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1980

Tanikala (Chains)

Date: April 1, 1980
Producer: Cine Filipinas Productions
Actors: Susan Roces, Romeo Valdez, Paquito Diaz, Eddie Garcia, Rita Gomez, Elwood Perez, Bobby Vasquez

Cast

Susan Roces
Romeo Valdez
Paquito Diaz
Eddie Garcia
Rita Gomez
Elwood Perez
Bobby Vasquez

Production Crew

Producer: Cine Filipinas Productions
Writing Credits: Pablo S. Gomez (comic novel), Edgardo Reyes (screenplay)

Cinematography by: Manolo Abaya
Film Editing by: Manolo Abaya, Marc Tarnate
Music: Michael R. Nelson

Production Design by: Dez Bautista, Don Escudero

Details

Release Date: 1 April 1980
Genre: Drama
Language: English, Filipino

Plot

“A poet, newly trusted to takeover the management of a rich family’s business, rekindles his love for the matriarch’s only daughter, a spinster who is harboring a horrific secret.”

Awards

Rita Gomez, Best Supporting Actress Nominee for FAMAS 1981
Manolo Abaya, Best Cinematography (Pinakamahusay na Sinematograpiya) Nominee for Gawad Urian Award 1981
Dez Bautista and Don Escudero, Best Production Design (Pinakamahusay na Disenyong Pamproduksiyon) Nominee for Gawad Urian Award 1981

Trivia

Directorial debut of Marilou Diaz-Abaya

Sources

IMDB

Brutal

Date: December 25, 1980
Description: A subservient young wife is abused not only by her husband but also by the husband’s friends, prompting her to kill her abusers in the end.
Producer: Bancom Audio Vision
Actors: Ricardo Lee, Gina Alajar, Charo Santos, Jay Ilagan, Johnny Delgado, Perla Bautista

Cast

Amy Austria (as Monica Real)
Gina Alajar (as Cynthia)
Charo Santos-Concio (as Clara)
Jay Ilagan (as Tato)
Johnny Delgado (as Jake)
Perla Bautista
Joonee Gamboa
Nello Nayo
Boy Sibiniano
Robert Tongco

Production Crew

Producer: Bancom Audio Vision
Writer: Ricardo Lee
Executive Producer: Rolando S. Atienza
Producer: Jesse Ejercito
Associate Producer: Simon C. Ongpin

Cinematography by: Manolo Abaya
Film Editing by: Manolo Abaya, Marc Tarnate
Music by: George Canseco
Sound Department: Rolly Ruta, Amang Sanchez
Production Design by: Don Escudero

Details

Release Date: 25 December 1980 Genre: Drama Run Time: 1 hr and 45 mins (105 minutes) Language: Filipino

Plot

“A subservient young wife is abused not only by her husband but also by the husband’s friends, prompting her to kill her abusers in the end.” (URIAN) “A woman who killed her husband and two other men in a Manila apartment becomes the newest media sensation. In a post-traumatic shock, she refuses to communicate with anyone. A journalist with feminist ideals is drawn to the case and vows to uncover the truth behind the triple murder. She is unfazed by the silence of the accused and seeks out others who may be able to shed light on the gruesome incident.” (Letterboxd) “A woman who killed her husband and two other men in a Manila apartment becomes the newest media sensation. In a post-traumatic shock, she refuses to communicate with anyone. A journalist with feminist ideals is drawn to the case and vows to uncover the truth behind the triple murder. She is unfazed by the silence of the accused and seeks out others who may be able to shed light on the gruesome incident.” 

Awards

Amy Austria, Best Actress Winner FAMAS Awards 1981
Bancom Audiovision, Best Picture Nominee FAMAS Awards 1981
Marilou Diaz-Abaya, Best Director Nominee FAMAS Awards 1981
Jay Ilagan, Best Actor Nominee FAMAS Awards 1981
Gina Alajar, Best Supporting Actress Nominee FAMAS Awards 1981

Gina Alajar, Best Actress (Pinakamahusay na Pangunahing Aktres) Winner Gawad Urian Award 1981
Brutal (1980), Best Picture (Pinakamahusay na Pelikula) Nominee Gawad Urian Award 1981
Marilou Diaz-Abaya, Best Direction (Pinakamahusay na Direksyon) Nominee Gawad Urian Award 1981
Johnny Delgado, Best Actor (Pinakamahusay na Pangunahing Aktor) Nominee Gawad Urian Award 1981
Amy Austria, Best Actress (Pinakamahusay na Pangunahing Aktres) Nominee Gawad Urian Award 1981
Johnny Delgado, Best Supporting Actor (Pinakamahusay na Pangalawang Aktor) Nominee Gawad Urian Award 1981
Ricardo Lee, Best Screenplay (Pinakamahusay na Dulang Pampelikula) Nominee Gawad Urian Award 1981
Manolo Abaya and Marc Tarnate, Best Editing (Pinakamahusay na Editing) Nominee Gawad Urian Award 1981
Amang Sanchez and Rolly Ruta, Best Sound (Pinakamahusay na Tunog) Nominee Gawad Urian Award 1981

Amy Austria, Best Actress Winner Metro Manila Film Festival (1980)
Marilou Diaz-Abaya, Best Director Winner Metro Manila Film Festival (1980)
Brutal (1980), Best Film Nominee Metro Manila Film Festival (1980)

Trivia

“Alma Moreno was attached as Monica. She backed out from the project to make her reunion film with Rudy Fernandez, Babalik ka rin (1981). With Alma out, Amy Austria–who was initially tasked to play Cynthia–asked if she could portray Monica. Director Marilou Diaz-Abaya had to look for another actress for the role of Cynthia. Lee suggested Gina Alajar, who had just stepped back into the fold with her re-launching film Diborsyada (1979).”

Sources

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1981

Macho Gigolo

Date: March 20, 1981
Description: A provinciano goes to the city and is forced to sell his body to realize his ambitions.
Producer: Lotus Films
Actors: Lito Lapid, Liza Lorena, Celia Rodriguez, Rosemarie Gil, Chichay, Josephine Manuel, Isabel Rivas

Cast

Lito Lapid (as Manny Agbayani)
Liza Lorena (as Paloma)
Celia Rodriguez (as Charisma)
Rosemarie Gil (as Almeda)
Chichay (as Lola Ampay)
Josephine Manuel (as Flor)
Isabel Rivas
Mario Escudero
Luz Fernandez
Mark Gil (as Jake)
Lillian Laing
Orestes Ojeda (as Mike Garrido)
Romeo Rivera
Lucita Soriano

Production Crew

Producer: Jesus B. Yu (Lotus Films)
Production Manager: Dennis Liao
Writing Credits: Oscar Miranda (Story & Screenplay)

Cinematography by: Manolo Abaya
Film Editing by: Manolo Abaya and Marc Tarnate
Music by: Jun Latonio

Production Design by: Don Escudero and Edmund Ty

Assistant Director: Gregg de Guzman
Stunt Director: Lito Lapit
Dance Choreographer: Robert Tongco

Details

Release Date: 20 March 1981
Genre: Action, Drama
Language: Filipino

Plot

“A provinciano goes to the city and is forced to sell his body to realize his ambitions.” (URIAN)

Awards

Trivia

Sources

IMDB

1982

Boystown

Date: November 5, 1982
Description: Boys deemed delinquent stay in a halfway house where they are trained and disciplined.
Producer: Regal Films Productions
Actors: Gabby Concepcion, William Martinez, Snooky, Maricel Soriano, Edgar Mande

Cast

William Martinez (as Arnel)
Gabby Concepcion (as Bobet)
Edgar Mande (as Ricky)
Raoul Casado (as Kulot)
Peewee Quijano (as Tino)
Eddie Tuazon (as Nonoy)
Joe Canlas (as Pido)
Perry de Guzman (as Ikeng)
Margie Braza (as Trina)
Snooky Serna (as Trina)
Marilyn Igno (as Luningning)
Manina Viterbo (as Miss Abesamis)
Baby Seechung (as Belen Araullo)
Nina Medina (as Aling Nene)
Nonette J. Garcia (as Toreng)
Sonia Fernandez (as Pura)
Greggy Liwag (as Ting)
Pen Medina (as Mr. Capinpin)
Ray Ventura (as Ponso)
Joy Saldaña (as Lalaki)
Bong Perez (as Elias)
Maricel Soriano (as Laida)
Dina Ofracia (as Jasmin)
Apolonio Abadeza (as Badong)
Nolet De Guzman (as Lucas)
Rene Gonzales (as Barkada 1)
Dante Puyat (as Barkada 2)
Ric Amor (as Barkada 3)
Lito Balagbis (as Barkada 4)
Nancy Cauton (as Teacher)
Monet Pons (as Raul)
Alicia Alonzo (as Lerma)
Jenny Ramirez (as Beauty Queen 1)
Ada Alberto (as Beauty Queen 2)
Kristine Garcia (as Beauty Queen 3)
Lani Mercado (as Beauty Queen 4)
Carmen Mendoza (as Prostitute)
Ronnie Isap (as Resident of Cottage 1)
Israel Aro (as Resident of Cottage 2)
Jess Garcia (as Resident of Cottage 3)

Production Crew

Executive Producer: Lily Y. Monteverde (Regal Films)
Cinematography by: Manolo Abaya
Film Editing by: Nonoy Santillan
Music by: Jun Latonio

Production Design by: Don Escudero
Art Direction by: Ferdie Jingco
Makeup Department
Makeup Artist: Baby Ebarle, Juanita Manahan

Production Manager: Ray Maliuanag
Assistant Director: Gregg de Guzman

Art Department
Set Man: Lito Cabreza
Graphic Arts: Bal Cambel, Jun Cambel, Solomon Cambel
Propsman: Ed Manipol

Sound Department
Boom Operator: Danny Acabado
Field Sound Recordist: Godofredo De Leon, Leonides Maclang, Amang Sanchez
Sound Mixer: Vic Macamay

Visual Effects by
Titles & Optical Effects: Gerry A. Garcia

Stunts: Perry de Guzman (Fight Instructor)

Camera and Electrical Department
Gaffer: Pat Abad, Oscar Bautista, Romy Buitizon, Don Capulong, Boy Cortez, Eleuterio Salimpadi
Assistant Camera Operator: Boni Calsado
Generator Operator: Johnny Cecogo, Rey Ramos
Head Gaffer: Gil Espinas
Still Photographer: Ben Nollora
Clapper/Lifter: Nano Olaez

Editorial Department
Assistant Film Editor: Jun Calaguan, Danny Francia
Post-production Coordinator: Nanong Reyes, Ligaya Tan

Music Department
Music Recordings: Dindo Aldecoa, Edwin Luna

Transportation Department
Driver: Boy Butulan, Danny Sabuero, Leo Torres

Other Crew
Production Assistant: Ed Bondoc
Script Supervisor: Jenny Luber
Legman: Bhoy Mart, Boy Saga
Project Coordinator: Douglas Quijano

Details

Release Date: 5 November 1982
Language: Filipino

Plot

“Boys deemed delinquent stay in a halfway house where they are trained and disciplined.” (URIAN)

Awards

 

Trivia

Boystown
(Theme Song)
Composed by Apo Hiking Society
(IMDb)

Sources

IMDB

Moral

Date: December 25, 1982
Description: Feminist issues emerge as four female gangmates, a drug user, a lawyer, an inept singer, and a teenage bride struggle to face up to themselves and become persons.
Producer: Crown 7, Seven Star Productions
Actors: Lorna Tolentino, Gina Alajar, Sandy Andolong, Anna Marin, Juan Rodrigo, Michael Sandico, Ronald Bregendahl, Lito Pimentel, Mia Gutierrez, Christpher Ng, Manny Luna

Cast

Lorna Tolentino
Gina Alajar
Sandy Andolong
Anna Marin
Juan Rodrigo
Michael Sandico
Ronald Bregendahl
Lito Pimentel
Mia Gutierrez
Christopher Ng
Manny Luna
Laurice Guillen
Dexter Doria
Claire de la Fuente

Production Crew

Producer: Seven Stars Productions
Writer: Ricardo Lee

Cinematographer: Manolo Abaya
Music by: George Canseco
Film Editing by: Manolo Abaya and Marc Tarnate

Production Design by: Fiel Zabat

Details

Release Date: 25 December 1982
Genre: Drama
Language: Filipino
Runtime: 150 minutes

Plot

“Joey, Kathy, Sylvia and Maritess are not only classmates they are the best of friends. Joey is a drug user who sleeps around. Kathy is a mediocre singer who will stop at nothing to fulfill her dream of the big-time. Sylvia is a liberated woman who finds security in the love of her ex-husband who is now living in with another man. Maritess plays the role of a conventional housewife, who is reduced to a baby-making machine. In the span of three years from 1979 to 1982 the film traces the lives of these four women through their seemingly desperate but also interwoven experiences, and in their attempts to resolve their individual problems, are mirrored the different faces of the woman in our society today.” (Letterboxd)

“Feminist issues emerge as four female gangmates–a drug user, a lawyer, an inept singer, and a teenage bride–struggle to face up to themselves and become persons.” (URIAN)

Awards

Juan Rodrigo, Best Supporting Actor Winner Famas Award 1983
Sandy Andolong, Best Supporting Actress Winner Famas Award 1983
Marilou Diaz-Abaya, Best Director Nominee Famas Award 1983

