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Lamberto Avellana’s ‘Portrait’ to be restored

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The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) has agreed to cofinance the restoration of the 1965 film “A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino” directed by National Artist for Theater and Film Lamberto V. Avellana, FDCP chair Briccio Santos announced recently.

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‘Genghis Khan’ for 1st Inquirer Popcorn Night

A 1950 magazine cover

The Philippine Daily Inquirer’s first-ever Popcorn Night Monday will feature a special invitational screening of Manuel Conde’s 1950 masterpiece “Genghis Khan,” considered the “Holy Grail” in Filipino film archiving.

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President welcomes return of ‘Genghis Khan’ film

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TURNOVER Alfonso Tagliaferri of the Italian Embassy hands over reels of the film to President Aquino and FDCP chair Briccio Santos. photo:rodel rotoni

Making his first appearance at an arts and culture event, President Benigno Aquino III attended last Saturday’s formal turnover to the Philippines of the original prints of Manuel Conde’s “Genghis Khan” from the Venice Film Festival archives. The turnover ceremony, held at SM Mall of Asia, marked the launch of the National Film Archive of [...]

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Restored classic film comes home

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SCENE from “Genghis”: (From left) Inday Jalandoni, Manuel Conde and Elvira Reyes. Photo courtesy of Martin Magsanoc

After a roundabout journey, “Genghis Khan” finds its way home.   The original prints of Manuel Conde’s “Genghis Khan,” the same ones used in its screening at the Venice Film Festival in 1952, will be returned to the Philippines. As bonus, the restored version of the film, in DCP (Digital Cinema Package) and HD (High [...]

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‘Genghis Khan’ lost, and found

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Final scene of “Genghis Khan” (Manuel Conde) was shot in Guadalupe, Makati, at the corner of Edsa and Pasig River. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO FROM THE BOOK “THE CINEMA OF MANUEL CONDE” BY NICANOR G. TIONGSON

Where in the world is “Genghis Khan”? The prints of the first ever Filipino movie to be shown at the Venice Film Festival in 1952 were lost—and found.

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