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Essential Filipino Directors

It’s hard to believe, but after 9 months, 9 films, 48 hours and 48 minutes, we must say goodbye to our retrospective It’s About Time: The Cinema of Lav Diaz.
We know his epics may have only worsened your thirst for Pinoy cinema. Fortunately, the Philippines have a remarkably rich film history (dating back to 1897!) and has produced countless masterpieces over the decades.
Here is a modest list of the archipelago’s defining past and current auteurs, for your viewing pleasure.

Read more about Lav on Notebook and feel free to suggest more filmmakers!

Essential Filipino Directors