If I have free time this weekend I’d want to watch an old (90’s and older at that) Filipino surrealist film (is there even any?). Any suggestions?
Ang Maikling Buhay ng Apoy, Act 2 Scene 2: Suring and the Kuk-ok, Aureaus Solito, 1995
“Based on a myth from the island of Palawan, Suring invokes the spell of Parimanis, a spell of absolute beauty, and befriends a Kuk-ok, a creature whose fingers are stuck together and can transform into any form, including that of Suring’s.”
I’ll PM you the links, if you want to see it. :)
@I.L.: Thanks for this wonderful suggestion and yes, link please ^^. I’ve managed to squeeze in Tinimbang Ka ngunit Kulang (1974) in my “to watch” list before I read your suggestion.
Also I’d like to invite you guys to a film conference I’ve been working on this is why I haven’t been able to watch as much). YouThink2012 Film Literacy towards National Development . Our very own Adrian Mendizabal will be there as one of our speakers ^^ Hope you guys can make time.
may bagong (2010-2012) movies/films taga maynila?
I’ve been living under a rock. I didn’t know there was such a forum.
Welcome to the group, dude and Mervyn!
y’all might as well join this as well: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_166410106711709&ap=1
Does anyone know where “Itim” can be purchased? Has it ever been released on DVD?
>Does anyone know where “Itim” can be purchased? Has it ever been released on DVD?<
The Mike de Leon film? I don’t belive it has had an “official” DVD release…but unofficial copies can be obtained from local Pinoy sellers (check your local flea market)…the film can also be downloaded for free via the internet….
I found this job ad (I won’t name the company, lets just say its one of the big three of the Philippines) they have an opening for a writing job which requires “love for / passion for Philippine cinema”. I was going to apply for the post having seen the Filipino films you guys recommended since I joined the thread. Then I reassessed my qualification because I do not get to watch a lot of mainstream Filipino films. I usually watch Filipino films on the telly apart from that I grew up watching re-runs of Filipino slap-stick films to the of likes of Babaloo, Redford White, and Dolphy.
Then a month ago I went for a job interview in that company (for a different position). I was able to meet an applicant who is applying for that position. I asked him what kind of movies he watches, he said “whatever film is currently being shown and sometimes local films that are on the MMFF roster”. I believe he’s got a better chance of getting that post than me.
Will it be necessary to watch a whole bunch of mass produced for-the-quota films to qualify for job like this? =/ Or should I just leave the opportunity for someone else who is more enthusiastic?
I have always been a great admirer of Philippine cinema and wish they had more on here to watch. Hopefully in the near future they will be adding more. Does anyone have any recommendations, up-and-coming films to watch out for etc? Thanks!
Cinemalaya is coming.. I am excited again :)
meron bang posibilidad na magkaroon ng animation industry dito sa pinas?
I hope they extend Cinemalaya. I still want to watch 4 more films :)
Wala lang, gusto lang sana mag post ng mga paborito kong OPM WASAKENROL nung hayskul (hay..skul talaga). Tapos nalaman ko namatay pala si Karl Roy this year. RIP Karl…
Hello po. Buhayin ang thread na ’to.