Indie Film Bravo! By Bayani San Diego Jr. PDI February 6, 2013 | 9:18 pm A Filipino director, an Oscar awardee and a Cannes winner picked the Philippine indie movies for the “grandest cultural event in Arab community.” Director Khavn de la Cruz will feature and premiere his new movie[...]
Wow! Awesome saucy sauce!
Pretty interesting this movie called Aklat ng Bagyo at Dilim. In English, The Book of Storms and Darkness.
It’s been a long time I haven’t seen a Filipino movie. Really. I’ve always been a Hollywood movie fan. And then it now developed into liking French and Indian films. I never get to appreciate and digest Filipino movies these days because of their mediocrities.
Except in the old days. Like Lino Brocka’s and some independent films. Also except Kinatay by Brilliante Mendoza, in which he won as best director in 62nd Cannes Film Festival, and received praises from Quentin Tarantino.
Some Filipino films have met my requirements, needless to say. But most corporate Filipino films, ahhhh, I never watch them.
And these indie films? Kind of intriguing since they are featured in one big event in UAE (United Arab Emirates) on March 13 to 17, 2013.
I got to check out this list. These are the movies and the directors to check out this year:
- Aklat ng Bagyo at Dilim by Khavn dela Cruz
- The Ghost of a Thousand Years by Lav Diaz
- The Missing by MEs de Guzman
- Ian in Love by Roxlee
- Farewell to the Past and the Dead Skin it Lived With by Emerson reyes
- Aparador by Dan Gil
- Sonambulista by Ivy Baldoza
- Anito by Marietta Atienza
- Tungkung Langit by Kiri Dalena
- Symphony Du Mal by Yason Banal
- Phantom Limb by Poklong Anading
- Ars Colonia Raya Martin
- We Don’t Care for Democracy by John Torres
- Pantomime for Figures Shrouded by Waves by Jon Lazam
- Rise to the End by Kaloy Olavides
Mmmmm. Kaloy Olavides? I didn’t know this artist also make films. I remember him having his works displayed in an Avante-Garde Art exhibit in Cebu.
I’m trying to look for some trailers of these movies but I didn’t find any in YouTube. Maybe soon.
I’m more than intrigued right now.
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