“CINEMALAYA 2016 MEMORIES” WITH EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS BY DON GORDON BELL…

SA DAPIT HAPON NG BUHAY MO, SIMPLE NA LANG SIGURO ANG KALIGAYAHAN MO. NGINGITI KA NA SA BANAYAD NA SALPOK NG HANGIN SA IYONG MUKHA, O SA MASASAYANG PATAK NG ULAN NA DUMADALOY BUHAT SA ULO MO, NA TILA BINIBIRO KA AT KINIKILITI…

SA DAPIT HAPON NG BUHAY MO, ISA LANG DIN SA MGA BAGAY NA HINIHILING MO AY ‘YUNG MAKAPANOOD KA NG MGA ARTISTIKONG PELIKULA NA GAWA NG MGA MAKABAGONG ARTISTIKONG NILALANG SA IKA-PITONG SINING.

NA MAPAPANOOD MO LAMANG SA ISANG PESTIBAL NA TULAD NG CINEMALAYA…

SA CLOSING DAY NG CINEMALAYA AY NASAKSIHAN MO LAHAT IYON. NADAMA NG LUBUSAN.

ITO ANG IYONG CINEMALAYA 2016 MEMORIES.

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HAYUN KA AT NAKIPAG-USAP SA MGA HINDI BASTA-BASTANG FILM ARTISTS NA TULAD NINA DIREK JOEY ROMERO, BIBETH ORTEZA, RICKY LEE, JOEL LAMANGAN, ERIC RAMOS, MERCEDES CABRAL, SHANDII BACOLOD, PERRY ESCANO… AT IBA PA.

director joey romero with his NATIONAL ARTIST father eddie romero (r.i.p.)
director joey romero with his NATIONAL ARTIST father eddie romero (r.i.p.)
eric ramos, scriptwriter
eric ramos, scriptwriter
ricky lee
ricky lee

HAYUN KA AT BABA-AKYAT MULA SA RED CARPET STAIRS NG CCP – SA MAIN THEATER PABABA ULIT SA DREAM THEATER.

HINDI MO RIN ALAM, SI JACKIE AQUINO NA PALA YUNG NASA HARAP MO AT KAUSAP. SI JACKIE NA MULA SA MGA ANGKAN NG MGA AQUINO NA NABIRO-BIRO MO PA AT NAKIPAG-TAWANAN SA IYO…

HINDI MO RIN ALAM KUNG PAANO MO BABATIIN ANG INIIDOLO MONG SI LAURICE GUILLEN NA DUMAAN MISMO SA HARAP MO AT NINASA MONG HABULIN AT KUMUSTAHIN DAHIL MAGKAKILALA NAMAN KAYO…

MULA SA IBABA NG MAIN THEATER, TINANAW MO SI DIREK GIL PORTES, ANG IYONG ISA SA MGA TINUTURING NA KAIBIGANG DIREKTOR, NA SIYA RING DIREKTOR NG “HERMANO PULI”, ANG CLOSING FILM NG CINEMALAYA 2016.

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mercedes cabral

ISANG NAPAKATAMIS NA NGITI MULA KAY MERCEDES CABRAL ANG LUBOS DING NAGPASAYA NG IYONG DAMDAMIN, SABAY SABI PA NIYANG- “KUMUSTA KA NA, ROBERT?” SAPAT NA IYON PARA MALAMAN MO, MAHAL KA PA RIN “NILA”- NG MUNDO NG PELIKULA…

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don gordon bell

INAKAP KA NI DIREK SHANDII HABANG PINIPIKTYURAN KAYO NG “GUARDIAN ANGEL” MO AT SPONSOR MO NU’NG ARAW NA IYON NA SI DON GORDON BELL (SI MR. BELL NA SIYANG DAHILAN KUNG BAKIT NAWALA ANG TAMPO MO SA CINEMALAYA)…

MAY MGA BAGONG KAIBIGAN KANG NAKILALA NA KASAMA NI MR. PAULEY VECINO NA FAN NG BETERANANG AKTRES NA SI DIVINA VALENCIA…

KAPAG TINITIGNAN KA NG MGA KABATAANG KAPWA MO NANONOOD NG MGA PELIKULA SA MAIN THEATER AT SA DREAM THEATER, ALAM MONG WELCOME NA WELCOME KA SA KANILA. NA “BELONG NA BELONG” KA…

MGA ESTUDYANTE SA U.P., YOUNG FILM ARTISTS, CELEBRITIES… LAHAT SILA, NARARAMDAMAN DIN ANG MGA NARARAMDAMAN MO NUNG MGA SANDALING IYON-

“THE FEELING OF MAGIC” IN WATCHING TRUE AND GENUINE FILMS NA HINDI KOMERSYAL ANG PAGKAKAGAWA.

BINATI KA NINA MARIO HERNANDO (A FILM CITIC), JOEL LAMANGAN, RICKY LEE, AT IBA PA.

PERO HIGIT SA LAHAT, NAKITA MO ANG DATI MONG KASAMAHAN SA PANULAT NA SI JOCELYN DINO, DATING KOLUMNISTA SA BALITA TABLOID, NA KASAMA NI JULIANITO V. VILLASANTA NA ISA RING MANUNULAT NA TULAD MO. NAG-BONDING KAYONG TATLO SA MULI. NI-RECALL NINYO ANG MGA ALA-ALA NUONG KAYO’Y MGA BATANG MANUNULAT PA LAMANG… MAGHAPON SA CINEMALAYA, MAGKAKASAMA KAYO…

HINDI MO AKALAIN, MAY ISA PA PALA.

KAY TAGAL MO SIYANG HINDI NAKITA. AT LUMAPIT SIYA SA IYO MULA SA KINAUUPUAN MO PARA KAMAYAN KA NG NAPAKAHIGPIT AT PUNO NG DAMDAMIN.

SIYA SI RAIN.

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SI RAIN YAMSON, ANG CINEMATOGRAPHER. SI RAIN, NA NAPAPANOOD MO NA NGAYON ANG KANYANG HUSAY AT GALING SA MGA TELESERYES NG CHANNEL 2…

AKALA MO ‘YUN NA ‘YON. PERO SA MAIN FACADE NG CCP, NAKITA MO MULI SI RAIN. NAG-USAP KAYO SANDALI. AT SA HULING SULYAP MO, NAKITA KA NIYA.

ITO ANG IYONG CINEMALAYA MEMORIES 2016.

AKALA MO, HINDI KA NA MAKAKAHABOL PA. PERO NAGKAMALI SILA.

“sabi ko naman sa inyo, hindi NIYA ako pababayaan, eh.”— sssip.*

HABAMBUHAY.

(sinulat ni robert manuguid silverio)

WITH EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS BY MR. DON GORDON BELL

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FREE ADMISSION TO CINEMALAYA FILMS AT THE CCP ARTHOUSE CINEMA

AN ENIGMATIC AND CINEMATIC MISS ALESSANDRA DE ROSSI IN  "BUSONG"
AN ENIGMATIC AND CINEMATIC MISS ALESSANDRA DE ROSSI IN “BUSONG”, A FILM BY AURAEUS SOLITO, NOW KNOWN AS “KANAKAN BALINTAGOS”.

100 amok ang babae sa septic batad boses brutus BUSONG colorum dinig sana kita gulong icu jay kamera obskura nino pagdadalaga quick change requieme sampaguita sayaw the animals transit tribu

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“FREE ADMISSION TO CINEMALAYA FILMS AT THE CCP ARTHOUSE CINEMA”

CINEMALAYA films from 2005 to 2014 are being screened free of charge at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’  CCP Arthouse Cinema, a film program that allows audiences to engage with local and international art films and their makers through film screenings, talkbacks, special events and other film-related activities.

 

The Cinemalaya film exhibition forms the “Cinemalaya Presents…” series of the newly launched CCP Arthouse Cinema program. 

 

Films to be shown in this series include Endo and Ligo na U, Lapit na Me on September 24, Busong and K’na, the Dreamweaveron October 8, Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros and Quick Change on October 29, Niño and Requieme! on November 26,Jay and Sampaguita on December 10, Dinig Sana Kita and The Animals on January 14, 2016; Boses and Gulong on January 28, 2016, Amok and Tribu on February 11, Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa and Tulad ng Dati on February 18, Ang Babae sa Septic Tank and Kamera Obskura on March 10, ICU Bed #7 and 100 on March 31, Colorum and Transit on April 14, and Brutusand Batad: Sa Paang Palay on April 28.

