Month: March 2016

Enchong Dee puts Direk Gino M. Santos on hot seat: “So, who’s your first choice?”

Enchong Dee puts Direk Gino M. Santos on hot seat: “So, who’s your first choice?”

Direk Gino Santos’s requirement in choosing Lila stars: ‘Bond with your actors.’

 

One of the things Director Gino Santos required for himself in choosing his lead stars for Lila is that he’d be able to bond with his actors. The video interview with him and his lead stars Janine Gutierrez and Enchong Dee is evident of how well they have bonded when they did the movie.

To learn more about Lila, WATCH THIS VIDEO.
Read more at http://www.pep.ph/guide/media/13758/direk-gino-santoss-requirement-in-choosing-lila-stars-bond-with-your-actors#34ridRGdCtyf2SyK.99

Video courtesy of pep.ph

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Sinag Maynila film SWAP, directed by Remton Zuasola will have a special screening at SM Seaside City Cebu Cinema 2 on March 17 during the Brillante Mendoza Film Appreciation Workshop.

Sinag Maynila film SWAP, directed by Remton Zuasola will have a special screening at SM Seaside City Cebu Cinema 2 on March 17 during the Brillante Mendoza Film Appreciation Workshop.

 
SM Seaside City to host Brillante Mendoza Film Appreciation Workshop

Brillante Mendoza
Brillante Mendoza

MALLGOERS will have the rare opportunity to view internationally acclaimed film director Brillante Mendoza’s award winning film and to meet the filmmaker up close during the Brillante Mendoza Film Appreciation Workshop at SM Seaside City Cebu cinema on March 17.

The festival will showcase the newest film of Director Mendoza—“Taklub”—through a film appreciation workshop which will give an in-depth view of the making of a masterpiece from Director Mendoza’s point of view. Topbilled by Nora Aunor, “Taklub” is a story of three major characters—Bebeth, Larry and Erwin, whose lives intertwine after the super typhoon Haiyan ravaged the city of Tacloban, leaving survivors to search for their dead, while keeping their sanity intact, and protecting what little faith there may be.

Moreover, Mendoza is also a Festival Director of Sinag Maynila which he co-founded with Solar Entertainment Corporation CEO and President Wilson Tieng

Read more: http://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/88199/sm-seaside-city-to-host-brillante-mendoza-film-appreciation-workshop#ixzz43cjTxKeD
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BEHIND-THE-SCENES of DYAMPER directed by Mes De Guzman

BEHIND-THE-SCENES of DYAMPER directed by Mes De Guzman

BEHIND-THE-SCENES: Makapigil hiningang habulan. Sundan ang buhay ng mga Dyamper. Pelikulang Mes De Guzman. Use #SinagMaynila2016 to let us know what you think.

 

Sinag Maynila 2016 will run from April 21-26, 2016 at select SM Cinemas.

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BEHIND-THE-SCENES of EXPRESSWAY directed by Ato Bautista

BEHIND-THE-SCENES of EXPRESSWAY directed by Ato Bautista

Malapit na ang ma-aksyong byahe ni Ben at Morris sa ‪#‎EXPRESSWAY‬. Directed by Ato Bautista.

Take a glimpse of what happens behind the scene in this year’s Sinag Maynila entry, LILA directed by Gino M. Santos. Use #SinagMaynila2016 to let us know what you think.

 

Sinag Maynila 2016 will run from April 21-26, 2016 at select SM Cinemas.

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LILA Stars Janine Gutierrez, Enchong Dee, and director Gino Santos took on the 20 second Fast Facts challenge of PEP.

LILA Stars Janine Gutierrez, Enchong Dee, and director Gino Santos took on the 20 second Fast Facts challenge of PEP.

Fast facts about Janine Gutierrez, Gino Santos, and Enchong Dee

‘How can you not like bacon?!’ asks Direk Gino to one of his stars.

Sinag Maynila Independent Film Festival 2016 entry Lila’s lead stars Janine Gutierrez and Enchong Dee, and their director Gino Santos took on the 20 second Fast Facts challenge of PEP.

To know more about Lila, WATCH THIS VIDEO.
Read more at http://www.pep.ph/celeb/media/13740/fast-facts-about-janine-gutierrez-gino-santos-and-enchong-dee#DsDhVobbDcwJdGZG.99

Sinag Maynila 2016 will run from April 21-26, 2016 at select SM Cinemas.
Visit our website: http://sinagmaynilafilmfestival.com/
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BEHIND-THE-SCENES: LILA: Unang pagsasama nina Janine Gutierrez at Enchong Dee sa isang pelikula. Anong mga katatakutan ang haharapin nila?

BEHIND-THE-SCENES: LILA: Unang pagsasama nina Janine Gutierrez at Enchong Dee sa isang pelikula. Anong mga katatakutan ang haharapin nila?

BEHIND-THE-SCENES: Unang pagsasama nina Janine Gutierrez at Enchong Dee sa isang pelikula. Anong mga katatakutan ang haharapin nila? ‪#‎SinagMaynila2016‬ presents LILA, also starring Sherry Lara, and Miggs Cuaderno. LILA directed by Gino M. Santos will be shown from April 21-26, 2016 at select SM Cinemas!