Moral (1982), Best Picture (Pinakamahusay na Pelikula) Nominee Gawad Urian Awards 1983
Marilou Diaz-Abaya, Best Direction (Pinakamahusay na Direksyon) Nominee Gawad Urian Awards 1983
Gina Alajar, Best Actress (Pinakamahusay na Pangunahing Aktres) Nominee Gawad Urian Awards 1983
Lorna Tolentino, Best Actress (Pinakamahusay na Pangunahing Aktres) Nominee Gawad Urian Awards 1983
Dexter Doria, Best Supporting Actress (Pinakamahusay na Pangalawang Aktres) Nominee Gawad Urian Awards 1983
Laurice Guillen, Best Supporting Actress (Pinakamahusay na Pangalawang Aktres) Nominee Gawad Urian Awards 1983
Ricardo Lee, Best Screenplay (Pinakamahusay na Dulang Pampelikula) Nominee Gawad Urian Awards 1983
Marc Tarnate and Manolo Abaya, Best Editing (Pinakamahusay na Editing) Nominee Gawad Urian Awards 1983

Ricardo Lee, Best Screenplay Winner Metro Manila Film Festival 1982
Moral (1982), Best Picture Nominee Metro Manila Film Festival 1982

Trivia

 

Sources

IMDB

1983

Minsan pa Nating Hagkan ang Nakaraan (Let's Embrace the Past Once Again)

Date: November 7, 1983
Description: The wife of an ideal husband risks society’s condemnation when she renews her relationship with a former lover.
Producer: Viva Films
Actors: Vilma Santos, Christopher de Leon, Eddie Garcia

Cast

Vilma Santos (as Helen)
Christopher De Leon (as Rod)
Eddie Garcia (as Cenon)
Mona Lisa (as Tia Salud)
Baby Delgado as (Jenny)
Mon Carpo (as Cenon’s business associate)

Production Crew

Producer: Viva Films
Executive Producer: Vic del Rosario, Jr.
Supervising Producer: Tony Gloria
Associate Producer: William C. Leary
Producer: Ramon Salvador
Writing Credits: Carlo J. Caparas (Story) and Raquel Villavicencio (Screenplay)

Cinematography by: Manolo Abaya
Film Editing by: Marc Tarnate
Music by: George Canseco

Production Design by: Manny Morfe
Art Direction by: Arthur Santamaria
Costume Design by: Steve de Leon
Makeup Department: Dading Ravela (Makeup Artist)

Production Management
Production Manager: Almario Bueno
Post-production Manager: Cris Selmar
Assistant Director: Ed Bondoc

Art Department
Set Man: Erning Escobar
Propsman: Jun Santos

Sound Department
Sound Supervisor: Rudy Baldovino
Field Soundman: Boy Cabrales, Rudy Teope
Boom Operator: Diego Cabrales
Sound Effects: Tony Gosalvez

Special Effects
Special Effects: Flor Amor
Optical Supervisor: Amang Buencamino

Stunts: Lauro Flores

Camera and Electrical Department
Associate Camera Operator: Conrado Baltazar, Daniel Delina, Arturo Tambien
Grip: William Dela Rosa, Alfredo Limcuando, Dominique Naranje
Electrician: Rolando Limcuando
Still Photographer: Rene Peralta
Clapper Loader: Buddy Peregrino

Editorial Department
Associate Editor: Jun Cabreza
Apprentice Editor: Judy Lou de Pio
Post-production Utility: Truman Gadingan

Transportation Department
Unit Driver: Romy Apirdab
Service Driver: Rudy Gimenez, Rano Ravela

Other Crew
Laboratory Liaison: Pat Abad
Caterer: Baby Buencamino
Utility: Boy Cabanatan, Dante Santos
Field Cashier: Marilyn Tavora Consorte
Talent Coordinator: Renato Mendoza
Script Supervisor: Presly Ruiz
Production Assistant: Manny Wright

Details

Release Date: 7 November 1983
Language: Filipino
Genre: Drama, Romance

Plot

“The wife of an ideal husband risks society’s condemnation when she renews her relationship with a former lover.” (URIAN)

“Rod leaves Helen for his career and she falls in love with another. Rod becomes successful and goes back to Helen who obviously still feels strongly for him. An illicit affair ensues.” (Letterboxd)

Awards

Eddie Garcia, Best Actor Winner FAMAS Award 1984

Trivia

Minsan pa nating hagkan ang nakaraan
(Theme Song)
Sung by Basil Valdez and Pilita Corrales
Composed by George Canseco
(IMDb)

Sources

IMDB

Karnal (Of the Flesh)

Date: December 25, 1983
Description: A despotic family patriarch instills fear in the hearts of his children and makes their lives miserable. The son kills the father in a fit of passion when he learns that his father attempted to molest his wife, never forgives himself for his crime, and finally takes his own life.
Producer: Cine Suerte Productions
Actors: Charito Solis, Phillip Salvador, Vic Silayan, Joel Torre, Cecille Castillo

Cast

Charito Solis (Storyteller)
Phillip Salvador (as Narcing)
Vic Silayan (as Gusting)
Cecille Castillo (as Puring)
Joel Torre (as Goryo)
Grace Amilbangsa (as Doray)
Pen Medina (as Menardo)
Joonee Gamboa (as Pekto)
Rolando Tinio (as Bino)
Ella Luansing (as Suling)
Vangie Labalan (as Rosing)
Gil de Leon (as Padre Julian)
Rustica Carpio (as Talia)

Production Crew

Producer: Cine Suerte
Writer: Ricky Lee (Screenplay), and Teresita Añover Rodriguez (True Story, “To Take a Life”)
Line Producer: Josie L. Mañago
Executive Producer: Ben Yalung

Cinematography by: Manolo Abaya
Film Editing by: Marc Tarnate
Music by: Ryan Cayabyab

Production Design by: Fiel Zabat
Art Direction by: Charlie Arceo, Jay Lozada, Allan Rivera
Makeup Director: Baby Ebarle (Makeup Arist)

Production Management
Post-production Supervisor: Pat Abad
General Manager: Nelson E. Dimla
Production Manager: Manny D. Santos
General Production Manager: Rudy Q. Yalung
Assistant Director: Ed Bondoc

Art Department
Set Man: Lito Cabreza, Melchor Defensor
Layout Artist: Ed Santos
Propsman: Carmelo Sta. Maria

Sound Department
Field Soundman: Danny Acabado, Rudy Teope
Sound Mixer: Rudy Baldovino
Boom Operator: Boy Cabrales, Eleuterio Salimpadi
Sound Effects: Tony Gosalvez
Special Effects by: Ben Otico
Visual Effects by: Manuel Buencamino, Ramon Jesus Capinpin

Stunts
Stuntman: Willy Harris, Jesse Jamilla, Frank Ramos
Fight Instructor: Roger Moring

Camera and Electrical Department
Clapper Loader: Oscar Bautista
Gaffer: Boy Cabreza, Johnny Cecogo, Ding Legaspi, Benjie Lichauco, Alfredo Limcuando, Ed Manipol, Dominique Naranje (Gaffer),
Still Photographer: Angel De Leon
Assistant Camera: Daniel Delina, Arturo Tambien
Head Gaffer: Rolando Limcuando
Associate Cameraman: Sergio Lobo, Boldie Tapales
Clapper Loader: Buddy Peregrino

Costume and Wardrobe Department
Special Costumes: Renee Salud

Editorial Department
Assistant Editor: Jun Cabreza

Transportation Department
Unit Driver: Romy Apirdab, Noli Nolos, Roland Sanchez

Other Crew
Field Cashier: Caddy Barlis
Publicity Director: Bibsy M. Carballo, Baby K. Jimenez
Utility: Eric Dela Cruz, Vic Dillera, Vic Dillera, Jojo Tecson
Workshop Instructor: Matthew dela Fuente, Joonee Gamboa
Publicity and Promotions Consultant: Jesse Ejercito
Production Office Coordinator: Dick Honrado
Talent Coordinator: Dante Romero
Script Supervisor: Prely Ruiz
Production Assistant: Manny Wright
Caterer: Maring Yalung

Details

Release Date: 25 December 1983
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Crime, Horror
Language: Filipino

Plot

“A groom takes his city bride to his hometown to settle in his father’s house. Struck by her uncanny resemblance to his dead wife, the patriarch is driven to lust after his daughter-in-law. When things come to a head, a violent family quarrel ensues and leads to tragedy. A middle-aged spinster recounts the tale to reveal her identity and trace the downfall of the landowning clan trapped in the past.” (Letterboxd)

“A groom takes his city bride to his hometown to settle in his father’s house. Struck by her uncanny resemblance to his dead wife, the patriarch is driven to lust after his daughter-in-law. When things come to a head, a violent family quarrel ensues and leads to tragedy. A middle-aged spinster recounts the tale to reveal her identity and trace the downfall of the landowning clan trapped in the past.” (TMDb)

Awards

Karnal (Of the Flesh, 1983), Best Picture Winner FAMAS Award 1984
Vic Silayan, Best Supporting Actor Winner FAMAS Award 1984
Marilou Diaz-Abaya, Best Director Winner FAMAS Award 1984
Ryan Cayabyab, Best Music Winner FAMAS Award 1984

Phillip Salvador, Best Actor Nominee FAMAS Award 1984
Grace Amilbangsa, Best Supporting Actress Nominee FAMAS Award 1984

Marilou Diaz-Abaya, Best Director Winner FAP Award 1984
Charito Solis, Best Supporting Actress Winner FAP Award 1984
Fiel Zabat, Best Production Design Winner FAP Award 1984

Phillip Salvador, Best Actor (Pinakamahusay na Pangunahing Aktor) Winner Gawad Urian Award 1984
Vic Silayan, Best Supporting Actor (Pinakamahusay na Pangalawang Aktor) Winner Gawad Urian Award 1984
Charito Solis, Best Supporting Actress (Pinakamahusay na Pangalawang Aktres) Winner Gawad Urian Award 1984
Manolo Abaya, Best Cinematography (Pinakamahusay na Sinematograpiya) Winner Gawad Urian Award 1984
Fiel Zabat, Best Production Design (Pinakamahusay na Disenyong Pamproduksiyon) Winner Gawad Urian Award 1984
Ryan Cayabyab, Best Music (Pinakamahusay na Musika) Winner Gawad Urian Award 1984
Karnal (Of the Flesh, 1983), Best Picture (Pinakamahusay na Pelikula) Nominee Gawad Urian Award 1984
Marilou Diaz-Abaya, Best Direction (Pinakamahusay na Direksyon) Nominee Gawad Urian Award 1984
Cecille Castillo, Best Actress (Pinakamahusay na Pangunahing Aktres) Nominee Gawad Urian Award 1984
Joel Torre, Best Supporting Actor (Pinakamahusay na Pangalawang Aktor) Nominee Gawad Urian Award 1984
Grace Amilbangsa, Best Supporting Actress (Pinakamahusay na Pangalawang Aktres) Nominee Gawad Urian Award 1984
Ricky Lee, Best Screenplay (Pinakamahusay na Dulang Pampelikula) Nominee Gawad Urian Award 1984
Marc Tarnate, Best Editing (Pinakamahusay na Editing) Nominee Gawad Urian Award 1984
Rudy Baldovino, Best Sound (Pinakamahusay na Tunog) Nominee Gawad Urian Award 1984

Manolo Abaya, Best Cinematography Winner Metro Manila Film Festival 1983
Rudy Baldovino, Best Sound Engineering Winner Metro Manila Film Festival 1983
Karnal (Of the Flesh, 1983), Best Picture Winner Metro Manila Film Festival 1983
Fiel Zabat, Best Production Design Winner Metro Manila Film Festival 1983

Trivia

“The film was inspired by “To Take A Life”, a true legal story by Teresita Añover Rodriguez published in MR. and MRS. Magazine.” (IMDb)

“Official submission of the Philippines for the ‘Best Foreign Language Film’ category of the 57th Academy Awards in 1985.” (IMDb)

Sources

IMDB

1984

Alyas Baby Tsina

Date: October 18, 1984
Description: The epic film traces the career in crime and life in jail of a real-life underworld character in 1960s Manila. She was unwittingly initiated into criminal life by her lawless but geniunely caring boyfriend whom she loved so much.
Producer: Viva Films
Actors: Vilma santos, Phillip Salvador, Dindo Fernando

Cast

Vilma Santos (as Baby Tsina)
Rez Cortez (as Senator’s Bodyguard)
Rolando Tinio (as Street Savant)
Zeny Zabala (as Mameng)
Cecille Castillo (as Nanette)
Chanda Romero (as Dory)
Len Santos (as Sandra)
J.J. Zorilla (as Pussy Cat’s Prostitute1)
Gamaliel Viray (as Senator)
Raquel Villavicencio (as Linda)
Jograd de la Torre (as Patron)
Johnny Delgado (as Toto)
Dorothy Pal (as Pussy Cat’s Prostitute 2)
Madeleine Nicolas (as Pussy Cat’s Prostitute 2)
Romy Romulo (as Toto’s Man)
Rago Apollo (as Roy’s Man)
Phillip Salvador (as Roy)
Caridad Sanchez (as Nena)
Jocelyn Dela Cruz (as Susana)
Richard Go (as Roy’s Man 1)
Pilo Purunganan (as Roy’s Man 2)
Manjo del Mundo (as Jarius)
Manny Luna (as Digos)
Deborah Sun (as Tomboy)
Susan Bautista (as Pussy Cat’s Prostitute 3)
Romeo Rivera (as Mister Bowie)
Maria Isabel Lopez (as Z-Boom)
Ilma Barayuga (as Pussy Cat’s Prostitute 4)
Danny Labra (as Toto’s Man)
Ramon Maglangit (as Toto’s Man)
Romeo Gomez (as Toto’s Man)
Bebeng Amora (as Toto’s Man)
Dindo Fernando (as Jorge)
Dexter Doria (as Ms. Cabagnot / Ms. del Rio)
Mary Walter (as Lola), Vic Ordonez as (Doctor)
Gil de Leon (as the Judge)
Augusto Victa (as the Prosecution Lawyer)
Criz Daluz (as the Court Clerk)
Vangie Labalan (as Sidra)
Becky Misa (as Glenda)
Malou de Guzman (as Berta)
Grace Amilbangsa (as Cita)
Nena Perez Rubio (as Prison Warden)
Beverly Salviejo (as Prisoner)
Marie Barbacui (as the Prisoner)
Evelyn Vargas (as the Prisoner)
Gladys Reyes (as Elena’s Baby)
Harlene Bautista (as young Susana)

