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‘Norte’ gets London critics’ nod

Sid Lucero in “Norte”. CONTRIBUTED IMAGE

Lav Diaz’s “Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan” has received a nomination for best foreign language film at the 35th London Film Critics’ Circle. It’s up against “Ida” (Poland), “Leviathan” (Russia), “Two Days, One Night” (Belgium), and “Winter Sleep” (Turkey). Awards night is on Jan. 18.

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Lav Diaz lands on prestigious year-end lists

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“Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan”

Filipino filmmaker Lav Diaz’s “Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan” and “Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon” landed on the year-end lists drafted by three prestigious publications: The Guardian, Film Comment and IndieWire.

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Bravo! Very indie, down to production values

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DOCUMENTARIAN Adjani Arumpac (center) receives trophy
andGuyito from INQUIRER CEO and president Alexandra Prieto-
Romualdez (left) and Sen. Grace Poe. INQSnap this page for
additional content! RICHARD REYES

The 5th Indie Bravo! tribute rolled out Thursday with production values that could only be described as, well, “indie.”

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Indie Bravo! Night of renegades, game changers and amazing grace

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ALL HAIL  Third row (from left): Jason Laxamana, Jake Cuenca, Sid Lucero, Allen Dizon, Joel Lamangan, Maryo de los Reyes, Perry Escaño, Abe Pagtala, Siege Ledesma and Emman de la Cruz; 2nd row (from left): Kyla Domingo, Hazel Orencio, Sandy Talag, Baby Ruth Villarama, Ida Tiongson, Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo, Nerissa Picadizo, Althea Vega, Marlowie Sandoval, Adjani Arumpac, Tcel Maramag and Orlando Sol; 1st row (from left): Bing Pimentel, Angeli Bayani and son Marek, Therese Malvar, Barbara Miguel, Miggs Cuaderno, Medwin Garcia and Liryc de la Cruz and the Inquirer Entertainment editor Emmie Velarde with staff Bayani San Diego Jr., Marinel Cruz and Allan Policarpio.  RICHARD REYES

Shunning talk of politics, Sen. Grace Poe-Llamanzares stuck to the theme of the celebration: the independent spirit of Filipino filmmakers.

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PH films win at SalaMindanaw fest

“Te End of War”

Filipino films figured in the honor roll of the second SalaMindanaw International Film Festival. “The End of War,” directed by Cagayan de Oro’s Joe Bacus, won the Golden Durian Prize for best Mindanao short film. “Abakada ni Nanay,” a documentary by Zamboanga Sibugay’s Sarina Mejica, won the jury prize.

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