 

“Cinemalaya Presents…” series is held on the 2nd and last Thursdays of each month at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the Tanghalang Manuel Conde (CCP Dream Theater).

 

The CCP Arthouse Cinema will offer the following series in 2015 and 2016:

 

· World Cinema series

· National Artists Series

· Pinoy Animation

· Ika-28 Gawad CCP Para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video

· 12th Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival and Competition

· Met Opera in HD

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miss mara lopez and handsome rk bagatsing in "k'na: the dream weaver"
miss mara lopez and handsome rk bagatsing in “k’na: the dream weaver”

a woman named MARILOU…goodbye on a starry, starry night!

MARILOU DIAZ-ABAYA, film director, (r.i.p.)
March 7, 1955- October 8, 2012

 

MARILOU.

I WAS STILL SO YOUNG WHEN I MET YOU…

YOU TREATED ME FOR LUNCH, AS YOU GRACIOUSLY ATE YOUR MEAL AND DRANK COFFEE AFTER…

YOU WORE NO MAKE-UP THEN…

BUT THE BEAUTY I SAW WAS WITHIN,

FAR MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN AN ANGEL… OR AN EDEN PARADISE…

AS YOU SPOKE THOSE WORDS,

SO INTELLEGENTLY,

SO BRAVELY…

WITH FIERCE & CONVICTION.

 

YES, I KNEW THEN, YOU ARE NOT JUST AN ORDINARY WOMAN…

I NEVER KNEW, YOU WILL BE SOON A GREAT FILMAKER.

COZ, I THOUGHT THEN, YOUR FIRST MOVIE “TANIKALA” WAS KINDA’ BORING AND OLD-FASHIONED…

BUT YOU REINVENTED YOURSELF YEARS AFTER THAT!

AND I SAW A ‘WOMAN OF THE WORLD”…

A FEMALE DIRECTOR WHO BECAME THE VOICE OF WOMEN VIA THE FILMS

“MORAL”, “BRUTAL”, “ALYAS BABY TSINA”, “KARNAL”, AND MORE…

 

YOUR NAME WAS MARILOU.

WITH A POSITIVE VOICE WHO FOUGHT,

WHO DARED..

AND INSPIRED A TEENAGED BOY WHO MET YOU THEN FOR THE FIRST AND THE LAST TIME-

ME.

 

ON FACEBOOK,

WE CORRESPONDED BRIEFLY ON THE COMMENTS.

AND I KNEW,

YOU LOVED ME, TOO.

 

GOODBYE, MARILOU…

YES, GOODBYE.

 

 

BY ROBERT MANUGUID SILVERIO

 

ADDED FEATURE WITH KIND COURTESY OF INQUIRER.NET BELOW:

 

http://entertainment.inquirer.net/62186/marilou-diaz-abaya-in-her-last-hours-high-on-a-starry-starry-night

Marilou Diaz-Abaya in her last hours high on a ‘starry, starry night…’

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October 10, 2012 | 12:55 am
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“Starry, starry night…”

Actor Cesar Montano sang Don McLean’s “Vincent” softly to his dear friend, filmmaker Marilou Diaz-Abaya, as she lay on her deathbed early evening on Monday.

“I cried so hard, I had a hard time finishing,” Montano told the Inquirer by phone  yesterday. “The song is an ode to (19th-century Dutch artist) Vincent van Gogh and was our favorite—she was a painter, like me.”

Montano was one of a few friends that Abaya had asked to be around in her last hours. She succumbed to breast cancer at 6:30 p.m., at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Global City, Taguig.

Abaya was already “heavily sedated” when he arrived at 10 that morning, Montano said; yet she was able to mouth “I love you” to him and his wife, actress Sunshine Cruz.

The actor recounted: “I told her,  ‘Dito lang kami (We’ll be close by).’ She could only make feeble gestures by then. I sang worship songs to her the entire day. When I started singing ‘Vincent,’ she made this abrupt movement that surprised all of us. I think she wanted to sing it with me.” Among those present in the hospital suite were Abaya’s sons, Marc and David, filmmaker Olivia Lamasan, and ABS-CBN executives Malou Santos and Enrico Santos.