Production Crew

Producer: Viva Films
Writer: William C. Leary (Story), Ricky Lee (Screenplay)
Executive Producer: Vic del Rosario Jr.
Supervising Producer: Tony Gloria
Associate Producer: William C. Leary
Producer: Ramon Salvador

Cinematography by: Manolo
Film Editing by: Ike Jarlego Jr.
Music by: Willy Cruz

Production Design: Fiel Zabat
Art Direction by: Charlie Arceo, Melchor Defensor, Jay Lozada

Makeup Department
Makeup Artist: Baby Ebarle

Production Management
Production Manager: Tony Fajardo
Assistant Post-production Manager: Elson Montalbo
Post-production Manager: Cris Selmar
Assistant Director: Manny D. Santos

Art Department
Set Man: Lito Cabreza, Leo Kinol
Propsman: Ernesto Castillo

Sound Department
Sound Effects: Tony Gosalvez
Dubbing Supervisor: Vangie Labalan
Sound Supervisor: Vic Macamay
Boom Operator: Nardo Manlunas
Soundman: Gavino Pascual
Looper: Oscar Santos
Sound Editor: Greg Torres

Special Effects
Optical Supervisor: Amang Buencamino
Effects: Jessie Sto. Domingo, Rolly Sto. Domingo

Visual Effects
Optical Operator: Arturo Jarlego

Stunts
Stunts: Leni Cabansag, Buddha de Guia, Leo Miranda, Ben Pedria, Rio Rival
Stunt Coordinator: Ely Esguerra, Lauro Flores, Ernie Ortega, Andy Rellora

Camera and Electrical Department
Generator Operator: Melchor Abaya, Antonio Beren, Domenguito Saguion,
Head Gaffer: Johnny Cecogo, Charlie Peralta
Grip: Gerry Celestino, Ramon Clemente, Franklin Irupang, Jose Pascual
Associate Cameraman: Fredy Conde, Loreto Isleta
Electician: Benjamin Cuanico
Clapper Loader: Fortunato Lopez
Gaffer: Romeo Gomez, Ed Manipol, Jojo Miraflor, Adriano Reyes, Alfredo Sabile
Assistant Camera: Delio Santos, Danny Viray (Assistant Camera)

Costume and Wardrobe Department
Wardrobe Mistress: Annie Cuevas

Editorial Department
Color Grader: Elmer Buencamino
Assistant Editor: Erning Giron, Rico Salas, Ferren Salumbides

Transportation Department
Service Driver: Rex Infante, Jose Labuson

Other Crew
Crowd Director: Ed Bondoc, Gregg de Guzman, Lito Layacan
Utility: Boy Cabanatan, Allan Dacillo, Wendel Dacillo,
Second Production Assistant: Monching Carlos
Script Supervisor: Judy Lou de Pio
Production Assistant: Jeffrey Jeturian
Schedule Master: Bhoy Mart
Field Cashier: Sandy Santamaria

Details

Release Date: 18 October 1984
Genre: Drama
Language: Filipino

Plot

“Alyas Baby Tsina/Alias Baby China (1984) was based on a true legal story of Evelyn Duave Ortega, aka Baby Tsina (She was called this alias in court documents because she looked Chinese. Otherwise there are no references to anything Chinese in her story or the film.). Duave was found guilty in 1971 of murder, and several appeals while on death row culminated in a Supreme Court decision seven years later that declared her innocent and released her from prison.” (IMDb)

“Baby Tsina a famous underworld figure during the 50’s who acquired the nickname because of her ivory skin and slanting eyes. She led the police in a frenetic chase before she was convicted for murder. Ironically it was a crime she did not commit. While in jail though she underwent a transformation and led the other inmates in seeking for reforms in the local penal system. An engrossing film with superior performances from the entire cast.” (Letterboxd)

“Baby Tsina a famous underworld figure during the 50’s who acquired the nickname because of her ivory skin and slanting eyes. She led the police in a frenetic chase before she was convicted for murder. Ironically it was a crime she did not commit. While in jail though she underwent a transformation and led the other inmates in seeking for reforms in the local penal system. An engrossing film with superior performances from the entire cast.” (TMDb)

“The epic film traces the career in crime and life in jail of a real-life underworld character in 1960s Manila. She was unwittingly initiated into criminal life by her lawless but geniunely caring boyfriend whom she loved so much.” (URIAN)

Awards

Phillip Salvador, Best Actor Nominee for FAMAS
Dindo Fernando, Best Supporting Actor Nominee for FAMAS
Caridad Sanchez, Best Supporting Actress Nominee for FAMAS

Fiel Zabad, Best Production Design for FAB Award
Willy Cruz, Best Musical Score for FAP Award

Marilou Diaz-Abaya, Best Direction (Pinakamahusay na Direksyon) Gawad Urian Award Nominee
Phillip Salvador, Best Actor (Pinakamahusay na Pangunahing Aktor) Gawad Urian Award Nominee
Len Santos, Best Supporting Actor (Pinakamahusay na Pangalawang Aktor) Gawad Urian Award Nominee
Dindo Fernando, Best Supporting Actor (Pinakamahusay na Pangalawang Aktor) Gawad Urian Award Nominee
Manolo Abaya, Best Cinematography (Pinakamahusay na Sinematograpiya) Gawad Urian Award Nominee
Fiel Zabat, Best Production Design (Pinakamahusay na Disenyong Pamproduksiyon) Gawad Urian Award Nominee
Willy Cruz, Best Music (Pinakamahusay na Musika) Gawad Urian Award Nominee
Ike Jarlego Jr. Best Editing (Pinakamahusay na Editing) Gawad Urian Award Nominee
Vic Macamay, Best Sound (Pinakamahusay na Tunog) Gawad Urian Award Nominee

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1986

Sensual

Date: February 21, 1986
Description: The erotic film chronicles the sexual awakening of a small-town lass who initially enters into a lesbian relationship with her classmate-friend.
Producer: Regal Films
Actors: Barbara Benitez, Charito Solis, Chanda Romero, Lito Gruet

Cast

Barbra Benitez
Charito Solis
Chanda Romero
Lito Gruet
Hero Bautista
Lara Jacindo

Production Crew

Producer: Regal Films
Writing Credits: Jose Javier Reyes (Story and Screenplay)
Line Producer: Gregg de Guzman
Executive Producer: Lily Y. Monteverde

Cinematography by: Conrado Baltazar
Film Editing by: Marc Tarnate
Music by: Jaime Fabregas

Production Design by: Jay Lozada
Art Direction by: Jeffrey Jeturian

Production Management: Ed Bondoc
Assistant Director: Gregg de Guzman

Sound Department
Sound Supervisor: Rudy Baldovino
Supervising Sound Effects: Tony Gosalvez
Sound Effects Editor: Greg Porras

Music Department
Arranger: Nonong Buencamino

Other Crew
Project Coordinator: Douglas Quijano
Script Supervisor: Presly Ruiz

Details

Release Date: 21 February 1986
Genre: Drama
Language: Filipino

Plot

“Written by Jose Javier Reyes. Produced by Regal Films. Starring Barbara Benitez, Lito Gruet, and Charito Solis. Opened on February 22, the first day of 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution.” (Letterboxd)

“The erotic film chronicles the sexual awakening of a small-town lass who initially enters into a lesbian relationship with her classmate-friend.” (URIAN)

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1993

Kung Ako'y Iiwan Mo

Date: August 5, 1993
Description: A husband and wife who are always at odds with each other go for a trial separation and realize that they are putting their children at a disadvantage, making them innocent victims of the situation.
Producer: Regal Films
Actors: Lorna Tolentino, Edu Manzano, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Gabby Concepcion, Antoinette Taus, Tom Taus Jr., Sarah Jane Abad

Cast

Lorna Tolentino
Gabby Concepcion
Sarah Jane Abad
Edu Manzano
Remi Manzano
Zsa Zsa Padilla
Al Tantay
Antoinette Taus
Tom Taus

Production Crew

Producer: Regal Films
Writer: Amado Lacuesta
Producer: Roselle Y. Mondeverde

Camera and Electrical Department
Gaffer: Ariel Reyes

Details

Release Date: 5 August 1993
Language: Filipino
Genre: Drama

Plot

“A husband and wife who are always at odds with each other go for a trial separation and realize that they are putting their children at a disadvantage, making them innocent victims of the situation.” (URIAN)

Awards

Al Tantay, Best Supporting Actor (Pinakamahusay na Pangalawang Aktor) Nominee Gawad Urian Award 1994

Trivia

 

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1994

Ang Ika-Labing Isang Utos ng Diyos: Mahalin Mo, Asawa Mo

Date: April 1, 1980
Description: Helpless in her own home, a battered wife turns to her female friends for moral support.
Producer: Regal Films and Star Cinema Productions
Actors: Gabby Concepcion, Aiko Melendez, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Maricel Laxa, Sarah Jane Abad, Renato del Prado, Tony Mabesa, Barbara Perez, Ronnie Quizon

Cast

Aiko Melendez (as Solidad)
Zsa Zsa Padilla (as Susan)
Maricel Laxa (as Sylvia)
Gabby Concepcion (as Roy)
Edu Manzano (as Tony)
Sarah Jane Abad (as Lorie)
Barbara Perez (as Thelma)
Lora Luna (as Honey)
Khristine Velasquez (as Haydee)
Renato Del Prado (as Turing)
Tony Mabesa (as the Priest)
Chot Kabigting (as the Prosecutor)
Romy Romulo (as Desk Sat.)
Len Ag-Santos (as the TV Host)
Chie Concepcion (as the wife)
Ronnie Quizon (as a Combo Member)
Alvin Soriano (as a Combo Member)
Marlon Villano (as a Combo Member)
Jonathan Cellones (as a Combo Member)
Jerry Lopez (as a Drunk Member)
Joe Jardy (as a Drunk Member)
Fred Capulong (as Police 1)
Jerry Gonzales (as Police 2)
Andrea Manahan (as a bystander)
Lulu Arietta (as the Judge)
Romy Lopez (as Sol’s Parent)
Aida David (as Sol’s Parent)

Production Crew

Producer: Regal Films and Star Cinema Productions
Writer: Jose Dalisay Jr (Screenplay)
Supervising Producer: Joey Gosiengfiao
Executive Producer: Lily Y. Monteverde, Charo Santos-Concio
Producer: Simon C. Ongpin

Cinematography by: Charli Peralta
Film Editing by: George Jarlego
Music by: Nonong Buencamino

Production Design by: Robert Domingo, Jun Silva

Makeup Department
Makeup Artist: Andrea Manahan

Assistant Director: Gregg de Guzman, Maricar Vicencio

Art Department
Propsman: Rene Dela Peña
Associate Designer: Joey Felix
Set Man: Monching Reyes
Layout Artist: George M. Torres
Propsman: Harold Zamora
Set Man: Dennis Zara

Sound Department
Sound Technician, Studio A: Nick Banaag, Henry Bitana, Victor Elbo, Noel Magsino, Edgardo Santos, Anacleto Teope
Sound Technician, Studio B: Carlito Alagon, Raffy Casimsiman, Romeric Castañare, Lauro Frany, C-Ger Ramirez, Sonny Ricamara
Sound Technician, Studio C: Mido Lontoc, Rod Lontoc, Nestor Loyosa, Louie Napiza
Dubbing Editor: Amay, Edna M. Pacardo
Soundman: Leonides Maclang
Assistant Sound Effects: Ernesto Sigasig
Boom Operator: Rogelio Timkang

Special Effects
Prothetics: Juanita Manahan

Stunts
Stunt Director: Rey Solo

Camera and Electrical Department
Assistant Electrician: Felix Aparicio
Best Boy: Reynaldo Cabreza, Molly Lontoc, Cesar Mercurio, Romy Valdemoro
Camera Department: Rudy Carnites, Samuel Davad
Assistant Camera: Rolando Dela Cruz
Electrician: Marvin Flores, Alex Napiza, Orlando Pelovillo,
Studio Best Boy: Fermin Roxas
Clapper: William Timkang

Costume and Wardrobe Department
Costume Department: Aurora Bautista, Ining Davad, Mayette Perez
Wardrobe Master: Tina Garcia

Editorial Department
Assistant Director: Jun Cabreza, Robert Vasadre
Post-production Coordinator: Ronald Co, Ligaya Tan
Negative Runner: Michael Maldo
Video Editor: Roland Ortega
Laboratory Liaison: Jun Segovia

Transportation Department
Service Driver: Nonoy Abala, Jun Cabreza, Edgar Gutierrez, Willy Limbo
Unit Bus Driver: Nilo Magbuo

Other Crew
Promotions and Advertising Coordinator: Mary Jane Adelan, Liezl Crisostomo, Jennifer Francisco
Project Accountant: Edna Aguilo, Luz Veras
Crew: Francis Avilis, Ramile Sore
Production Secretary: Cirilo Bantilo, Nilda Bibat, Kyna Jimenea, Ann Lim Co, Lina Mendoza, Gina Elba Murro, Angel Torres, Margie Vergaño, Theody Vidal, Helen Villamar
Advertising Coordinator: May Co, Roel Torollo
Script Supervisor: Elizabeth Delos Reyes
Project Coordinator: Rhoda Pingol Domingo, Alex Ochoa
Schedule Master: Rene Reyes
Caterer: Adeling Villoria
Personnel Manager: Manuel Yu

Details

Release Date: 16 November 1994
Genre: Drama
Language: Filipino

Plot

“This film is about domestic violence.” (Letterboxd)

“Helpless in her own home, a battered wife turns to her female friends for moral support.” (URIAN)

