“I do Bidoo Bidoo” will compete at the Far East Film Festival to be held in Udine, Italy from April 19 to 27. The movie musical, directed by Chris Martinez, is also vying for top honors at the Osaka Asian Film Festival, set in Japan next month. The Osaka website described “I Do Bidoo” as “exuberant.” “With pleasant pop tunes (of the Apo Hiking Society), the film colorfully depicts the families’ mixed feelings” over the impending marriage of teeners.
A Japanese starlet who shaved her head and issued a tearful YouTube apology after spending the night with a man was scrambling Friday to redeem the girl next door image of all-female group AKB48.
By Lea Salonga
Seems I spend more time at Narita International Airport on layovers than I do at any other major city’s airport. For years I had wished I could step out of the terminal and see what’s there to see in Japan. A week ago, I got that wish.
Oscar-winning Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki’s first film in five years — a wartime romance — will be released next year, its distributor has said.
Jolly Feliciano’s “A Life in a Day (Aliad)” won an outstanding award in the Digicon6 tilt held in Tokyo, Japan. It was one of only three entries cited by Tokyo Broadcasting Company. Combining live action and shadow animation, “A Life in a Day” is one of the films included in the Sun Shorts collection, a [...]
Award-winning Japanese director Koji Wakamatsu, whose film career started in pornography and ended in acclaimed independent productions, has died after being hit by a taxi, an aide said Thursday.
Doraemon, Japan’s robot cat from the future, will celebrate turning minus 100 years old by being given official residence of the city where he will be born, a city official told AFP on Friday.
Rommel “Milo” Tolentino’s indie film “Nono” won the Special Jury Prize in the 9th Skip City International D-Cinema Festival in Japan. Tolentino relayed the good news to the Inquirer. An entry in the Netpac competition in last year’s Cinemalaya, “Nono” tells the story of a boy who dreams of joining and winning in an elocution contest, in spite of his cleft palate. The award came with a cash prize from Sony, Sony Business Solutions and Sony PCL.
By Harumi Ozawa
The election debate that raged across Japan for weeks has been settled, campaigners are packing up their things and TV pundits are moving on to different topics – all-girl group AKB48 has a new president.
By Nestor U. Torre
FOR one full week earlier this month, we stayed in a different country—and unlike our usual practice, didn’t get to watch our local TV programs at all. For the inveterate couch kamote that we are, that experience was quite unique.
US pop legend Cyndi Lauper on Monday called on the world not to forget Japan’s northern region, a day after the first anniversary of the country’s quake-tsunami disaster.
Two Filipino films will be shown at the Osaka Asian Film Festival, which runs from March 9 to 18. Jeffrey Jeturian’s “Bisperas” and Marlon Rivera’s “Ang Babae sa Septic Tank” will be screened with other selected films from the region. “Bisperas” won best film in the Directors’ Showcase and “Septic” topped the New Breed section of last year’s Cinemalaya.