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Filipinos win big at Tokyo Filmex

JOLINA España in Francis Xavier Pasion’s “Bwaya”

Francis Xavier Pasion’s Cinemalaya winner “Bwaya” won the grand prize at the Tokyo Filmex, while Giancarlo Abrahan’s coming film “Somewhere South of Reality” won best project at Talents Tokyo on Saturday.

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Good mix of cineastes turns up at Indie Bravo! festival in Fully Booked

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FROM LEFT: Fully Booked ad and promo manager Aimee Diego, Inquirer Entertainment editor Emmie Velarde, Fully Booked events manager Angel Yulo and Cine Filipino festival director Vincent Nebrida. INQSnap this page for additional content! JILSON SECKLER TIU

After the four-hour screening of Lav Diaz’s “Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan” on November 21, the audience at U-View in Fully Booked High Street, Bonifacio Global City, remained seated—riveted, seemingly entranced.

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Bonifacio Day at Indie Bravo! fest

ALFRED Vargas and Danielle Castaño in Mario O’Hara’s “Ang Paglilitis ni Andres Bonifacio

Today, the Inquirer Indie Bravo!-Fully Booked Film Festival marks Bonifacio Day with special screenings on the revolutionary hero: Mario O’Hara’s “Ang Paglilitis ni Andres Bonifacio” (4 p.m.), Lav Diaz’s “Prologo sa Ang Dakilang Desaparecido” (6 p.m.) and Raya Martin’s “Autohysteria” (8:30 p.m.).

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‘Magkakabaung’ wins in Hanoi

JASON Paul Laxamana (left) and Allen Dizon show off their awards. photo by Dennis Evangelista

Jason Paul Laxamana’s “Magkakabaung (The Coffin Maker)” on Thursday won the Netpac Prize/Best Asian Film, and the Kapampangan-language movie’s star Allen Dizon, Best Actor, at the Third Hanoi (Vietnam) International Film Festival. Filipino filmmaker Peque Gallaga, a jury member, told the Inquirer that both wins were “unanimous decisions” and noted that Dizon bested Hollywood’s Ralph Fiennes (“Two Women”).

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‘Bwaya’ set to compete in 15th Tokyo FILMeX

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Angeli Bayani in "Bwaya". CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

After reaping top film prizes locally, independent film “Bwaya” sets its sights to add an international win on its belt.

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