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10 PH films in Hanoi

ALLEN Dizon in “Magkakabaung (The Coffin Maker)”

Ten Filipino films will be screened at the 3rd Hanoi International Film Festival (Vietnam, Nov. 23 to 27).

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Three PH films in Toronto

Three Filipino movies will be screened at the Toronto International Film Festival in Canada, from Sept. 4 to 14. Joel Lamangan’s “Hustisya” and Carlos Siguion-Reyna’s “Hari ng Tondo” are included in the Contemporary World Cinema section, while Lav Diaz’s “Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon” is part of the Wavelengths category. Bayani San Diego Jr.

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More misses than hits at Cinemalaya X

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TRILLO

We’ve always regarded the opening of Cinemalaya, the country’s premier indie fest, with great anticipation because, unlike other festivals (Cinema One, CineFilipino, Sineng Pambansa, MMFF, etc.), it deftly balances thematic pertinence with a measure of accessibility: Most of its directors don’t produce films that only they can understand—and they don’t alienate the audience they’re supposed to develop.

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Richard Gomez goes indie

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GOMEZ. Exciting new projects.

One of the popular actors who are venturing into indie films is Richard Gomez, whose movie career is on the upswing. He finds his role in “The Janitor,” as the boss of Dennis Trillo, fulfilling.

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Ricky Davao in three indie fest films

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AS A TROUBLED shoemaker and family man in Milo Sogueco’s “Mariquina”

It was just a happy coincidence. Actor-director Ricky Davao ended up with three entries in this year’s Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival— GB Sampedro’s “s6parados,” Michael Tuviera’s “The Janitor” and Milo Sogueco’s “Mariquina.”

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