Limitless Cinema in Broken English

September 10, 2009

POLL 63: FILIPINO FILMS

Filed under: Uncategorized — celinejulie @ 11:27 pm

This is about a poll in my bilingual blot at http://celinejulie.blogspot.com

 

 

My poll 63 is inspired by the website http://www.criticine.com of the late Alexis Tioseco. I started paying real attention to Filipino films after I knew Alexis and his website in late 2005. Before I knew him, I had focused on European films and had tried to avoid Southeast Asian films during film festivals in Bangkok. How stupid I was at that time! Fortunately, Alexis’ website and his enthusiasm and passion for Filipino films and Southeast Asian films made me change my mind completely.

I LOVE THESE FILIPINO FILMS. WHICH ONES DO YOU LIKE?

1.APPLE (2005, Sherad Anthony Sanchez)

2.THE BET COLLECTOR (2006, Jeffrey Jeturian)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0782053/
http://oggsmoggs.blogspot.com/2006/08/kubrador-2006.html

3.BONTOC EULOGY (1995, Marlon Fuentes)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0199372/
http://oggsmoggs.blogspot.com/2009/01/bontoc-eulogy-1995.html

4.THE BRIEF LIFESPAN OF FIRE: ACT 2 SCENE 2: SURING AND THE KUK-OK (1995, Auraeus Solito)

5.DRUMBEAT (2007, Adolfo Alix Jr.)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1092036/
http://oggsmoggs.blogspot.com/2008/08/tambolista-2007.html
http://criticafterdark.blogspot.com/2008/08/tamnbolista-drumbeat-adolfo-alix-jr.html

6.ETERNITY (1983, Raymond Red)
http://criticafterdark.blogspot.com/2007/12/raymond-red.html

7.EVOLUTION OF A FILIPINO FAMILY (2004, Lav Diaz)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0424062/
http://www.criticine.com/interview_article.php?id=21

8.THE FAMILY THAT EATS SOIL (2005, Khavn de la Cruz)
http://archive.sensesofcinema.com/contents/05/34/khavn_de_la_cruz.html

9.FIGHT FOR US (1989, Lino Brocka)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097583/
http://oggsmoggs.blogspot.com/2006/09/orapronobis-1989.html
http://criticafterdark.blogspot.com/2009/05/lino-brocka-films-thoughout-month-of.html

10.JAY (2008, Francis Xavier Pasion)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1244571/
http://oggsmoggs.blogspot.com/2008/07/jay-2008.html

11.LABAN: THE MEANING OF THE EDSA REVOLUTION (2007, Sally Jo Bellosillo)
http://filmsick.exteen.com/20080331/my-beff-5-part-1

12.MANORO (2006, Brillante Mendoza)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0922499/
http://oggsmoggs.blogspot.com/2006/11/manoro-2006.html

13.THE MOMENTARY ENEMY (2008, Angel Velasco Shaw)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1387410/
http://filmsick.exteen.com/20080331/my-beff-5-part-1

14.NOW SHOWING (2008, Raya Martin)
http://oggsmoggs.blogspot.com/2008/05/now-showing-2008.html
http://filmsick.exteen.com/20081007/now-showing-raya-martin-2008

15.RED SAGA (2004, Gabriela Krista Dalena)

16.THE RETROCHRONOLOGICAL TRANSFER OF INFORMATION (1996, Tad Ermitano)

17.THE ROAD TO KALIMUGTONG (2005, Mes de Guzman)
http://oggsmoggs.blogspot.com/2007/06/ang-daan-patungong-kalimugtong-2005.html

18.SURREAL RANDOM MMS TEXTS FOR A MOTHER, A SISTER AND A WIFE WHO LONGS FOR YOU: LANDSCAPE WITH FIGURES (2008, Christopher Gozum)

19.THE WHITE FUNERAL (1998, Sari Dalena)

20.YEARS WHEN I WAS A CHILD OUTSIDE (2008, John Torres)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1179296/
http://www.criticine.com/interview_article.php?id=22
http://oggsmoggs.blogspot.com/2007/08/voices-tilted-screens-and-extended.html
http://criticafterdark.blogspot.com/2008/06/taon-noong-akoy-anak-sa-labas-years.html

You can select multiple answers.

–Thanks to Alexis Tioseco for making me fall in love with Filipino films. Thanks to the Thai Film Foundation for showing us those great short Filipino films for many years. Thanks to Duangkamol Filmhouse for showing us FIGHT FOR US and Lav Diaz retrospective. Thanks to many organizers of film festivals and film events in Bangkok for showing us these great Filipino films.

–I hope one day I will get to see many films in Noel Vera’s list:
http://criticafterdark.blogspot.com/2007/08/100-best-filipino-films.html

–Bioscope Magazine (in Thai), Issue 94, September 2009, publishes a five-page interview of Lav Diaz and Alexis Tioseco.

Advertisements

1 Comment »

  1. My own vote is for BONTOC EULOGY (1995, Marlon Fuentes), THE BRIEF LIFESPAN OF FIRE: ACT 2 SCENE 2: SURING AND THE KUK-OK (1995, Auraeus Solito), ETERNITY (1983, Raymond Red), EVOLUTION OF A FILIPINO FAMILY (2004, Lav Diaz), THE FAMILY THAT EATS SOIL (2005, Khavn de la Cruz), LABAN: THE MEANING OF THE EDSA REVOLUTION (2007, Sally Jo Bellosillo), NOW SHOWING (2008, Raya Martin), RED SAGA (2004, Gabriela Krista Dalena), THE RETROCHRONOLOGICAL TRANSFER OF INFORMATION (1996, Tad Ermitano), THE WHITE FUNERAL (1998, Sari Dalena) and YEARS WHEN I WAS A CHILD OUTSIDE (2008, John Torres).

    Comment by celinejulie — September 10, 2009 @ 11:35 pm


RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: