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Cris Villonco: Sprint from Tondo to Toronto

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CRIS and mom Monique Villonco in Canada. She will give her trophy to mom. Photos by Baby K. Jimenez

One fine day, Cris Villonco received a text from Bibeth Orteza, scriptwriter and wife of filmmaker Carlos Siguion-Reyna—the young actress’ uncle and director in the 2014 Cinemalaya Jury Prize winner “Hari ng Tondo” (opens today in cinemas).

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‘Dementia’: Into the dark, racking realm of paranoia

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NORA Aunor plays  a woman  suffering from mental illness.

Filmed in ethereal color and yet imbued with a spine-chilling atmosphere, Percival Intalan’ “Dementia” successfully thrusts the viewers into the dark, racking realm of paranoia.

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Costly Oscar trip for ‘Norte’

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ANGELI Bayani (left) and Hazel Orencio in Lav Diaz’s “Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan”

“We welcome this challenge,” said producer Moira Lang (the former Raymond Lee) of “Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan.” The movie has been chosen by the Film Academy of the Philippines (FAP) to vie for a spot in the Best Foreign Language Film race of the 2015 Oscars.

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‘Hustisya’ competes in Warsaw Int’l Film Festival

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NORA Aunor in Joel Lamangan’s “Hustisya.” INQUIRER file photo

Joel Lamangan’s “Hustisya” will compete at the 30th Warsaw International Film Festival, producer Ferdinand Lapuz told the INQUIRER on Wednesday.

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Lav Diaz’s “Norte” is PH entry to next year’s Oscars

PH TEAM at the closing ceremony (from left): Jacky Woo, Archie Alemania, Adolfo Alix Jr., Angeli Bayani, Lav Diaz and Hazel Orencio       Photo by Motoharu Oe

Lav Diaz’s acclaimed 4-hour opus, “Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan (North, End of History)” is the Philippine representative to next year’s Oscars for the Best Foreign Languange Film category, producer-actor Moira Lang confirmed on Wednesday.

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