Director, production designer Cesar Hernando dies at 73
MANILA, Philippines — Philippine cinema has lost Cesar Hernando, one of its veterans in production design.
Hernando died Wednesday morning at the Cardinal Santos Center in San Juan, his family shared via Facebook posts. He was 73.
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Rest in Peace, my dear brother Cesar Hernando. ❤
Filmmaker Raymond Red paid tribute to Hernando in a post that readS: “Paalam sa 35 na taon ng pagkakaibigan Cesar Hernando, mapayapang paglalakbay. Hindi ka namin makakalimutan.”
Paalam sa 35 na taon ng pagkakaibigan Cesar Hernando, mapayapang paglalakbay. Hindi ka namin makakalimutanADVERTISEMENT
Mike De Leon ALSO mourned the death of the veteran production designer, saying: “Thank you for everything – your collaboration, your artistry, and above all, your friendship.”
Thank you for everything – your collaboration, your artistry and above all, your friendship – Mike.
Hernando, who graduated from University of Santo Tomas (UST) with a degree in Fine Arts, made his mark in the industry for his production work in films such as De Leon’s “Kisapmata,” “Batch 81,” and “Sister Stella L”; Red’s “Bayani,” and Lav Diaz’s “Batang West Side.”
Hernando was also an assistant director of National Artist Ishmael Bernal in the making of the director’s 1971 debut film “Pagdating Sa Dulo.”
Hernando’s first full-length feature, “Gayuma,” premiered in 2015.
Before that, he released short feature films “Maalinsangan ang Gabi” and “Motorsiklo,” both written and produced by De Leon, and “Kagat ng Dilim.”
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