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Inquirer Indie Bravo! Fest in Davao

TIGLAO’S “Onang”

After Zamboanga City, the inaugural Inquirer Indie Bravo! Film Festival goes to Davao City, starting tomorrow until June 1.

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Game of the general

HE READ books, discussed history with experts and listened to dissenting opinions, to come up with a  complete portrait. PHOTO BY RAFFY B. LONGASA

No stranger to portraying 19th-century characters on stage, actor John Arcilla is playing a historical figure onscreen for the first time in Jerrold Tarog’s “Heneral Luna.”

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John Arcilla: Man in uniform

For the third time, actor John Arcilla is playing a man in uniform on-screen.

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‘Metro Manila’ tops British indie awards

JOHN Arcilla (foreground) and Jake Macapagal star in the British production.

Sean Ellis’ “Metro Manila” was declared the surprise winner at the British Independent Film Awards, bagging three major honors: best British independent film, director and achievement in production. Filipino actors John Arcilla and Jake Macapagal (nominated for best supporting actor and most promising newcomer, respectively) attended the event held in London on Sunday night.

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Filipinos headline 3 films nominated for Oscars

Briton Sean Ellis, second from left, writer-director of ‘Metro Manila’ - Britain’s nominee to the Oscar Awards’ best foreign language film, poses with his actors, from left, Jake Macapagal, John Arcilla and Althea Vega, prior to the premier screening at a cinema in Taguig City on October 3. AP

Filipinos get top billing in three foreign language film nominees in no less than the prestigious Academy Awards.Britain’s nominee as best foreign language film for the Oscars features an all-Filipino cast and a story that traces the sacrifices and hopes of an impoverished family from the countryside that tries its luck in the dark and squalid ghettos of Manila.

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