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Celebrating Marilou Diaz-Abaya

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ABAYA. “Emotionally generous”artist  who unstingtingly went out of her way to connect with friends.

Our recent tribute to Behn Cervantes elicited favorable response from some readers, who share our admiration for the actor-director-activist’s many accomplishments. Interestingly, it’s also prompted some people to “complain” about the “special treatment” that we’ve given our much-missed friend on the first anniversary of his demise.

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Four new starrers for Nora Aunor

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NORA Aunor, who turns 61 today, has four films in the works—including “Hustisya.”

Some years ago, during a particularly low point in Nora Aunor’s roller-coaster career, many producers regarded her as a has-been and few of them were inclined to “gamble” on her ability to stage a big comeback.

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A biopic on National Artist Ishmael Bernal in the works

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Nora Aunor (center) with director Ishmael Bernal (in dark shirt) on the set of “Himala”. FROM THE BOOK, “SA PUSO NG HIMALA”

A biopic on the late National Artist for Film Ishmael Bernal is in the pipeline, to be written by Ricky Lee, produced by Joji Alonso and directed by Chris Martinez.

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Filipino film masterpieces retrieved, restored–and remembered

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Film buffs are happy that Ishmael Bernal’s “Himala” has been restored and will be reissued again this December. In their excitement, however, they yearn to see other film classics rescued from oblivion and shown to a new generation of film lovers.   At recent fora and other interactions, we polled movie lovers for the titles […]

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‘Himala’ the book, docu, restored film unveiled Dec. 4

“SA PUSO ng Himala” cover

Hot off the press, “Sa Puso ng Himala,” a coffee-table book on the Ishmael Bernal film “Himala,” will be launched on December 4, 4 p.m., at Shang Cineplex lobby, Shangri-La Plaza Mall Edsa.

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