Limitless Cinema in Broken English

September 18, 2009

EVOLUTION OF A FILIPINO FAMILY IS THE WINNER

Filed under: Uncategorized — celinejulie @ 10:53 pm

My poll 63 ended with six votes. Thanks very much to everyone who participated in it. Here is the result:

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

1.EVOLUTION OF A FILIPINO FAMILY (2004, Lav Diaz)
It got 5 votes, or 83 %.

2. NOW SHOWING (2008, Raya Martin)
It got 4 votes, or 66 %.

3.THE BRIEF LIFESPAN OF FIRE: ACT 2 SCENE 2: SURING AND THE KUK-OK (1995, Auraeus Solito)
+THE FAMILY THAT EATS SOIL (2005, Khavn de la Cruz)
+LABAN: THE MEANING OF THE EDSA REVOLUTION (2007, Sally Jo Bellosillo)
+YEARS WHEN I WAS A CHILD OUTSIDE (2008, John Torres)

Each of them got 2 votes, or 33 %.

7. BONTOC EULOGY (1995, Marlon Fuentes)
+ETERNITY (1983, Raymond Red)
+FIGHT FOR US (1989, Lino Brocka)
+JAY (2008, Francis Xavier Pasion)
+RED SAGA (2004, Gabriela Krista Dalena)
+THE RETROCHRONOLOGICAL TRANSFER OF INFORMATION (1996, Tad Ermitano)
+SURREAL RANDOM MMS TEXTS FOR A MOTHER, A SISTER AND A WIFE WHO LONGS FOR YOU: LANDSCAPE WITH FIGURES (2008, Christopher Gozum)
+THE WHITE FUNERAL (1998, Sari Dalena)

Each of them got 1 vote, or 16 %.

15.APPLE (2005, Sherad Anthony Sanchez)
+THE BET COLLECTOR (2006, Jeffrey Jeturian)
+DRUMBEAT (2007, Adolfo Alix Jr.)
+MANORO (2006, Brillante Mendoza)
+THE MOMENTARY ENEMY (2008, Angel Velasco Shaw)
+THE ROAD TO KALIMUGTONG (2005, Mes de Guzman)

Each of them got 0 vote.

–I’m very glad that I may be able to see some Filipino films in the Bangkok International Film Festival 2009, though I’m very sad that I may not have time to see KINATAY (2009, Brillante Mendoza), because I like Coco Martin very much.

Oggs Cruz wrote about KINATAY here:
http://oggsmoggs.blogspot.com/2009/09/kinatay-2009.html

–The films I may be able to see include:

1.AURORA (Adolfo Alix, Jr.)
http://lilokpelikula.wordpress.com/2009/01/21/aurora-adolfo-alix-jr-2009/

2.BUTTERFLIES HAVE NO MEMORIES (2009, Lav Diaz)
(This film is a part of VISITORS.)
http://www.cineaste.com/articles/jeonju-international-film-festivalweb-exclusive
http://cinephileforeignerinkorea.blogspot.com/2009/05/2009-jeonju-film-festival-overview.html
http://eng.jiff.or.kr/mprogram/FilmView.aspx?seq=2012

3.IMBURNAL (Sherad Anthony Sanchez)
http://cinefilipinas.blogspot.com/2009/08/imburnal-sherad-anthony-sanchez-2008.html
http://www.cineaste.com/articles/jeonju-international-film-festivalweb-exclusive

4.INDEPENDENCIA (2009, Raya Martin)
The late Alexis Tioseco wrote about this film in Cinema Scope:
http://www.cineaste.com/articles/jeonju-international-film-festivalweb-exclusive

Oggs Cruz’s review:
http://oggsmoggs.blogspot.com/2009/06/independencia-2009.html

5.MANILA (2009, Adolfo Alix, Jr. & Raya Martin)
http://oggsmoggs.blogspot.com/2009/07/manila-2009.html
http://cinefilipinas.blogspot.com/2009/08/manila-2009-raya-martin-adolfo-alix-jr.html

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–Some Filipino films I wish I can see in the future:

1.ANGELA MARKADO (1980, Lino Brocka)
http://oggsmoggs.blogspot.com/2006/09/angela-markado-1980.html

2.BLINK OF AN EYE (1982, Mike de Leon)
http://oggsmoggs.blogspot.com/2006/10/kisapmata-1982.html

3.FRAGMENTS (1991, Lito Tiongson)
http://www.up.edu.ph/oldsystem/a_tiongson.htm

4.MOTORSIKLO (2001, Cesar Hernando)
I don’t know anything about this film. I just saw Cesar Hernando’s name in Alexis Tioseco’s Wishful Thinking for Philippine Cinema
http://alexistioseco.wordpress.com/2009/03/15/wishful-thinking-for-philippine-cinema/

5.OLIVER (1983, Nick Deocampo)
http://criticafterdark.blogspot.com/2007/08/100-best-filipino-films.html

6.PA-SIYAM (2004, Erik Matti)
http://oggsmoggs.blogspot.com/2007/10/pa-siyam-2004.html

7.SCORPIO NIGHTS (1985, Peque Gallaga)
http://oggsmoggs.blogspot.com/2008/05/scorpio-nights-1985.html

8.SNAKE SISTERS (1984, Celso Ad. Castillo)
http://oggsmoggs.blogspot.com/2007/10/snake-sisters-1984.html

9.SONG OF A PEOPLE (1959, Lamberto Avellana)
http://criticafterdark.blogspot.com/2007/08/100-best-filipino-films.html

10.THREE YEARS WITHOUT GOD (1976, Mario O’Hara)
http://criticafterdark.blogspot.com/2007/02/tatlong-taong-walang-diyos-three-years.html

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–Some Thai critics on Filipino films:

Filmsick on MANILA IN THE CLAWS OF NEON (1975, Lino Brocka)
http://filmsick.wordpress.com/2009/09/14/manila-in-the-claws-of-neon-lino-brocka-1975phillipines/

Filmsick on PERFUMED NIGHTMARE (1976, Kidlat Tahimik)
http://filmsick.wordpress.com/2009/09/12/perfumed-nightmarekidlat-tahimik1978phillipines/

Pol Payab on ANTONIO’S SECRET (2008, Joselito Altarejos)
http://www.bloggang.com/mainblog.php?id=aloneagain&month=09-09-2009&group=1&gblog=106

Pol Payab on PLONING (2008, Dante Nico Garcia)
http://www.matichon.co.th/matichon/view_news.php?newsid=01ent01020852&sectionid=0105&day=2009-08-02

Kanchat Rangseekansong on SERBIS (2008, Brillante Mendoza)
http://www.bloggang.com/mainblog.php?id=merveillesxx&month=23-08-2008&group=1&gblog=156

Dechito on SERBIS
http://dechito.blogspot.com/2008/10/serbis.html

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