Montano added: “It was painful to see her go. I held her hand; David held the other.”

The award-winning director was diagnosed with breast cancer in January 2007. Her health improved in 2008, but the cancer returned the following year. It went into remission again in 2010 and recurred in 2011. Abaya’s son Marc told the Philippine Daily Inquirer last month, “It’s stage 4 now, but she’s fighting.”

In a TV interview shortly after his mother passed on, Marc said, “She was ready; it was up to us, the family, to be ready, too—to be there [and] give her love in the final moments.”

Ate Vi’s ‘mom’

Actress and Batangas Gov. Vilma Santos, who first worked with Abaya in the controversial sex-thriller, “Baby Tsina,” last saw the director at the wake of actor Johnny Delgado, who also died of cancer, in 2009.

Santos recalled: “Direk Marilou was already sick then, but she told me, ‘Kaya ko ‘to (I can handle this)!’ Her face never showed she was in pain. She was just very excited about the movie she was working on, a tribute to Our Lady of Peñafrancia.” The movie, “Ikaw Ang Pag-Ibig” was Abaya’s last. It was released in 2011, distributed by Star Cinema. The actress said she had lost someone she considered “a mother” with Abaya’s passing.

For Montano, Abaya was a “personal adviser—my mentor, my most trusted director.” Abaya directed him in the landmark films “Jose Rizal” (1998), “Muro Ami” (1999) and “Bagong Buwan” (2001).

The actor related: “She called me Pepe—from my role in  ‘Rizal.’ As a filmmaker, she was very learned and highly technical—and very organized, especially during pre-production. She was very thorough.”

For “Muro Ami,” Montano said Abaya “challenged” him to get in shape in just three months. “She made me practice deep-sea diving  even with heavy rains that resulted in zero visibility. She explained that if I prevailed in the worse conditions, actual filming would be a piece of cake.”

But he was happy that his friend had “died filled with so much love for everyone in her life. I’m lucky to have met and shared fond memories with her.”

 

Deathbed promise

A few months ago, in an interview with broadcast journalist Jessica Soho, Abaya spoke of realizations resulting from her affliction: “We tend to take love for granted. We don’t show it enough. It’s because we don’t have enough time. What cancer has given me is time… to think about my mortality and what my life is worth and what I can still make of it.”

Award-winning writer Ricky Lee said he made a deathbed promise to Abaya that he would finish the book they had been working on for months. “It’s a double memoir,” he said, “about our life and work during the ’80s.”

Lee said Abaya was still working on several scripts, but that when she was already too weak to write, she turned over a few to him. One of these, Lee said, was a bio pic of painter Juan Luna; another is about Maria Rosa Henson, the first Filipino woman to tell her story as a comfort woman in World War II.

“Another script in progress is  ‘One Last Cigarette Before I Go,’” said Lee. “It’s Marilou’s line—she would always say that after a long brainstorming session. The story is of a dying man who tries to set things right, make amends.”

Art and good food

Santos said she used to hang out at Abaya’s house in Quezon City. “She liked showing me her paintings. She served good food. I would stay there for hours.” In the end, Santos said, though they seldom communicated, “I was constantly updated by colleagues of her condition. I know how hard she fought [but] at least she’s resting now.”

Montano related that, among his friends, it was Abaya who grieved the most when his son Angelo committed suicide in March 2010. “Angelo was her baby. They were scuba diving buddies. She attended to everything during Angelo’s wake and burial. She told me to stay composed and not break down in public, for my family’s sake.”

During that last interview with Soho, Abaya also said: “There’s really no death. We’re just in transition from one stage to another. [These days] when I wake up in the morning, I [feel] that the Lord had nudged me. Maybe there are a few more things that he wants me to do.”

Abaya’s remains will lie at the Ateneo Chapel (Gonzaga building) in Quezon City until Friday. Masses will be celebrated everyday at 6:55 a.m., 12 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. She will be laid to rest on Saturday at Loyola Memorial Park in Parañaque City.