.”Bayani San Diego Jr.
Krista Miller and Kiko Matos, stars of Gil Portes’ “Hukluban,” visited the Inquirer office recently. “Direk Gil speaks his mind,” Kiko recalled working with the veteran director. “Direk Gil is professional,” Krista agreed. “Hukluban” is part of the Sineng Pambansa Horror plus Film Festival. Presented by the Film Development Council of the Philippines and SM Cinema, the fest will run from Oct. 29 to Nov. 4 in all SM cinemas. Rodel Rotoni
By Bayani San Diego Jr.
It has been quite a journey so far for young filmmaker Pepe Diokno and the cast and crew of his second film “Above the Clouds,” which is competing in the Asian Future section of the 27th Tokyo International Film Festival (Oct. 23 to 31).
Six Filipino films will be screened at the 12th Doclisboa International Film Festival (ongoing until Oct. 26, Lisbon, Portugal): Lav Diaz’s “Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon” and “Prologo sa Ang Dakilang Desaparecido,” Lino Brocka’s “Maynila sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag” and Adolfo Alix Jr.’s “Adela,” Adjani Arumpac’s “War Is a Tender Thing” and Alyx Ayn Arumpac’s “Kung Paano Lumutang.” Bayani San Diego Jr.
By Nestor U. Torre
What would the movies do without romance? More than 90 percent of full-length movies revolve around a romantic main plot and conflict—or, at the very least, a key subplot. So, what are some of the most memorable romantic movies ever made?