Awards

Maricel Laxa, Best Supporting Actress Nominee for FAMAS Award
Sarah Jane Abad, Best Child Actress Nominee for FAMAS Award

Trivia

Directorial debut of Marilou Diaz-Abaya

Sources

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1995

Ipaglaban Mo: The Movie (Redeem Her Honor)

Date: June 15, 1995
Description: Two courageous women show that rape victims do not have to suffer in silence. They can always go to court and if found guilty, their tormentors can go to jail.
Producer: Star Cinema
Actors: Sharmaine Arnaiz, Chin-Chin Gutierrez, Ronaldo Valdez, Elizabeth Oropesa, Nida Blanca, Ricky Davao, Joel Torre, Gina Alajar

Cast

Chin Chin Gutierrez
Sharmaine Arnaiz
Nida Blanca
Gina Alajar
Elizabeth Oropesa
Ronaldo Valdez
Ricky Davao
Joel Torre
Jose Sison
Lucita Soriano
Subas Herrero
Gamaliel Viray
Tony Mabesa
Romeo Rivera
Cris Daluz
Ernie Zarate

Production Crew

Producer: Star Cinema Productions
Writer: Ricky Lee
Executive Producer: Lily Y. Monteverde
Producer: Simon C. Ongpin
Supervising Producer: Malou N. Santos
Executive Producer: Charo Santos-Concio

Cinematography by: Educardo Jacinto
Film Editing by: Jess Navaro
Music by: Nonong Buencamino

Production Design by: Len Santos

Sound Department
Sound: Ramon Reyes

Other Crew
Ad Promotion / Publicist: Roxy Liquigan

Details

Release Date: 12 June 1996
Language: Filipino, English
Genre: Drama, Crime

Plot

“The melding together of two separate stories that share a similar premise – each detail the account of a young Filipino woman who becomes a victim of sexual violence and takes her attacker to court.” (IMDb)

Awards

Chin Chin Gutierrez, Best Actress Nominee FAMAS Award
Ricky Davao, Best Supporting Actor Nominee FAMAS Award

Ricky Davao, Best Supporting Actor Winner FAP Award
Ipaglaban Mo: The Movie (Redeem Her Honor, 1992), Best Picture Nominee FAP Award
Marilou Diaz-Abaya, Best Director Nominee FAP Award
Nida Blanca, Best Supporting Actress Nominee FAP Award
Ricky Lee, Best Screenplay, Adapted Nominee FAP Award
Eduardo Jacinto, Best Cinematography Nominee FAP Award
Len Santos, Best Production Design Nominee FAP Award

Ricky Davao, Best Supporting Actor (Pinakamahusay na Pangalawang Aktor) Winner Gawad Urian Award
Ipaglaban Mo: The Movie (Redeem Her Honor, 1992), Best Picture (Pinakamahusay na Pelikula) Nominee Gawad Urian Award
Marilou Diaz-Abaya, Best Direction (Pinakamahusay na Direksyon) Nominee Gawad Urian Award
Sharmaine Arnaiz, Best Actress (Pinakamahusay na Pangunahing Aktres) Nominee Gawad Urian Award
Elizabeth Oropesa, Best Supporting Actress (Pinakamahusay na Pangalawang Aktres) Nominee Gawad Urian Award
Ricky Lee, Best Screenplay (Pinakamahusay na Dulang Pampelikula) Nominee Gawad Urian Award
Eduardo Jacinto, Best Cinematography (Pinakamahusay na Sinematograpiya) Nominee Gawad Urian Award
Len Santos, Best Production Design (Pinakamahusay na Disenyong Pamproduksiyon) Nominee Gawad Urian Award
Nonong Buencamino, Best Music (Pinakamahusay na Musika) Nominee Gawad Urian Award

Sharmaine Arnaiz, Best Performance by Male or Female, Adult or Child, Individual or Ensemble in Leading or Supporting Role Nominee Young Critics Circle Award

Trivia

“This film is based on true-to-life cases handled by Attorney Jose Sison (who also appears as the narrator).” (IMDb)

Sources

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1996

May Nagmamahal Sa'yo

Date: January 25, 1996
Description: A domestic helper returns home and searches for her child whom she gave up for adoption. Assisted by a policeman who eventually falls in love with her, she meets a young boy who resembles her son in a lot of ways and treats him as her own.
Producer: Star Cinema Productions
Actors: Lorna Tolentino, Gina Pareno, Jaclyn Jose, Claudine Barretto, Ariel Rivera, Stefano Mori, Renato del Prado, Tom Taus Jr., Vangie Labalan, Rolando Tinio, Gamaliel Viray, Cris Daluz, Cita Astals, Alma Lerma

Cast

Lorna Tolentino (as Louela)
Ariel Rivera (as Nestor)
Claudine Barretto
Stefano Mori (as Conrad)
Jaclyn Jose
Gina Pareño
Tom Taus (as Leonard)

Production Crew

Producer: Star Cinema Productions
Writer: Olivia M. Lamasan (Screenplay), Ricky Lee, Shaira Mella Salvador (Screenplay)
Executive Producer: Charo Santos-Concio

Other Crew
Ad Promotion / Publicist: Roxy Liquigan

Details

Release Date: 25 January 1996
Language: Filipino
Genre: Drama

Plot

“A woman searching for the child she put up for adoption.” (Letterboxd)

Awards

Star Cinema Productions, Best Picture Nominee FAMAS Award 1997
Stefano Mori, Best Child Actor Nominee FAMAS Award 1997
Marilou Diaz-Abaya, Best Director Nominee FAMAS Award 1997

Lorna Tolentino, Best Actress (Pinakamahusay na Pangunahing Aktres) Nominee Gawad Urian Award 1997
Stefano Mori, Best Supporting Actor (Pinakamahusay na Pangalawang Aktor) Nominee Gawad Urian Award 1997
Jaclyn Jose, Best Supporting Actress (Pinakamahusay na Pangalawang Aktres) Nominee Gawad Urian Award 1997
Gina Pareño, Best Supporting Actress (Pinakamahusay na Pangalawang Aktres) Nominee Gawad Urian Award 1997

Jaclyn Jose, Best Performance by Male or Female, Adult or Child, Individual or Ensemble in Leading or Supporting Role Nominee Young Critics Circle Award 1997

Trivia

Sources

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1997

Milagros

Date: April 9, 1997
Description: Left alone to fend for herself, a sensitive and sensual young woman becomes a household help to a family of four men–a father and his three sons–all of whom she gives understanding, affection and sexual love to.
Producer: Merdeka Films
Crown Seven
Actors: Sharmain Arnaiz, Dante Rivero, Elizabeth Oropesa, Joel Torre, Raymond Bagatsing, Nonie Buencamino

Cast

Jomari Yllana (as Pepito)
Elizabeth Oropesa (as Rosa)
Chin Chin Gutierrez (as Mrs. Santiago)
Pen Medina (as Gusting)
Rolando Tinio (as Apo)
Mia Gutierrez (as Tale)
Tanya Gomez (as Minda)
Manjo del Mundo (as Mr. Santiago)
Ronnie Lazaro (as Berto)
Jhong Hilario (as Luis)
LJ Moreno (as Sara)
Nini Jacinto (as Maya)
Lawrence Dilag (as Young Pepito)
Martin Estafa (as 4-year old Pepito)
Glori-Anne Arigue (as Young Sara)
Dominic Guinto (as Young Luis)
Monica Veraro (as Young Maya)
Chie Concepcion (as Merly)
Mae Dilag (as Josefa)
Socrates B. Jose (as Fr. Soc)
Juanito Atienza (as Old Pepito)
Nani Gaston (as Barber)
Mickey Bolsico (as Mermaid)
Marife Necesito (as Maya’s friend)
Cris Daluz (as the voice of Old Pepito)

Production Crew

Producer:
Writer: Jun Lana
Line Producer: Gregg de Guzman
Producer: Marilou Diaz-Abaya
Executive Producer: Jimmy Duavit and Butch Jimenez

Cinematography by: Romeo Vitug
Film Editing by: Jess Navarro
Music by: Nonong Buencamino

Production Design by: Len Santos
Art Direction by: Tanny Perez
Costume Design by: Manny Santos
Makeup Department: Santos Alfaro (Makeup Artist)

Production Management
Assistant Production Manager: Machiavelli Aquino
Post-Production Manager: Tony Benavidez, Renato Cabaluna
Production Manager: Socrates B. Jose
Assistant Production Manager: Bhoy Mart
Production Manager: Warlito M. Teodoro

Assistant Director: Bey Vito

Art Department
Propsman: Celso Angel, Lito Hernandez,
Carpenter: Boie Angeles, Jojo Asuncion, Guillermo Bantugon, Renato Barleso, Grecco Coching III, Dennis Choching, Sonny Federico, Robert Isla, Terra Juares, Allan Maldo, Jojo Rivera, Boy Valle
Set Man: Ric Centeno, Along Locsin, Jude Quinito, Willy Reyes,
Set Conductor: Grecco Coching Jr.,
Poster Designer, Advertisting and Promotions, Title and Graphics: Abe Medenilla

Sound Department
Mixer, Studio A: Monching Reyes
Mixer Assistant, Studio A: Edmond Novelo, Manny Novelo, Alexander Rima, Onoy Vallejo Jr.
Mixer, Studio B: Jun Aloc, Danny Lorilla
Mixer Assistant, Studio B: Winston Lope, Danny Navarez
Mixer, Studio C: Peter S. Emerenciana,
Mixer Assistant, Studio C: Roger Bernardino, Roger Caoile, Romy Coca
Mixer, Studio D: Mario Osumo
Mixer Assistant, Studio D: Waway Alejo, Victor Elbo
Mixer, Studio E: Joe Climaco
Mixer Assistant, Studio E: Roger Cils, Francis Go, Elmer Torrena
ADR Editor: Aurel Claro Bilbao, Arnel Francia, Arnel M. Labayo, Miguel Rey R. Leal, Ma. Haydee Gemma C. Navales
Foley Sound Effects: Lamberto Casas Jr., Alex Tomboc
Foley Effects Editor: Mac Vasquez
Boom Operator: Ricardo Convicto
Field Soundman: Tito Grino
Looper: Rey Jarlego, Jojo Libumfacil
Dubbing Supervisor: Lucy Quinto
Supervising Sound Engineer: Arnold Reodica
Sound Designer/Sound Engineer): Ramon Reyes
Foley Sound Effects:

Special Effects
Prosthetics: Benny Batoctoy
Titles Design: Abe Medenilla
Special Effects: Kenkoy Torrente

Stunts
Stunts: Aurel Ayson, Vincent Lopez, Jerry Martinez, Noel Ronquillo, Nanie Union, Sammy Vencio

Camera and Lighting Equipment
Grip: Arial Aguilar, Santiago Baricina, Ato Buyo, Eddie Dapilos, Darry Delina, Sonny Ferrer, Jojo Francisco, Vic Henogbeaga, Ronnie Jacinto, Jhon Jurado, Dandan Miraflor, Garry Peralta, Lito Rondina, Jimmy Ross, Michael K. Ross, Marlon Ruance, Roel Villafuerte
Generator Operator: Danny Miraflor
Electrician: Yeyet Antonio,
Steadicam Operator: Willie Castillo,
Assistant Camera: Daniel Delina, Rico Enriquez
Still Photographer: Bebot Delmo
Underwater Photographer: Marissa Floirendo
Clapper Loader: Joel Palaca,
Assistant Gaffer: Wilson Rondina
Loader: Roy Sangco
Lens and Filters Caretaker: Roman Tamayo

Costume and Wardrobe Department
Wardrobe Assistant: Totie Edad, Herman Lagang
Wardrobe Supervisor: Alex Singson

Editorial Department
Assistant Editor: Jun Cabreza, Edgar Gutierrez, Erning Jacinto
Telecine Operator: Ely Carangian, Roberto Q. Nicolas
Laboratory Liaison: Peachy T. Salvador
Post-production Assistant: Chito Tamone

Transportation Department
Service Driver: Jun Arboleda, Jun Bermido, Rudy Bigorna, Lito Bolosan, Johnnie Contreras, Vic Domingo, Arnel Hular, Ruben Joyas, Gerry Manalo, Allen Manego, Lawrence Mejia, Frank Vencio
Unit Driver: Jojo Pineda

Other Crew
Underwater Crew: Marc Ambat, Louie Barrios, Karina Escudero, Rico Manebo, Romeo Manebo, Omar Santos, Albert Vallejo, Glen Yuhico
Production Secretary: Amee Baranda,
Utility: Jayson Bodoso, Kevin Cabaluna, Jonjon Castro, Gary Isla, Anthony Uneta,
Script Supervisor: Darwin Bolsico,
Project Accountant: Angela Derit,
Project Coordinator: Bongbong E. Dimaano, Charina Merin,
Project Assistant: Jelyn Olazo,
Caterer: Luisa Infantado
Schedule Master: Roger Iral,
Talent Coordinator: Jhonny Macarandang,
Title Concept: Noel Manapat,
Special Equipment Caretaker: Ronald Merin
General Manager: Benny H. Tarnate
Production Assistant: Koko Teodoro
Security Head: Sammy Vencio
Vice President of Operations: Gregorio Vera-Perez

Details

Release Date: 24 June 1998
Language: Filipino
Genre: Drama

Plot

“Pepito is bound to become the village’s midwife, something he never dreamed of becoming but was destined to be. Pepito’s mother, Rose, a widow, becomes pregnant in a secret affair with her husband’s married friend. She tries everything to abort the infant because of the embarrassment it would carry. However, all methods fail and the only way she can do to protect their family’s reputation is by suicide. After a while Pepito falls in love with a married teacher. Pepito meets an assortment of people and situations that would prepare him for his journey to understanding life.” (IMDb)

