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‘Tying the knot was really something bigger than us’

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It was the end of the search for “the one.” Not that now-married filmmakers Rodolfo “Jun” Robles Lana Jr. and Perci Intalan intuited it when they met 11 years ago.

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Eugene Domingo wins in Tokyo

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Acclaimed comedian Eugene Domingo wins best actress for Jun Robles Lana’s “Barber’s Tales” at the 26th Tokyo International Film Festival, Lana told the INQUIRER Friday night.

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PH films win in Hong Kong Asia film awards

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Filmmaker Jun Robles Lana (center), flanked by producers Perci Intalan (left) and Ferdinand Lapuz. Facebook photo

Jun Robles Lana’s “Kuwentong Barbero (Barber’s Tales)” won four honors at the Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF): the HAF, ARRI, Technicolor Asia and Catapooolt awards. In sum, Lana’s film brought home “over P2 million” worth of prizes at the HAF, according to Perci Intalan, producer of “Barber’s Tales.”

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Film about aging gay man wins in Macau

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GARCIA with Armida Siguion-Reyna, another member of the meticulously assembled cast. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Eddie Garcia won best actor for “Bwakaw” at the Asia Pacific Film Festival held in Macau Saturday, line producer Tonee Acejo told the INQUIRER.

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Bumpy road to Oscars for PH film on faithful dog

AIMING FOR OSCAR. Top-billed by actor Eddie Garcia and Princess the dog, “Bwakaw” was hailed by a US journalist as “a true gem.”  INQUIRER file photo

A Philippine movie about a grumpy, old, gay man and his faithful dog has become an unlikely hit abroad while shaking the belief that local independent films have to focus on the darker side of life.

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Filmmaker Jun Lana on the latest development in the promotion of his film “Bwakaw,” the country’s bet to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 2013 Academy Awards:

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‘Bwakaw’ gears up for Oscars

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EDDIE Garcia in “Bwakaw”

Its “very Filipino theme with a universal effect” helped pave the way for Jun Lana’s acclaimed drama, “Bwakaw,” to be chosen as the country’s entry in the best foreign language film category of next year’s 85th Oscar awards.

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‘Bwakaw’ is PH entry to the Oscars

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JUN Lana, left, and his two brilliant performers— Eddie Garcia, right, and Princess.

“Bwakaw,” a film topbilled by the much awarded veteran actor Eddie Garcia, is this year’s entry to the best foreign language film category in the Oscars, actor Leo Martinez told the Inquirer on Monday.

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Canine diva   Director-screenwriter Jun Lana on working with Princess, the canine star of his indie film “Bwakaw,” which opens in theaters Wednesday: “The dog was a diva! I couldn’t do anything if she didn’t feel like shooting. We had to be very, very patient, I couldn’t scold Princess—she would just stare at me or [...]

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‘Bwakaw’ and all that buzz

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JUNE Lana, left, and his two brilliant performers— Eddie Garcia, right, and Princess.

Now that we’ve seen Jun Robles Lana’s “Bwakaw,” we understand why it was the buzz in the last Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival.

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MMFF surpasses target

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Record-breaking gross earnings, plus the usual controversies and protests, marked the recently concluded 37th Metro Manila Film Festival. The annual event, held Dec. 25-Jan. 7, brought in P636 million, the MMFF executive committee announced on Monday. The execom was pleased to have surpassed its P600-million target, member Ric Camaligan told Inquirer. Top-grosser was the Tony [...]

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