‘Mañanita’ review: Silent at its best

Director Paul Soriano brings us a silent treatment of a well-known story of the ‘Mañanita’ song propelled by Bela Padilla’s most complicated role to date. Mañanita is a story of an ex-military sniper who is honorably discharged and accepts a mission that will indefinitely change her life in the attempts to make ends meet. ItContinue reading “‘Mañanita’ review: Silent at its best”

‘Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis’ screens anew at the Cinematheque Centre Manila

Due to insistent public demand, the Cinematheque Centre Manila is re-screening Lav Diaz’s Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis during its run in April and May 2016. The Cinematheque is located at 855 T.M. Kalaw Street, Ermita, Manila. Admission is at P200. Screening starts at 11:00 AM, with a one-hour break and another thirty-minute break. Just for theContinue reading “‘Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis’ screens anew at the Cinematheque Centre Manila”

MOVIE REVIEW: Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis (2016)

“Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis” (A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery) Review Written and directed by Lav Diaz May kung anong hiwaga sa loob ng bagong pelikula ni Lav Diaz na sa unang eksena pa lang ay mararamdaman na. May kung anong pagtagos mula sa halos kwadradong litrato patungo sa pandama ng manonood. Mananatili ito saContinue reading “MOVIE REVIEW: Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis (2016)”

Cinematheque Centre Manila screens Lav Diaz’s ‘Mula Sa Kung Ano Ang Noon’

In honor of Lav Diaz’s new film being selected for the Main Competition of the Berlin International Film Festival 2016, his previous masterpiece, ‘Mula Sa Kung Ano Ang Noon’ will grace the screens of the Cinematheque Centre Manila every day from January 22 to 31. READ MORE: Here is the complete schedule of screenings this January at CinemathequeContinue reading “Cinematheque Centre Manila screens Lav Diaz’s ‘Mula Sa Kung Ano Ang Noon’”

Lav Diaz’s 8-hour ‘Hele Sa Hiwagang Hapis’ to compete in Berlinale 2016

Lav Diaz’s eight-hour Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis (A Lullaby for the Sorrowful Mystery) has been officially selected to compete in the Main Competition section of the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival. In black and white and running at 482 minutes, Hele marries history, literature, and mythology as it follows an interconnected narratives during the Philippine Revolution of 1896-1897 against the Spanish.Continue reading “Lav Diaz’s 8-hour ‘Hele Sa Hiwagang Hapis’ to compete in Berlinale 2016”