“Pepito, growing up in a remote fishing village in the Philippines is destined to become the successor of his mother: the only midwife in the whole district, a job given from generation to generation. As Pepito’s mother Rosa who is a widow, becomes pregnant she tries everything to abort the baby because of the shame this would bring. This fails and she sees the only way to protect her son is to commit suicide. After a while Pepito falls in love with a teacher from the capitol, Mrs. Santiago. But this relationship cannot have a future.” (IMDb)

“In a remote fishing island in the 50’s, Pepito grows up learning the trade of his mother, Rosa, the only midwife capable of delivering the newborn babies of their community. At first, the young son doesn’t mind the unusual arrangement, but as he grows older, he begins to resist the role traditionally meant only for women. In time, Pepito’s coming of age intersects with the lives of the other islanders, whose beliefs and struggles become critical impetus to his maturity.” (Letterboxd)

Awards

Marilou Diaz-Abaya, Audience Favorite Choice Award – Honorable Mention, Cinequest San Jose Film Festival

GMA Films, Best Picture Nominee FAMAS Awards 1999
Elizabeth Oropesa, Best Actress Nominee FAMAS Awards 1999
Ramon Reyes, Best Sound Winner FAMAS Award 1999

Sa Pusod ng Dagat (1996), Best Picture (Pinakamahusay na Pelikula) Nominee Gawad Urian Award 1999
Marilou Diaz-Abaya, Best Direction (Pinakamahusay na Direksyon) Nominee Gawad Urian Award 1999
Elizabeth Oropesa, Best Actress (Pinakamahusay na Pangunahing Aktres) Nominee Gawad Urian Award 1999
Chin Chin Gutierrez, Best Supporting Actress (Pinakamahusay na Pangalawang Aktres) Nominee Gawad Urian Awards 1999
Jun Lana, Best Screenplay (Pinakamahusay na Dulang Pampelikula) Nominee Gawad Urian Awards 1999
Romeo Vitug, Best Cinematography (Pinakamahusay na Sinematograpiya) Nominee Gawad Urian Awards 1999
Jess Navarro, Best Editing (Pinakamahusay na Editing) Nominee Gawad Urian Awards 1999
Len Santos, Best Production Design (Pinakamahusay na Disenyong Pamproduksiyon) Nominee Gawad Urian Awards 1999
Nonong Buencamino, Best Music (Pinakamahusay na Musika) Nominee Gawad Urian Awards 1999
Ramon Reyes, Best Sound (Pinakamahusay na Tunog) Nominee Gawad Urian Awards 1999

Marilou Diaz-Abaya, Winner FIPRESCI/NETPAC Award Singapore International Film Festival 1998

Jun Lana, Original Screenplay of the Year Winner Star Awards for Movies 1999
Romeo Vitug, Cinematographer of the Year Winner Star Awards for Movies 1999

Trivia

“Based on the 1996 Don Carlos Palanca Literature Memorial Awards grand prize winning piece in Screenplay division, “Mga Bangka sa Tag-Araw” by Jun Lana” (IMDb)

“Official submission of the Philippines for the ‘Best Foreign Language Film’ category of the 71st Academy Awards in 1999.” (IMDb)

Sources

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Letterboxd
TMDb

1998

Sa Pusod ng Dagat (In the Navel of the Sea)

Date: June 24, 1998
Description: A young man grows up learning the trade of his mother, the only midwife in their community. At first, the young son doesn’t mind the unusual arrangement but as he grows older, he begins to resist the role traditionally meant only for women.
Producer: GMA Films
Actors: Jomari Yllana, Elizabeth Oropesa, Chin-Chin Gutierrez, LJ Moreno, Apples Zuniga, Pen Medina, Rolando Tinio, Mia Gutierrez, Ronnie Lazaro

Cast

Lito Lapid (as Manny Agbayani) Liza Lorena (as Paloma) Celia Rodriguez (as Charisma) Rosemarie Gil (as Almeda) Chichay (as Lola Ampay) Josephine Manuel (as Flor) Isabel Rivas Mario Escudero Luz Fernandez Mark Gil (as Jake) Lillian Laing Orestes Ojeda (as Mike Garrido) Romeo Rivera Lucita Soriano

Production Crew

Producer: Jesus B. Yu (Lotus Films) Production Manager: Dennis Liao Writing Credits: Oscar Miranda (Story & Screenplay) Cinematography by: Manolo Abaya Film Editing by: Manolo Abaya and Marc Tarnate Music by: Jun Latonio Production Design by: Don Escudero and Edmund Ty Assistant Director: Gregg de Guzman Stunt Director: Lito Lapit Dance Choreographer: Robert Tongco

Details

Release Date: 20 March 1981
Genre: Action, Drama
Language: Filipino

Plot

“A provinciano goes to the city and is forced to sell his body to realize his ambitions.” (URIAN)

Awards

Trivia

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1999

Jose Rizal

Date: July 25, 1999
Description: Accused of treason, Dr. Jose Rizal awaits trial and meets with his counsel. The two build the case and arguments for the defense, as significant events in the central figure’s life prior to his incarceration unfold.
Producer: GMA FIlms, Filmex
Actors: Cesar Montano, Gloria Diaz, Monique Wilson, Chin-Chin Gutierrez, Mickey Ferriols, Joel Torre, Jaime Fabregas, Gardo Versoza, Pen Medina,Peque Gallaga, Jhong Hilario, Alexis Santaren

Cast

Cesar Montano (as Jose Rizal)
Joel Torre (as Ibarra / Simon)
Jaime Fabregas (as Luis Taviel de Andrade)
Gloria Diaz (as Teodora Alonso)
Gardo Versoza (as Andres Bonifacio)
Monique Wilson (as Maria Clara)
Chin Chin Gutierrez (as Josephine Bracken)
Mickey Ferriols (as Leonor Rivera)
Pen Medina (as Paciano Mercado)
Peque Gallaga (as Archbishop Bernardo Nozaleda, OP)
Bon Viber (as Blanco)
Subas Herrero (as Alcocer)
Tony Mabesa (as Polavieja)
Alexis Santaren (as Olive)
Chiqui Xerxes-Burgos (as Father Villaclara)
Archi Adamos (as Olive’s aid)
Fritz Ynfante (as Anatomy Class Professor)
Jhong Hilario (as Prisoner Servant)
Gina Alajar (as Saturnina)
Tanya Gomez (as Narcisa)
Tess Dumpit (as Maria)
Irma Adlawan (as Lucia)
Angie Castrence (as Josefa)
Rowena Basco (as Trinidad)
Kaye Marie June Congmon (as Soledad)
Ronnie Lazaro (as Francisco Mercado)
Dominic Guinto (as Young Rizal)
Ping Medina (as Young Paciano)
Dennis Marasigan (as Propagandist)
Gregg de Guzman (as Propagandist)
Mon Confiado (as Propagandist)
Eddie Aquino (as Propagandist)
Manolo Barrientos (as Propagandist)
Rolando Inocencio (as Propagandist)
Gilbert Onida (as Propagandist)
Jim Pebanco (as Propagandist)
Troy Martino (as Propagandist)
Kokoy Palma (as Propagandist)
Richard Merck (as Propagandist)
Jess Evardone (as Propagandist)
Marco Sison (as Pio Valenzuela)
Joel Lamangan (as Pio Valenzuela)
Tony Carreon (as Dominican Friar)
Nonie Buencamino (as Elias)
Roeder (as Basilio)
Richard Quan (as Isagani)
Cristobal Gomez (as Padre Damaso)
Nanding Josef (as Antonio Rivera)
Ryan Eigenmann (as Fernando)
Jon Achaval (as Fraile 1)
Cloyd Robinson (as Fraile 2)
Marco Zabaleta (as Frailer 3)
Ogie Juliano (as Padre Rodriguez)
Minco Fabregas (as Padre Sanchez)
Shelby Payne (as Father March)
Pocholo Montes (as Maestro Justiniano)
Jesus Diaz (as Madrid Instructor)
Karl Meyer (as Belgian Printer)
LJ Moreno (as Josephine Bracken’s Friend)
Bey Vito (as Don Dorolco Onjunco)
Kidlat Tahimik (as a La Liga Filipina Guest)
Toto Natividad (as KKK Benefactor)

Production Crew

Producer: GMA Films
Writer: Ricky Lee (Screenplay), Jun Lana (Screenplay), Peter Ong Lim (Screenplay)
Line Producer: Gregg de Guzman
Producer: Marilou Diaz-Abaya, Jimmy Duavit, Butch Jimenez
Executive Producer: Gilberto M. Duavit, Felipe L. Gozon, Menardo R. Jimenez

Cinematography by: Rody Lacap
Film Editing by: Manet A. Dayrit, Jess Navarro
Music by: Nonong Buencamino

Production Design by: Leo Abaya
Art Direction by: Dennis de Castro
Set Decoration by: Mannix Mateo
Costume Design by: Mike Guison

Makeup Department
Associate Makeup and Hair Stylist: Manuel Benito
Makeup Artist / Hair Stylist: Remy Desamparo, Jessica Garcia, Inday Jacinto, Warren Munar, Tweetie Pablo, Rosanna, Sandra Taay, Dennis Julio Y. Tan, Lyle Villahermosa

Production Management
Assistant Production Manager: Machiavelli Aquino
Post-production Supervisor: Pong De Leon
Production Manager: Socrates B. Jose
Post-production Manager: Marjay Maghirang, Maricar Vicencio

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Assistant Director: Angie Casterence
First Assistant Director: Gene De Leon
Second Assistant Director: Joanne Cheryl Ner
Associate Director: Bey Vito

Art Department
Greenman: Kid Abadeza, Ryan Adordionisio, Belindo Lugto, Nono Matubis
Painting and Sculptural Reproduction Artist: Amy Aragon, Jorge Banawa, Jojie Camposano, Doods Capiral, Luisito Cordero, Ulysses Garlitos, Alvin Montano
Calligraphic Artist / Painting and Sculptural Reproduction Artist: Gilda Jimenez
Propsman: Erwin Belarmino, Robert Liwanag, Renato Luanson
Standby Painter/Carpenter: Buddy Capillan, Mateo Capillan
Set Man: Michael Catapang, Jude Daet, Teodorico Gatan Jr., Angelito Lugto, Richie Odi
Scenic Painter: Dan Clariza, Jonell de la Cruz
Property Custodian: Mario Cordial
Set Construction Head: Melchor Defensor, Camilo “Boy” Felipe
Associate Art Director: Bona Fajardo
Calligraphic Artist: Joanne Cheryl Ner
Graphic Designer: Abe Medenilla

Sound Department
ADR Editor: Aurel Claro Bilbao, Lamberto Casas Jr., Arnel Francia, Arnel M. Labayo, Rey R. Leal, Ricardo L. Loresto, Ma. Gemma Haydee Navales, Angelica Reyes
Boom Operator: Mike Curran, Danny Graza, Sonny Neyra
Voice/Dialect Coach: Jaime Fabregas
Live Sound Recordist: Rudy Gonzales
Sound Engineer: Albert Michael Idioma
Audio Consultant: Dodie Lucras
Dolby Sound Consultant: Julian Tinn
Dubbing Supervisor: Lucy Quinto
Supervising Audio Engineer: Arnold Reodica
SFX / Foley Editor: Alex J. Tomboc, Mac A. Vasquez

Special Effects
Chief Prosthetic Effects Artist: Cecille Baun
Assistant Prostehtic Effects Artist: Lucia Saulog
Live Special Effects: Rolly Santo Domingo
Assistant Prostethic Effects Artist: Kathleen Yap

Visual Effects
Digital Artist: Lou Agas, Joel Alagao, Martin Hechanova, Davee Ramos, Fel Rodolfo, Louie Salvio, Stephen Sy, Alex Villegas
Visual Effects Supervisor: Marc Ambat
Domino Rendered Effects Artist: Carol Bernaldez
3D Artist: Anthony Vega Cruz, Jay Santiago
Domino Rendered Effects Artist: Mary Dayan Enriquez, Richard Francia, Ian Hontanosas
Colorist: Marilen Magsaysay, Mabelle Villamor
Engineer: Jay Nepomuceno
Digitial Effects Producer: Anthos Simon

Stunts
Stunt Coordinator: Roland Falces and Sammy Vencio

Camera and Electrical Department
Gaffer: Pacifico Agor
VTR Helper: Eric Amador
Head Electrician: Yeyet Antonio
Electrician: Ading Asis
Grip: Jun Asis, Arnel Bague, Tony Nogot, Garry Peralta, Richard Rendal, Edward Logarta, Roel Ensomo
Spotter: Apolinario Atienza
Dolly Operator: Renato Buyo
Steadicam Camera Grip: Boyet Castillo
Technical Head: Johnny Cecogo
VTR Operator: Ernie de la Cruz
Camera Helper: Leo de Vera
Assistant Camera: Noel De Vera
Still Photographer: Bebot Thelmo
Camera Lifter: Bernie Dijamco
Head Grip: Bobby Gonzales
Clapper Loader: Lito Lapara
Second Unit Camera: Celso Morante
Steadicam Video Technician: Ramil Ocular
Cableman: Rafael Ortega, Marlon Ruance
Elictrician: Pete Ruance
Dolly Operator: Rolly Ruance
Second Unit Assistant Camera: Roy Sangco
Production Still Photographer: William Tan

Costume an Wardobe Department
Wardrobe Cast Coordinator Head: Jovina Escudero Blume
Assistant to Wardrobe Cast Coordinator: Gerald Cabaluna
Assistant to the Head Stylist: Alice Capulong
Associate Costume Designer: Ferdo Cayco
Stylist / Costumer: Christopher Cervantes, Ronaldo Desamparo, Angelito Jose, Robert Jose, Lita Medina, Christopher Salcedo, Marciano Viri
Costumer for Cesar Montano: Vennar Dugasan
Head Stylist: Juan Miguel Escudero
Costume Ageing: Greg Lipit, Richard Santos, Nhel Pepito
Assistant to Costumer for Cesar Montano: Jett Paralejo
Wardrobe Maintenance: Edward Pineda, Bernie Rivera
Wardrobe Accessory Inventory Head: Sonny Boy Salcedo
Location Seamstress: Linda Sanano
Associate Costume Designer: Narciso Santos III
Costume Continuity / Wardrobe Head: Cynthia Ulaso
Wardrobe Maintenance: Raddie Villabert

