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My ex is coming to Manila

15 Aug

Diego Luna is coming to Manila to grace the 11th Cinemanila this October. Blush.

diego luna

Yes, he’s one of the two boys in that film.  And yes, I’m into young boys with “tendencies.”

Two years ago, I almost died when I had my pic taken with Quentin Tarantino at Malacanang. Mababaw lang ako eh, parang Lito Lapid lang. This year, if I ever get to have my picture taken with Diego, it would be…

…just like old times. Ha!

Finally

28 Jul

Finally, Cannes Film Festival Best Director Brillante Mendoza’s Kinatay will have its Philippine premiere on July 30, Thursday, 7:30 p.m., at the U.P. Film Institute.

kinatay

For those of you who do not know yet, the film stars Coco Martin, a.k.a. Ramon.

Tickets will sell for P150 at the venue.

Will you be watching?  Ako medyo scared.  I think I need a gang of five to watch it with me.

Kinatay is written by acclaimed scriptwriter Armando “Bing” Lao.  WARNING:  If you’re into escapist films with happy endings, this movie is NOT for you.

But if you wanna see what Quentin Tarantino saw,

QT letter to mendoza

then you better watch this film.

It’s up now!

14 Jun

The new issue of One Philippines, the fastest-rising free newsmagazine for Pinoys abroad, is now on the web.

Get to read about him…

CANNESbrillante

him…

CANNESpiolo

…and them.

HAYDENvicky belo-photo by danny tan

Plus:

BAKETbaboy.jpg CANNEStarantino letter to mendoza Papa Fred (seated) with his sisters Myrna (standing) Millet (L) and Marissa (R) HAYDENprincess velasco2

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(Photo credits: Aji Aggarao for Brillante Mendoza; Bicycle Pictures/MJM Productions, Mr. Adolf Alix and Ms. Arleen Cuevas for Manila and Independencia)

Tarantino liked “Kinatay”

26 May

But while Hollywood movies are not much in abundance, the stars still come out, if somewhat fewer this year. Most of the American headliners (“Brad!” “Angelina!”) turned up at the premiere of “Inglourious Basterds.” They soon disappeared, but Mr. Tarantino was everywhere. He danced on the red carpet, chatted in English on French television and praised Mr. Mendoza’s “Kinatay.” Mr. Mendoza, a rising talent who was at Cannes last year with the rowdy “Serbis,” could use all the help he could get with this movie. A morality tale that he wields like a blunt instrument, “Kinatay” hinges on the inaction of a police-academy student while a prostitute is murdered and dismembered. The movie had its respectful fans, but many others fled the theater.

– Manohla Dargis for The New York Times

And I kinda know why he liked it.

A roaring rampage of revenge

A roaring rampage of revenge

Here’s the list of winners at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival

Palme d’Or (Golden Palm):
“The White Ribbon,” by Michael Haneke (Austria)

Grand Prix (runner up):
“A Prophet,” by Jacques Audiard (France)

Jury Prize:
“Fish Tank,” by Andrea Arnold (Britain) and
“Thirst,” By Park Chan-wook (South Korea)

Special Career Prize:
Alain Resnais, director of “Wild Grass”

Best Director:
Brillante Mendoza, “Kinatay” (The Philippines)

Best Actor:
Christoph Waltz, “Inglourious Basterds” (United States)

Best Actress:
Charlotte Gainsbourg, “Antichrist” (Denmark)

Best Screenplay:
Feng Mei, “Spring Fever” (China)

Camera d’Or (for debut film):
“Samson and Delilah,” by Warwick Thornton (Australia)

Best short film:
“Arena,” by Joao Salaviza (Portugal)

Short film special distinction:
“The Six Dollar Fifty Man” by Louis Sutherland and Mark Albiston