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Trekking from Pulag to Fuji

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RURU Madrid (left) and Pepe Smith play characters that embark on a mountain journey.

It has been quite a journey so far for young filmmaker Pepe Diokno and the cast and crew of his second film “Above the Clouds,” which is competing in the Asian Future section of the 27th Tokyo International Film Festival (Oct. 23 to 31).

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2 more PH films in Tokyo

PEPE Diokno   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Apart from Khavn de la Cruz’s “Ruined Heart: Another Love Story Between a Criminal and a Whore” in the main competition, two more Filipino films will be screened at the Tokyo International Film Festival.

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PH film gets Visions Sud Est grant

RURU Madrid in “Above the Clouds”

Filipino filmmaker Pepe Diokno’s “Above the Clouds” is one of five recipients of the Visions Sud Est post-production grant, producer Bianca Balbuena told the Inquirer.

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A tale of two Pepes

RURU Madrid (left) plays the grandson of rock icon Joey “Pepe” Smith.

Indie filmmaker Pepe Diokno gets to work with namesake and rock icon Joey “Pepe” Smith in his second movie “Above the Clouds.”   In the movie, Smith plays a cranky old drunkard who finds himself taking care of a grandson (“Protégé” finalist Ruru Madrid), after the boy was orphaned by the “Ondoy” tragedy.   “The […]

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PH film gets French funding

PEPE Diokno   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Work on Filipino filmmaker Pepe Diokno’s second film “Above the Clouds” could finally proceed after it received financing from France’s World Cinema Support fund.

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