Editorial Department
Negative Handler: Isabel Aquino, Marisol Bagas
Post-production Secretary: Marilow Briones
Negative Assembler: Zaida Calado, Esperanza Toladro
Negative Handler: Evaline Canapi, Sally A. Carbonel, Anabel Wenceslao, Mina B. Ramos
Negative Runner: Jose Capulong, Noel Dapula
Telecine Operator: Ely B. Carangian, Margot Canares, Roberto Q. Nicolas, Norman Santos
Post-production Messenger: Romeo Gregorio
Assistant Avid Editor: Reggie Gulle, Benjie Samson, Joaquin Tirona
Assistant Film Editor: Edgar Gutierrez, Mario Mendoza
Color Timer: Tony Manning
Laboratory Liaison: Ian Russell
Post-production Coordinator: Peachy Salvador

Music Department
Tenor, Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra: Anthony Alcantara, Dennis Atanacio, Frederick de Santos, Alberto Enero, Brian Moralde
Tenor: Doegracias Fortunato Cruz, John Arthur Hernan
Music Copyist: Jason K. Ansano, Joel F. Cruz
Orchestrations: Nonong Buencamino
Recording Technician: Noel Castro Jr.
Musician (Guitar), Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra: Lester Demetillo
Baritone: Rudy Depakakibo, Raul Supnet, Jo-Honey Romulo, Joseph David Legaspi
Arranger: Nonoy Diestro
Bass: Stephen Lawrence Egan, Roger Sigua, Eric Panganiban
Music Research Assistant: Andrei Jose
Chief Recording Engineer: Eric Juan Lava
Musical Score Performer: Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra
Recording Technician: Var Salvador
Music Copyist: Jun D. Zaldivar

Transportation Department
Transportation Driver: Tito Abaya, Rudy Anido, Larry Balinsoje, Rey Bayona, Sandy Cabaluna, Zoilo Calabig, Edison Carlos, Boy Catapang, Roel Catapang, Arnel Cristobal, Jesus Daclizon, Andy David, Sandy Deldacan, Ino Dicon, August Dionisio, Freddie Dizon, Inocencio Dizon, Mario Frias, Rodel Hipolito, Billy Ilagan, Teddy Ilano, Remy Jacobe, Lito Joyas, Armando Jurilla, Gerry Manalo, Elmer Montemar, Constante Santos, Transportation Driver, Ferdie Ugale, J.R. Viado, Librado Villabert
Generator Operator/Driver: Renato Catampatan
Bus Boy: Boy Pineda

Other Crew
Tray Assistant: Cali Abrasia, Aida Dapula
Caterer: Carlito Abracia
Project Coordinator: Ampy S. Aguila, Eng Baisac, Nita Bayed, Bongbong Dimaano, Mirella Protacio, Erin Valeriano
Operations Manager: Carlos Agustin
Production Coordinator: Myla Ajero, Jap Arca, Egie de Guzman, Robbie de Jesus, Lorna Sanchez, Ellen Tabois, Kevin Cabaluna
Caretaker: Luis Almosara, Boy Arce, Ellen Tabois, Angelo Tiamson, Lando Tion
Crowd Director: Josephine Atienza, Manny Cudia, Dominic Molina, Danny Nazareth
Production Nurse: Raquel Aviado
Production Secretary: Amee Baranda
Researcher / Script Supervisor: Darwin Bolsico
Screenplay Consultant: Jose Bernard Capino, Randy David, Bienvenido Lumbera, Danton Remoto, Jose Victor Torres
Production Accountant: Jocelyn T. Carandang
Utility: Rommel Castillo, Dindo Loterto, Rodel Madla
Schedule Master: Warren Cuevas, Wilson Cuevas, Perry Jose
Crowd Control: Boyet Dagami, Willy Gonzales, Randy Jose, Ronald Merin, Sammy Vencio
Talent Coordinator: Dondon, Hamid Eton, Richard Lopera, Bryan Needam, Andy Oliver, Nida Salcedo, Rusty Sangalang, Gregg Tolentino
Chief Production Accountant: Ding Flores
Sales Producer: Ben Gonzales
Technical Operations Manager: Rick Hawthorne
Caretaker: Wally Jebulan, Bondying Julian, Jerry Julian, Lito Julian, Boy Pineda, Nilo Sanico, Michael Victorina, Randy Villabert
Accountant: Josefina Manibo
Liaison: Amanda Newton
Production: Peter Newton
Producer: James Parsons
Project Accountant: Ami Radores
Sales Producer: Ria Trambulo

Details

Release Date: 25 July 1999
Language: Filipino, Spanish, English, French, German, Latin
Genre: Drama, War, History

Plot

“Jose Rizal’s life and works are recounted through a series of non-linear flashbacks which reflect on various aspects of his life – as writer, propagandist, lover, friend, brother, doctor, and the man that inspired a revolution.” (IMDb)

“Accused of treason, Dr. Jose P. Rizal awaits trial and meets with his colonial government-appointed counsel, Luis Taviel de Andrade. The two build the case and arguments for the defense as significant events in the central figure’s life prior to his incarceration unfold. Upon hearing Rizal’s life story, Taviel begins to realize that the accused not just is innocent but exhibits in fact all the qualities of an extraordinary man. When the mock trial unreels, Taviel is all set to act as the prime advocate for his client as Rizal himself is about to give an earth-moving speech to defend his honor and address his countrymen. Meanwhile, the Spanish authorities have worked out the vast political machinery to ensure a guilty verdict. A revolution waits in the wings.” (Letterboxd)

Awards

José Rizal (1998), Best Picture Winner FAMAS Award 1999
Marilou Diaz-Abaya, Best Director Winner FAMAS Award 1999
Cesar Montano, Best Actor Winner FAMAS Award 1999
Jaime Fabregas, Best Supporting Actor Winner FAMAS Award 1999
Ricardo Lee, Jun Lana, and Peter Ong Lim, Best Screenplay Winner Winner FAMAS Award 1999
Rody Lacap, Best Cinematography Winner FAMAS Award 1999
Jess Navarro and Manet A. Dayritt, Best Editing Winner FAMAS Award 1999
Nonong Buencamino, Best Musical Score Winner FAMAS Award 1999
Nonong Buencamino, Best Movie Theme Song Winner FAMAS Award 1999
Rolly Sto. Domingo, Best Special Effects Winner FAMAS Award 1999
Joel Torre, Best Supporting Actor Nominee FAMAS Award 1999
Gloria Diaz, Best Supporting Actress Nominee FAMAS Award 1999
Dominic Guinto, Best Child Actor Nominee FAMAS Award 1999

Marilou Diaz-Abaya, Best Direction (Pinakamahusay na Direksyon) Winner Gawad Urian Award 1999
Jaime Fabregas, Best Supporting Actor (Pinakamahusay na Pangalawang Aktor) Winner Gawad Urian Award 1999
Rody Lacap, Best Cinematography (Pinakamahusay na Sinematograpiya) Winner Gawad Urian Award 1999
Leo Abaya, Best Production Design (Pinakamahusay na Disenyong Pamproduksiyon) Winner Gawad Urian Award 1999
Nonong Buencamino, Best Music (Pinakamahusay na Musika) Winner Gawad Urian Award 1999
Albert Michael Idoma, Best Sound (Pinakamahusay na Tunog) Winner Gawad Urian Award 1999
José Rizal (1998), Best Picture (Pinakamahusay na Pelikula) Nominee Gawad Urian Award 1999
Cesar Montano, Best Actor (Pinakamahusay na Pangunahing Aktor) Nominee Gawad Urian Award 1999
Jess Navarro, Best Editing (Pinakamahusay na Editing) Nominee Gawad Urian Award 1999

José Rizal (1998), Gatpuno Antonio J. Villegas Cultural Award Winner Metro Manila Film Festival 1999

José Rizal (1998), Best Film Winner Metro Manila Film Festival 1999
Marilou Diaz-Abaya, Best Director Winner Metro Manila Film Festival 1999
Cesar Montano, Best Actor Winner Metro Manila Film Festival 1999
Jaime Fabregas, Best Supporting Actor Winner Metro Manila Film Festival 1999
Gloria Diaz, Best Supporting Actress Winner Metro Manila Film Festival 1999
Ricardo Lee, Jun Luna, and Peter Ong Lim, Best Screenplay Winner Metro Manila Film Festival 1999
Ricardo Lee, Jun Luna, and Peter Ong Lim, Best Original Story Winner Metro Manila Film Festival 1999
Rody Lacap, Best Cinematography Winner Metro Manila Film Festival 1999
Leo Abaya, Best Production Design Winner Metro Manila Film Festival 1999
Jess Navarro and Manet A. Dayrit, Best Editing Winner Metro Manila Film Festival 1999
Albert Michael Idioma, Best Sound Winner Metro Manila Film Festival 1999
Nonong Buencamino, Best Musical Score Winner Metro Manila Film Festival 1999
Nonong Buencamino, Best Movie Theme Song Winner Metro Manila Film Festival 1999
José Rizal (1998), Best Float Winner Metro Manila Film Festival 1999
Dennis Julio Y. Tan, Best Makeup Artist Winner Metro Manila Film Festival 1999
Marc Ambat, Best Visual Effects Winner Metro Manila Film Festival 1999

José Rizal (1998), Movie of the Year Star Awards for Movies 1999
Marilou Diaz-Abaya, Director of the Year Star Awards for Movies 1999
Cesar Montano, Actor of the Year Star Awards for Movies 1999
Ricardo Lee, Jun Lana, and Peter Ong Lim, Adapted Screenplay of the Year Star Awards for Movies 1999
Jaime Fabregas, Supporting Actor of the Year Star Awards for Movies 1999
Leo Abaya, Production Designer of the Year Star Awards for Movies 1999
Jess Navarro and Manet A. Dayrit, Editor of the Year Star Awards for Movies 1999
Albert Michael Idioma, Sound Engineering of the Year Star Awards for Movies 1999
Nonong Buencamino, Musical Scorer of the Year Star Awards for Movies 1999

Cesar Montano, Best Performance by Male or Female, Adult or Child, Individual or Ensemble in Leading or Supporting Role Nominee Young Critics Circle Award 1999

Trivia

“Cesar Montano agreed to scale down his talent fee (reported to be 5 million pesos per movie). He also cancelled everything else on his schedule to concentrate on training for his role. His tutorials involved languages (Rizal spoke Spanish, French, German and Latin), fencing, painting, drawing, sculpture, and other skills that the national hero excelled in.” (IMDb)

“Shown on 12 June 1998, the movie was one of the highlights of festivities for the Philippine Centennial celebrations.” (IMDb)

“Director Marilou Diaz-Abaya, a University of the Philippines film graduate, enlisted the aid of three known UP professors as screenplay consultants – Dr. Bienvenido Lumbera, Dr. Randy David, and Asst. Prof. Danton Remoto.” (IMDb)

“The role of Jose Rizal was initially offered to Aga Muhlach.” (IMDb)

“One of two films to win 11 FAMAS Awards. The first one was Tinimbang Ka Ngunit Kulang (1974).” (IMDb)

Sources

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Letterboxd

Muro-Ami (Reef Hunters)

Date: December 29, 1999
Description: As fire devours his fishing boat, an erstwhile angry, selfish, and abusive man sacrifices himself to save the lives of the many children he has hired to do the illegal muro-ami fishing.
Producer: GMA Films
Actors: Cesar Montano, Pen Medina, Jhong Hilario, Amy Austria, Rebecca Lusterio

Cast

Cesar Montano (as Fredo)
Pen Medina (as Dado)
Jhong Hilario (as Botong)
Amy Austria (as Susan)
Rebecca Lusterio (as Kalbo)
Jerome Sales (as Filemon)
Teodoro Penaranda Jr. (as Tabugok)
Walter Pacatang (as Tibo)
Ranilo Boquil (as Kokoy)
Cris Vertido (as Albularyo)
Gigi Agustin (as Aurora)
Erwin Sevilla (as Dante)
Policarpo Araula (as Kanor)

Production Crew

Producer: GMA Films
Writer: Ricardo Lee & Jun Lana
Executive Producer: Gilberto M. Duavit, Felipe L. Gozon, Menardo R. Jimenez
Producer: Marilou Diaz-Abaya, Jimmy Duavit, Butch Jimenez
Line Producer: Bhey Vito

Cinematography by: Rody Lacap
Film Editing by: Jess Navarro
Music by: Nonong Buencamino

Production Design by: Leo Abaya
Art Direction by: Bonna Fajardo, Mannix Mateo
Makeup Department: Ricardo “Amy” Santiago (Hairstylist)

Production Management
Unit Head: Johnny Cecogo
Post-production Supervisor: Pong De Leon
Production Manager: Romeo Opulencia
Post-production Manager: Maricar L. Vicencio

Second Unit Director
Assistant Director: Jun Austria, Angie Castrence, George Glenn Yumico

Art Department
Special Underwater Props: Benny Batoctoy
Set Man: Mateo Capillan, Charlie Estadilla, Aphol Mendoza, Tantan Rosal
Set Construction Head: Camilo Felipe
Props: Drydon Lungay, Gene Lungay
Designer’s Apprentice: Francis Xavier Pasion
Assistant Art Director: Reginald Villegas
Graphic Designer: Abe Medenilla

