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Yummy viewing treat delivers complex mix of flavors and scents

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FAVREAU.Torn between conflicting loves.

Jon Favreau’s film, “Chef,” reveals the actor-filmmaker’s love for cooking and great cuisine, which is deliciously showcased in his “personal drama.”

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Filipino film on lost rituals takes World Festival prize

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WORLD PREMIERES WINNERS  Forty films from 27 nations are vying  for top awards at the ongoing World Premieres Film Festival. The WPFF is part of the International Film Expo, an initiative of the Film Development Council of the Philippines. The early winners  are  shown with WPFF juror Benjamin Illos (from left), Ecuadorian director Alfredo León León; the Philippine cast of “From What is Before” Perry Dizon, Kim Perez, Liryc Paolo de la Cruz and Hazel Orencio; and Spanish director Vicente Pérez Herrero. The festival runs until July 8 at SM cinemas in Manila.  ALEXIS CORPUZ

A five-hour drama set on the brink of martial law, the Philippines’ sole entry to the 2014 World Premieres Film Festival (WPFF), bagged the Grand Festival Prize at the awards ceremony on Wednesday night at the Centerstage theater of SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City.

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Film on Jews’ escape to PH in the works

Film Development Council of the Philippines chair Briccio G. Santos: Putting the nation’s history in a proper light. photo by RICHARD REYES

The story of the “Manilaners” will be told on film following the signing of an agreement with producers to tell the tale of Jewish refugees who fled the Nazis during World War II to find refuge in the Philippines under the leadership of President Manuel L. Quezon.

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World Premieres Film Festival opens in Manila

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The Philippines for the first time is hosting the world premieres of films from several countries including the host country.

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Actor Ronnie Quizon wins in Barcelona fest

RONNIE Quizon    Photo: NIÑO Jesus Orbeta

Actor Ronnie Quizon won the El Rey Award for Excellence in Acting in a Lead Role for Mikhail Red’s “Rekorder” at the 2014 Barcelona International Film Festival.

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