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Two for the ‘maindie’ movie show

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TEEN idols Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla score a hit.

The recovering Filipino movie industry is coming up with more productions these days, most of them “indie,” but only a few of them manage to get playdates in local cineplexes, which continue to favor across-the-board releases of Hollywood blockbusters, like the “blanket,” near-total dominance of the new “Transformers” sequel in the last week of June.

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Premier indie fest marks eventful first decade

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GUILLEN AND COJUANGCO. Prime movers.

Congratulations to the Cinemalaya indie film festival for marking its full decade of existence this year. In a ningas cogon land characterized by well-meaning movements that don’t have the energy to go the distance and typically sputter out after only a couple of years, Cinemalaya’s longevity is a tribute to the validity and vitality of its reason for being, and to the stick-to-it-iveness of its founders, led by Tonyboy Cojuangco and Laurice Guillen.

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Another rave review for ‘Norte’

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ANGELl Bayani (left) and Hazel Orencio in “Norte”: “A marvel of simplicity, depth and deviousness.”

The raves keep coming. Filipino filmmaker Lav Diaz’s four-hour epic “Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan” merited a rave review from US website Film Comment.

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When X means Cinemalaya

Coleen Garcia (right) in a scene from Gino Santos’ entry in the full-length category titled “#Y”. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Cinemalaya Foundation

Eyebrows may raise but if there’s no Lino Brocka, Ishmael Bernal and Kidlat Tahimik, there could be no Adolf Alix, Raya Martin, Jon Red, Raymond Red and Lav Diaz. In the same breath, if there’s no Cinemalaya, there could be no Cinema One Originals, Sineng Pambansa and other independent film festivals in the country.

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Variety: ‘Norte’ among the best

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A US CRITIC writes,  “In ‘Norte,’ landscapes seem like  dreamscapes.” Another notes, “The way Diaz’s images linger and stay in the skin are beyond words.”

After receiving a rave review from the New York Times, Lav Diaz’s “Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan” was chosen by a critic of the US trade paper Variety as one of the best films of the year so far.

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