Sound Department
ADR Engineer: Aurel M. Bilbao, Ross B. Diaz, Arnel Francia, Arnel M. Labayo, Ricardo L. Loresto Jr., Reggie Quindoyos
Sound Underwater Unit Crew: Johnny Buencamino, Boy Venus, Otts Yurtco
SFX / Foley Editor: Bebet A. Casas, Alex J. Tomboc, Mac A. Vasquez
Boom Operator: Boyet de Jesus, Sonny Neyra
Field Sound Recordist: Rudy Gonzales
Sound: Albert Michael Idioma
Audio Consultant: Arnedo C. Lucas
Supervising Audio Engineer: Arnold M. Reodica, Adiss P. Tabong
ADR Engineer: Angie A. Reyes

Special Effects
Prosthetics: Rick Samoria, Beng Valdez
Special Effects: Rolly Sto. Domingo

Visual Effects
Digital Artist: Joel Alagao, Louie Salvio, Stephen Sy, Alex Villegas
Engineer: Cedrick Alfonso, Jay Nepomuceno, Paul Ursua
Visual Effects Supervisor: Marc Ambat
Telecine Colorist: Marilen Magsaysay, Raffy Villanueva
Optical Effects Manager: Ken Phelan
Producer: Ruel Yap

Camera and Electrical Department
Underwater Camera Operator: Manolo Abaya, Marissa Floirendo
Grip Safety Diver: Ronnie Abrantes, Nonong Sagarino, Tony Valiente, Albert Vallejo, Racquel Yabyabin, Fidel Catan, Romeo Lapinig, Nilo Lorejo
Head Electrician: Yeyet Antonio
Assistant Electrician: Ading Asis
Grip: Arnel Bague, Edward Logarta, Rafael Ortega
Key Grip: Louie Barrios, Bobby Gonzales
Assistant Dolly Operator: Renato Buyo
Steadicam Operator: Wilfredo Castillo
Generator Operator: Renato Catampatan
Cableman Mechanic: Tony Cladera
VTR Operator: Ernie de la Cruz, Roger Riotoc
First Assistant Camera: Noel De Vera
Lighting Crew: Roel Ensomo
Assistant Camera: Karina Escudero
Video Assistant Cableman: Homer Hernandez
Hydroflex Technician: Gerardo Jacinto, Mike Jacinto, Rico Jacinto, Jojo Mariano
Clapper Loader: Lito Lapara
Second Camera / Gaffer: Celso Morante
Camera Helper: Teddy Orobador, Roman Tamayo
Gaffer: Monchie Redoble
Best Boy: Marlon Ruance
Cinejib Operator: Rolly Ruance
Second Assistant Camera: Roy Sangco
Camera Lifter: Freddie Talisayon
Still Photographer: Angelo Thelmo

Costume and Wardrobe Department
Chief Dresser: Cheng Dugasan
Wardrobe: Joanne Cheryl Ner
Dresser Dyer: Nelia Heloisa Lungay Recemilla

Editorial Department
Associate Film Editor: Renewin B. Alano
Assistant Editor: Lissa M. Banaag
Negative Assembler: Zaida C. Calado, Esperanza Toladro
Telecine Operator: Ely B. Carangian
Post-production Assistant: Noel Dapula
Laboratory Negative Processing Supervisor: Jun A. Enriquez
Project Coordinator: Carmela E. De Asis
Post-production Messenger: Romeo Gregorio
Negative Cutter: Edgar Gutierrez, Mario Mendoza
Laboratory Technical Liaison: Rick Hawthorne
Project Coordinator: Rachel M. Manalac
Post-production Assistant: Rannie Reintar
Laboratory Liaison: Ian Russell

Music Department
Musician: Enriquez Barcelo, Apolonio Disimulacion (French Horn), Vicente Galang (French Horn), Rizalino Garcia (Oboe English Horn), Severino Ramirez (Bassoon), Victorino San Antonio (Clarinet Bass)
Synthesizer Performance Programming: Nonong Buencamino
Assistant Recording Engineer: Noel Castro Jr., Var Salvador
Copyist: Jonathan Cruz
Chief Recording Engineer: Eric Lava
Performer: The Loboc Children’s Choir
Orchestrations and Choral Arrangement: Joy Marfil
Choir Conductor: Alma Talbo

Other Crew
Operations Manager: Carlos Agustin
Production Assistant: Myla Angelica N. Ajero, Marlon Caballo, Warren Cuevas, Lorna Sanchez
Traffic Coordinator: Marlyn Baisac, Erin Valeriano
Script Supervisor: Darwin Bolsico, Neyney Guevarra, Rene Juntereal
Utility: Rudy Bravo, Jun Recaña
Assistant Coordinator: Kevin S. Cabaluna
Senior Accountant: Jocelyn T. Carandang
Technical Operations Engineer: Frank B. Chico, Geoffrey A. Hernandez, Uriah Y. Dypuekeng, Daye Moralita, Nar M. Umali
Division Head: Marilou Diaz-Abaya
Project Accountant: Marlyn Tablizo
Messenger: Enrique Dungca, Ricky C. Fernandez
Accounting Assistant: Janette D. Ferrer
Chief Project Accountant: Ding Flores
Apprentice to Director: Allan Forte
Project Accountant: Jennifer Francisco, Josephine Manibo, Fredlyn Ramirez
Accounting Department: Rene Gallano, Roby Opena
Safety Diver: Larry Gallares, Tirso Lingad Jr., Casty Pambid
Production Liaison: Amanda Newton, Peter Newton
Producer: James Parsons
Helicopter Pilot: Maj. Ricardo Rodriguez
International Coordinator: Peachy T. Salvador
Logistics Manager: Mel Segarra
Chief of Operations: Boy Siojo (Scuba Diving Operations)
Secretary: Eleen E. Tabios (GMA Films International Division)

Details

Release Date: 29 December 1999
Language: Filipino, Bisaya
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Action

Plot

“Fredo (Cesar Montano) is a fisherman who has endured more than his share of hardship in life; his wife and child both perished in a boating accident, and today Fredo approaches each trip to the sea with the angry determination of a man out for revenge. Fredo commands a crew of young people from poor families as he takes his rattletrap ship into the ocean in search of fish that live along the reefs, snaring catch with an illegal netting system. Not all of Fredo’s youthful sailors are willing to put up with his abusive arrogance, however, and even his father Dado (Pen Medina) and close friend Botong (Jhong Hilario) have grown weary of Fredo’s tirades. Fredo’s body is beginning to betray him as well, and as he and his crew damage the sea’s reef beds in search of fish, no one is certain how much longer he will be able to continue.” (IMDb)

Awards

Muro-ami (1999), Best Picture Winner FAMAS Awards 2000
Rebecca Lusterio, Best Child Actress Winner FAMAS Awards 2000
Marilou Diaz-Abaya, Best Director Winner FAMAS Awards 2000
Rody Lacap, Manolo Abaya, and Marissa Floirendo, Best Cinematography Winner FAMAS Awards 2000
Albert Michael Idioma, Best Sound Winner FAMAS Awards 2000
Cesar Montano, Best Actor Nominee FAMAS Awards 2000
Jhong Hilario, Best Supporting Actor Nominee FAMAS Awards 2000

Muro-ami (1999), Best Picture Nominee FAP Awards 2000
Cesar Montano, Best Actor Nominee FAP Awards 2000
Pen Medina, Best Supporting Actor Nominee FAP Awards 2000
Marilou Diaz-Abaya, Best Director Nominee FAP Awards 2000
Jess Navarro, Best Editing Nominee FAP Awards 2000
Leo Abaya, Best Production Design Nominee FAP Awards 2000
Albert Michael Idioma, Best Sound Nominee FAP Awards 2000

Marilou Diaz-Abaya, Best Direction (Pinakamahusay na Direksyon) Nominee Gawad Urian Award 2000
Cesar Montano, Best Actor (Pinakamahusay na Pangunahing Aktor) Nominee Gawad Urian Award 2000
Jhong Hilario, Best Supporting Actor (Pinakamahusay na Pangalawang Aktor) Nominee Gawad Urian Award 2000
Pen Medina, Best Supporting Actor (Pinakamahusay na Pangalawang Aktor) Nominee Gawad Urian Award 2000
Rody Lacap, Best Cinematography (Pinakamahusay na Sinematograpiya) Nominee Gawad Urian Award 2000
Leo Abaya, Best Production Design (Pinakamahusay na Disenyong Pamproduksiyon) Nominee Gawad Urian Award 2000
Nonong Buencamino, Best Music (Pinakamahusay na Musika) Nominee Gawad Urian Award 2000
Albert Michael Idioma, Best Sound (Pinakamahusay na Tunog) Nominee Gawad Urian Award 2000

Marilou Diaz-Abaya, Golden Maile Award Nominee Hawaii International Film Festival 2000

Marilou Diaz-Abaya, Best Director Winner Metro Manila Film
Pen Medina, Best Supporting Actor Winner Metro Manila Film Festival 1999
Rebecca Lusterio, Best Child Performer Winner Metro Manila Film Festival 1999
Marilou Diaz-Abaya, Ricardo Lee, and Jun Lana, Best Story Winner Metro Manila Film Festival 1999
Rody Lacap, Best Cinematography Winner Metro Manila Film Festival 1999
Jess Navarro, Best Editing Winner Metro Manila Film Festival 1999
Leo Abaya, Best Production Design Winner Metro Manila Film Festival 1999
Nonong Buencamino, Best Musical Score Winner Metro Manila Film Festival 1999
Albert Michael Idioma, Best Sound Recording Winner Metro Manila Film Festival 1999
Marc Ambat, Best Visual Effects Winner Metro Manila Film Festival 1999

Jhong Hilario, Supporting Actor of the Year Winner Star Awards for Movies 2000
Rebecca Lusterio, Child Performer of the Year Winner Star Awards for Movies 2000
Rebecca Lusterio, New Movie Actress of the Year Winner Star Awards for Movies 2000
Rody Lacap, Cinematographer of the Year Winner Star Awards for Movies 2000
Nonong Buencamino, Musical Scorer of the Year Winner Star Awards for Movies 2000
Albert Michael Idioma, Sound Engineer of the Year Winner Star Awards for Movies 2000

Jhong Hilario, Best Performance by Male or Female, Adult or Child, Individual or Ensemble in Leading or Supporting Role Nominee Young Critics Circle 2000

Trivia

“30th Metro Manila Film Festival-Philippines 2004 Awards Night (2004) (TV Special)
Footage of this movie was featured.” (IMDb)

Sources

IMDB
Letterboxd
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2001

Bagong Buwan (New Moon)

Date: December 25, 2001
Description: In his new role as leader of a community, a Muslim doctor realizes the difficulties that Muslim civilians go through in their quest for a peaceful existence despite being caught in the middle of the war between Muslims and the military.
Producer: Star Cinema Productions
Actors: Cesar Montano, Amy Austria, Caridad Sanchez, Jericho Rosales, Noni Buencamino, Ronnie Lazaro, Carlo Aquino

Cast

Cesar Montano (as Ahmad)
Caridad Sanchez (as Bae Farida)
Amy Austria (as Fatima)
Jericho Rosales (as Lieutenant Ricarte)
Ronnie Lazaro (as Datu Ali)
Jhong Hilario (as Jason)
Carlo Aquino (as Rashid)
Jiro Manio (as Francis)
Nonie Buencamino (as Musa)
Jodi Sta. Maria (as Dolor)
Cris Daluz (as Imam)
Bryan Homecillo (as Ibrahim)
Angela Montano (as Servant Girl)
Olga Natividad (as Rashid’s Mother)
Dante Balaois (as First Datu)
Soliman Cruz (as Second Datu)
Val Romano (as Third Datu)
Karla Pambid (as Francis’ Mother)
Jimmy Galang (as Francis’ Father)
Cesar Xeres-Burgos (as the Priest)

Muslim Evacuees: Maila Romero, Lara Bahian, Jermaida Jumahadi, Betty Conde, Bai Almira Sandigan, Yolly Sevilla, Lily Escaño, Fely Alcanar, Manny Silvestre, Raymond Vivo, Raymart Vivo, Lubelyn Soriano, Willy Majaducon, Juliet Malacas, EJ Jallorina, Marianne Soriano, Oding Mabasok, Geron Cortez-Ng, Beth Enriquez, Edna Noble, Farhana Sandigan, Keneth Dimalanta, Roswald Corpuz

MILF Group: Drago Muñoz, Jing Alvarado, Randy Roxas, Manuel Favena, Ador Peña, Jerry Olaer, Romy Tolosa, Joel Pendot, Boy Mart, Nash Espinosa, Rex Comia, Dep Rivera, Tony Belmonte, Edgar Sayon, Rodolfo Contreras, Eric Vicman, John Lapid, Roland Martin, Nato Comia, Rex Viovicencio, Richard Morcoso, Franz Uberas, Yancy Rimando, Ustadz Kahat, Ustadz Bayan, Ting Kusain, Lardy, H. Non Mislay, Efren Tecero, Angelo Mendoza, Ricky Nepomuceno, Romel Hermino, Ding Herona, Tony Leyva, Amante Polide, Joely Giray, Chico Gutierrez, Tarzan Abalos, Vic Gaditano, Deo Rivera, Arthur Cudia, Elmer Sayson, Butch Bautista, Danny Basas, Val Hek, Marc Torres, Rico Abedania, Sherman Salem, Gary Postrado, Rey De La Paz, Danny Porinungo

Marines Group: Elmer Fiel, Temmy Albelda, Jenibo Lim, Repaeles Salonga, Joey Vencio, Jojo Placente, David Gulaman, Jun Callao, Joey Talamjangit, Tony Ibañez, Jing Valiente, Mo Zee, Quar Henares

Production Crew

Producer: Star Cinema Productions, Bahaghari Productions (BPS)
Writer: Marilou Diaz-Abaya, Ricky Lee, Jun Lana
Line Producer: Gregg de Guzman
Producer: Marilou Diaz-Abaya, Niña Romualdez
Line Producer: Socrates B. Jose
Executive Producer: Margie Moran-Floirendo, Malou N. Santos, Charo Santos-Concio

Cinematography by: Eduardo Jacinto
Film Editing by: Jess Navarro
Music by: Nonong Buencamino

Production Design by: Judy Lou de Pio

Production Management
Production Manager: Nito Bayed, Ma. Fenady Uriarte

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Assistant Director: Angie Castrence, Allan Forte, Maricar Vicencio, Socrates B. Jose
Director Trainee: Chris Costelo, Guia Gonzales, Quark Henares, Mo Zee

Art Department
Set Designer: Leo Abaya
Assistant Set Designer: Paul Infante
Associate Production Designer: John Portugal

Sound Department
Live Sound Recordist: Rudy Gonzales
Sound: Albert Michael M. Idioma

Special Effects
Special Effects Supervisor: Rolly Sto. Domingo

Visual Effects
Visual Effects Supervisor: Dodge Ledesma

Editorial Department
Assistant Editor: Lissa Banaag

Other Crew
Script Supervisor: Darwin Bolsico
Ads, Promotion, and Publicity: Roxy Liquigan, Jackie Y. Liu
Special Consultant: Datu Michael Mastura, Fr. Eliseo Mercado Jr.

