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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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Lamberto Avellana’s ‘Portrait’ to be restored

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The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) has agreed to cofinance the restoration of the 1965 film “A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino” directed by National Artist for Theater and Film Lamberto V. Avellana, FDCP chair Briccio Santos announced recently.

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Short-lived pleasure

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MOM IS always around when Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla are together.

Hector San Andres, businessman: “What’s happening to our film industry? Gone are the days when plots mirrored the social concerns of the day, and when artists’ lives were considered private. In those days, hecklers and bashers were almost nonexistent.

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Brocka’s ‘Maynila’ at MoMA

HILDA Koronel and Bembol Roco in “Maynila”

Lino Brocka’s “Maynila sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag” is currently showing at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The 1975 Filipino film will have week-long screenings at the MoMa until Feb. 12. New York Times critic Manohla Dargis wrote of “Maynila”: “It’s a de facto record of Manila in the 1970s.”Bayani San Diego Jr.

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