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Mike De Leon
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Gerardo de León
“When you see Filipino films in general they are devoid of humour. I guess it’s reflective of the effects of history and we try to laugh everything off but deep down inside it’s a history of sadness.”
“For me, the cinema is not a slice of life, but a piece of cake.”
“I don’t start with a philosophical or thematical approach. Instead I often start with a genre that’s relatively easy to understand and then explore how I want to work in that genre.”
“Try to remember one thing, which counts the most: it is not the real, nor even the relationship with the real; it is only the line and the way of drawing.”
“Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen.”
“A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet.”
“You look at the industry; they’re distorting everything, its very escapist. It’s all about vanity, about making money, about seeking fame and fortune.”
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