Details

Release Date: 25 December 2001
Language: Filipino, English
Genre: Drama, Action, War
Run Time: 130 minutes

Plot

“A Muslim doctor returns to his home land where the Philippine military is at war against the MILF While he endeavors to lead his family and other civilians to safety, he struggles to reconcile his professional and religious principles.” (IMDb)

“Ahmad belongs to the Bangsamoro people. While many of his kind are bent on fighting, thinking that Mindanao is only for the Muslims, Ahmad prefers to live a simple and peaceful life. He works as a doctor in Manila while his wife, Fatima, and his only son, Ibrahim, stay in Mindanao with his mother, Farida. Ahmad is shocked and devastated when Fatima breaks the confounding news. Ibrahim was killed by a stray bullet when vigilantes indiscriminately fire at their village. Ahmad goes back to where he came from Mindanao. Ibrahim’s death did not cause Ahmad to stop striving to live a peaceful life, much to the consternation of his brother, Musa. His brother takes an exactly opposite stand. Musa believes in waging a war against all the Kaafir (unbelievers) who may impede the Moro’s goal of independence. He even trains his young son, Rashid to a Muslim warrior’s life.” (Letterboxd)

Awards

Bagong Buwan (New Moon, 2001), Best Picture Winner FAMAS Awards 2002
Caridad Sanchez, Best Supporting Actress Winner FAMAS Awards 2002
Jiro Manio, Best Child ACtor Winner FAMAS Awards 2002
Marilou Diaz-Abaya, Best Director Winner FAMAS Awards 2002
Jun Lana and Ricardo Lee, Best Screenplay Winner FAMAS Awards 2002
Eduardo Jacinto, Best Cinematography Winner FAMAS Awards 2002
Jess Navarro, Best Editing Winner FAMAS Awards 2002
Nonong Buencamino, Best Musical Score Winner FAMAS Awards 2002
Rudy Gonzales and Albert Michael Idioma, Best Sound Winner FAMAS Awards 2002

Cesar Montano, Best Actor Nominee FAMAS Awards 2002
Amy Austria, Best Actress Nominee FAMAS Awards 2002
Marilou Diaz-Abaya, Best Story Nominee FAMAS Awards 2002
Judy Lou de Pio, Best Art Direction Nominee FAMAS Awards 2002
Joey Ayala, Best Theme Song for “Walang Hanggang Paalam” Nominee FAMAS Awards 2002

Caridad Sanchez, Best Supporting Actress Winner FAP Awards 2002
Judy Lou de Pio, Best Production Design Winner FAP Awards 2002

Cesar Montano, Best Actor (Pinakamahusay na Pangunahing Aktor) Nominee Gawad Urian Awards 2002
Eduardo Jacinto, Best Cinematography (Pinakamahusay na Sinematograpiya) Nominee Gawad Urian Awards 2002

Trivia

“Maalaala mo kaya: Manok (2011) (TV Episode) the film that is being shown when Poying is scared off.” (IMDb)

“30th Metro Manila Film Festival-Philippines 2004 Awards Night (2004) (TV Special) Footage of this movie was featured.” (IMDb)

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2003

Noon at Ngayon (Then and Now)

Date: August 13, 2003
Description: Four women, who lived against the norms during their untamed days two decades ago, get back together to cope with the changing times.
Producer: Star Cinema
Actors: Dina Bonnevie, Cherry Pie Picache, Jean Garcia, Eula Valdez, Laurice Guillen, Marvin Agustin

Cast

Dina Bonnevie (as Joey)
Eula Valdez (as Sylvia)
Jean Garcia (as Kathy)
Cherry Pie Picache (as Marites)
Jericho Rosales (as Levi)
Marvin Agustin (as Bobby)
Paolo Contis (as Bryan)
Jodi Sta. Maria (as Guia)
Dimples Romana
Laurice Guillen
Nonie Buencamino
Lito Pimentel
Lorenz Martinez
Aiza Marquez
Patrick Garcia
Ramon De Vera
Jenny Miller

Production Crew

Producer: Star Cinema Productions
Writer: Ricky Lee (Story and Screenplay)
Producer: Tess V. Fuentes
Executive Producer: Malou N. Santos, Charo Santos-Concio

Cinematography by: Eduardo Jacindo
Film Editing by: Tara Illenberger
Music by: Nonong Buencamino

Production Design by: Kay S. Abaño

Secon Unit Director or Assistant Director
Second Assistant Director: Mo Zee

Sound Department
Live Sound Recordist: Rudy Gonzales
Sound: Alberd Michael M. Idioma

Details

Release Date: 13 August 2003
Language: Filipino, English
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Run Time: 125 minutes

Plot

“Joey comes home after nearly a decade of living in the States. With Joey back, the four friends find themselves complete again they reminisce on the good old times, marvel at the changes in each other’s lives. Indeed, a lot of things may have changed through the years, but some things remain constant.” (Letterboxd)

Awards

Paolo Contis, Best Supporting Actor Nominee FAMAS Awards 2004
Aiza Marquez, Best Supporting Actress Nominee FAMAS Awards 2004
Marilou Diaz-Abaya, Best Director Nominee FAMAS Awards 2004

Jericho Rosales, Best Supporting Actor (Pinakamahusay na Pangalawang Aktor) Nominee Gawad Urian Awards 2004

Trivia

“Laurice Guillen is the lone original cast member from the original film, Moral (1982).” (IMDb)

“This movie is the 10th year anniversary presentation of Star Cinema Productions Inc.” (IMDb)

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2005

Maging Akin Muli

Date: December 18, 2005
Description: Through his journey to priesthood, a young man realizes his purpose in life.
Producer: Jesuit Communications Foundation
Actors: Marvin Agustin, Noel Trinidad, Sandy Andolong, Jaime Fabregas, Ronnie Lazaro, Noni Buencamino, Idda Aguilar, Liza Dino, JR Gatus, Missy Maramara

Cast

Marvin Agustin (as Jun Jun Santos)
Noel Trinidad (as Fr. Doy Salvador)
Sandy Andolong (as Ina Santos)
Jaime Fabregas (as Atty. Casas)
Ronnie Lazaro (as Nonoy Cruz)
Nonie Buencamino (as Fr. Paul)
Idda Aguilar (as Nurse)
Liza Diño (as News Reporter)
J.R. Gatus
Missy Maramara (as Dolly Martires)
Ester Martinez
Karla Pambid (as Mother)
Efren Reyes Jr. (as Ben Martires)

Production Crew

Producer: Jesuit Communications Foundation
Writer: Marilou Diaz-Abaya

Cinematography by: Mo Zee
Film Editing by: Tim Delos Reyes
Music by: Nonong Buencamino

Art Direction by: Nice Malijan

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Assistant Director: Michaela C. Tatad
Assistant Director / Associate Director: Christian Vallez

Art Department
Assistant Art Director: Melissa Mae Chua

Sound Department
Sound Recordist: Alex Tomboc

Details

Release Date: 18 December 2005
Language: Filipino, English
Genre: Drama

Plot

“Jun Jun, 26, is a newly-ordained deacon. By tradition, he may now be addressed as “Reverend,” a title that sounds better with his full name, Christoper Santos, Jr. But he prefers to be simply Junjun-ordinary, simple, cool. Junjun entered the seminary at age 12, but he nevertheless enjoyed his childhood and teens, managed to have a couple of girlfriends in secret, earned good grades, and taught himself to sing pop songs as well. He has never doubted his vocation, but often wonders if there are ways to live it “outside the box.” Music is the language of his heart, the prayer of his soul. After ordination as a deacon, he is sent to his hometown to assist in the parish and gain pastoral experience as a way of preparing for his ordination to the priesthood. There he meets Fr. Salvador Bautista, 65, fluent in Latin and Italian, a product of the “old school.” Ordained just as the reforms of the Second Vatican Council were launched, Fr. Doy had served in several parishes before being assigned to the rural Parish of Santiago Apostol the past five years. MAGING AKIN MULI accompanies Junjun on his journey to the priesthood. At Santiago Apostol, he encounters the complexities of life for his fellow pilgrims in the parish -a generous but demanding benefactor, a young lady in distress, a couple whose son is on death row. The lives of these people enrich his own, but also challenge his vocation to be good and holy, to belong to God. The film explores the tension between human freedom, what people decide to do with their lives, and divine wisdom, what God asks of each person.” (IMDb)

Awards

Maging Akin Muli is a TV Movie Drama.

Trivia

 

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2011

Ikaw ang Pag-ibig (You Are Love)

Date: September 14, 2011
Producer: Cine Filipinas Productions
Actors: Marvin Agustin, Ina Feleo, Marjorie Lorico, Jomari Yllana

Cast

Marvin Agustin (as Johnny)
Ina Feleo (as Vangie)
Marjorie Lorico (as Yaya Luz)
Jomari Yllana (as Joey)

Production Crew

Producer: Star Cinema Productions, Marilou Diaz-Abaya Film Institute, Archdiocese of Caceres
Writer: Marilou Diaz-Abaya
Associate Line Producer: Nonong Buencamino, Gabriela Tatad
Line Producer: Sharmaine Buencamino
Executive Producer: Most Rev. Leonardo Z. Legaspi
Co-producer: Msgr. Romulo Vergara

Cinematogrpahy by: David Abaya
Film Editing by: Tara Illenberger
Music by: Nonong Buencamino

Production Design by: Giselle Andres, Tess Rivera, Cris Silva
Makeup Department
Makeup Artists: Loreli Haspela, Anne Magadia, Cathy Rada

Production Management
Post-production Supervisor: Javier Abola, Joy Elisse Aquino
Production Manager: Audie Gonzales

Secon Unit Director or Assistant Director
Assistant Director: Javier Abola, Christian Vallez

Sound Department
Boom Operator: Edwin Alicaway
Sound Recordist: Christian Paul T. Delos Reyes, Lloyd Patrick Elvina
Sound: Albert Michael Idioma

Camera and Electric Department
Camera Operator: Pacifico Agor, Randy Castañeda
Still Photographer: Cadge Arcadio
Electrician: Franklin Irupang
First Assistant Camera: Ener Riel
Second Assistant Camera: Jolas Bondoc, Orlando Velayo
Third Assistant Camera: Ernan Francisco
Gaffer: Ronald Riel

Editorial Department
Assistant Editor: Javier Abola, Vitaliano Rave

Details

Release Date: 14 September 2011
Language: Filipino
Genre: Drama, Family
Running Time: 120 minutes

Plot

“Evangeline spends most of her time working late, editing TV commercials. Her work doesn’t leave her much time to spend with her boyfriend Joey or their son. In spite of having a family, she mostly keeps to herself, enjoying her independence. But when her priest brother Johnny is diagnosed with cancer, she’s suddenly called on to be a possible bone marrow donor. As her dysfunctional family starts to gather around the ailing Johnny, Evangeline is forced to come face to face with her failings.” (Letterboxd)

Awards

Marilou Diaz-Abaya Film Institute, Best Motion Picture (Drama) Nominee Golden Screen Awards 2012
Ina Feleo, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Drama) Nominee Golden Screen Awards 2012
Marvin Agustin, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Drama, Musical or Comedy) Nominee Golden Screen Awards 2012
Nonie Buencamino, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Drama, Musical or Comedy) Nominee Golden Screen Awards 2012
Marilou Diaz-Abaya, Best Director Nominee Golden Screen Awards 2012
Marilou Diaz-Abaya, Best Original Screenplay Nominee Golden Screen Awards 2012
Marilou Diaz-Abaya, Best Original Screenplay Nominee Golden Screen Awards 2012
Marilou Diaz-Abaya, Best Story Nominee Golden Screen Awards 2012
David Abaya, Best Cinematography Nominee Golden Screen Awards 2012
Tara Illenberger, Best Editing Nominee Golden Screen Awards 2012
Cris Silva, Giselle Andres, and Tess Rivera, Best Production Design Nominee Golden Screen Awards 2012
Albert Michael Idioma, Best Sound Nominee Golden Screen Awards 2012
Nonong Buencamino, Best Musical Score Nominee Golden Screen Awards 2012
Ogie Alcasid and Carol Banawa, Best Original Song Nominee Golden Screen Awards 2012

“Ikaw ang Aking Pag-ibig”, Digital Movie Original Theme Song of the Year Winner Star Awards for Movies 2012
Marilou Diaz-Abaya, Digital Movie Director of the Year Nominee Star Awards for Movies 2012
Yogo Singh, Movie Child Performer of the Year Nominee Star Awards for Movies 2012
Star Cinema Productions, Archdiocese of Caceres, and Marilou Diaz-Abaya Film Institute, Digital Movie of the Year Nominee Star Awards for Movies 2012

Trivia

 

Sources

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