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US filmmaker: Manila is sexy


At roughly the same time that the Hollywood movie “The Bourne Legacy” and the British film “Metro Manila” were filmed in the country two years ago, another foreign production wrapped up work—US filmmaker Nathan Adolfson’s “A Thief, A Kid & a Killer (TKK).”

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Filipina in red on the Bafta red carpet

FILIPINO actress Althea Vega got to talk with Lupita Nyong’o (left) who went on to win the Oscar Best Supporting Actress trophy a few days later.

Although it was extremely chilly, Filipino actress Althea Vega felt warm all over on the red carpet of the EE British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) awards ceremony, where her movie “Metro Manila” was nominated for Best Film Not in the English Language.

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‘Metro Manila’ gets Bafta nod

JOHN Arcilla in “Metro Manila”

Sean Ellis’ “Metro Manila” is nominated for Best Film Not in the English Language at the EE British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) Awards.   “Metro Manila” joins “The Great Beauty,” “Blue is the Warmest Color,” “The Act of Killing” and “Wadjda” on the list.   The Bafta rites will be held Feb. […]

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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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Sean Ellis film screened for ‘Yolanda’ victims

A scene from British director Sean Ellis’ “Metro Manila.” INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Last Nov. 28, Sean Ellis’ “Metro Manila” had charity screenings in the United Kingdom for the benefit of Supertyphoon “Yolanda’s” survivors. The Oscar-nominated British filmmaker reported on Facebook: “We raised £3,540 (P252,471.38) from the charity screenings last night. Thank you to everyone who helped support this great cause.” Bayani San Diego Jr.

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