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Eugene Domingo wins best actress in Tokyo fest

EUGENE Domingo on the big screen at the Tokyo fest awards gala

Filipino comedienne Eugene Domingo won best actress for Jun Robles Lana’s “Barber’s Tales” at the 26th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF)—the first acting prize for the country in the Japanese fest that closed on Friday.

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‘Mga Kuwentong Barbero’ competes in Tokyo

Filipino writer and director Jun Robles Lana. AP FILE PHOTO

Jun Robles Lana’s “Mga Kuwentong Barbero (Barber’s Tales)” will compete in the 26th Tokyo IFF, set from October 17 to 25. Lana’s film will vie for top honors with 14 other entries from China (Ning Ying’s “To Live and Die in Ordos”), South Korea (Kim Ki-duk’s “Red Family”), among others. Lana was an honoree in last year’s Inquirer Indie Bravo Tribute.

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Tying the knot

LANA and  Intalan in New York last year. photo by RUBEN NEPALES

Filmmaker Jun Robles Lana and TV5 exec Perci Intalan recently marked their 10th anniversary as a couple by exchanging platinum rings.

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PH films win in Hong Kong Asia film awards

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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Glitz, gaiety, Guy at the AFA

REUNITED Best actress gets a buss from best actor, who directed her in the 1978 film “Atsay.” AP

Even if they were having problems with their roaming cell phone service, Filipino filmmakers Senedy Que, Jun Robles Lana, Chris Martinez and Alemberg Ang flooded Facebook and Twitter with updates on the 7th Asian Film Awards held in Hong Kong on Monday night.   Thanks to these intrepid indie directors, the Inquirer and the rest [...]

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‘Bwakaw’ in Switzerland and HK

GARCIA. Performance of a lifetime.

Filipino filmmaker Jun Robles Lana’s “Bwakaw” will compete for the Regard d’Or, or the Grand Prize, at the Fribourg International Film Festival in Switzerland, to be held March 16 to 23. According to the festival site, the Cinemalaya film “rests largely on the shoulders of Eddie Garcia,” who plays a grumpy old gay man who finds a loyal companion in his pet dog.

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