 

Take a glimpse of what happens behind the scene in this year’s Sinag Maynila entry, LILA directed by Gino M. Santos. Use #SinagMaynila2016 to let us know what you think.

Sinag Maynila 2016 will run from April 21-26, 2016 at select SM Cinemas.

Visit our website: http://sinagmaynilafilmfestival.com/
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Colombia fetes Brillante Ma. Mendoza

Colombia fetes Brillante Ma. Mendoza

It was a serendipitous reunion of sorts.

Filipino filmmaker Brillante Ma. Mendoza bumped into Oscar-winning actress Susan Sarandon in Colombia, of all places—where the two world-renowned artists received honorary awards at the 56th Cartagena International Film Festival, which ran from March 2 to 7.

At the “palatial and historic” Casa Pestagua hotel, Mendoza reminded Sarandon that it was actually their second encounter.

Mendoza recalled: “She was the presenter when I won my first big award, the Golden Leopard (video), at the Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland, for ‘Masahista’ in 2005.”

The director vividly remembered the dress that the actress wore in Locarno more than a decade ago. “It was jade green, with spaghetti straps and a deep neckline. While I was freezing in my barong, she wasn’t bothered by the weather at all.”

Amazed by his total recall, Sarandon told the Filipino director: “What a small world! Now, the two of us are the honorees. I am glad you continued making films.”

She also expressed astonishment that Mendoza had made 20 short and full-length films since his directorial debut, “Masahista.”

Unchanged

“Susan was very warm. She didn’t change at all in the last 11 years. Still carefree and chatty, she talked about her advocacies,” he told the Inquirer in an e-mail interview.

The awarding ceremony on March 7 left Mendoza speechless. “I was delayed by 15 minutes. When I arrived on the red carpet, there were only a few people there,” he related.

Turned out everyone, including the paparazzi, was already in the theater. “When I entered the venue, the people stood up and clapped. I was so touched.”

Then, a clip of his films was shown and again there was a resounding ovation, he reminisced. “It was unexpected. I didn’t see Filipinos in the audience. But on my last day in Colombia, a few Filipinos asked to have a photo taken with me, even though they had no idea who I was.”

He had the same goose bump experience earlier when he conducted a master class on March 5.

“The hall was packed. The questions seemed endless,” he recounted. “The Colombians were curious about the Philippines. They asked about our similarities.”

His answer: “I said our cultures were the same. We are always late, too. They laughed. We have the same religion, of course. There were also many churches there. Another thing we share is our interest in beauty pageants. Again, they laughed loudly.”

His hosts took him all over the city, and he got to attend some screenings held in schools. “The screenings were free for the accredited students, so the venues were always full. They saw behind-the-scenes footage of my latest movie ‘Taklub.’ Some students couldn’t believe that we finished the film in 12 days.”

The young cineastes were just as keenly interested in our country, he said. “They wanted to know about my process on the set and the usual budget range in making an indie film.”

Someone asked about the improvisational skills of Filipino actors after he told the audience that he doesn’t usually provide the cast with a script.

Brillante met several Colombian filmmakers, too, including Ciro Guerra, whose latest work, “Embrace of the Serpent,” was nominated in the best foreign language film category of this year’s Oscars.

“They were proud of this achievement because it was a first for their country,” said Mendoza.

Read more: http://entertainment.inquirer.net/191946/colombia-fetes-brillante-ma-mendoza#ixzz42aUHzNnA

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A ‘brilliant’ night to Mendoza in Cartagena

A ‘brilliant’ night to Mendoza in Cartagena

Teatro Adolfo Mejia in the delivery of the India Catalina award Filipino director under the international film festival was made.

With more than 20 years service to the film, Brillante Mendoza received Saturday night a India Catalina Award for his career. The award was granted at the Adolfo Mejia Theater and was the last statuette conferred on the 56th of FICCI.

The filmmaker is famous for changing its name Dante Mendoza and take the word that gave several media and critics of films, ‘Brilliant’, just over ten years ago. It is, in the words of Diana Bustamante, artistic director of FICCI, “a narrator of the Philippine reality that has moved into the real and the urban with the particularity of not judging their belts,” adding, before granting the award, that “the same humanity and dynamism is part of his personality.” His films were part of the retrospective of the festival this year.

Bright took the stage and addressed the crowd: “It’s been fascinating over ten years making movies. But it was just in 2005, Masseur, which was widely accepted by the public. I just do not regret having made the decision to dedicate myself only to this. “ He added feel very comfortable in Cartagena, “this welcome and this reception is unexpected for me, right here across the world, so I feel very grateful and touched. I hope to bring some of my country with my films, “said the filmmaker. Then he received the golden statue that pays tribute to his career, from the hands of artistic director of the Festival, and was screened his film Servis, or Service, in Spanish.

Curiosities
The event, which was scheduled to start at 9:30 pm, started about ten p.m. because the director, according to the announcement to the public, was behind several carriages way to the theater, which delayed his arrival at the tribute.

Despite being a man of 50 years, Mendoza, with his youthful attire, looks younger. Black pants, a diver of the same color and a white shirt with black tennis was relaxed chose the Philippine costumes for the occasion.

About Mendoza and his work
The director of 55 years is one of the most important Filipino filmmakers today. It has been awarded at major film festivals, including Cannes, Berlin, Locarno and Venice. It is production designer for film, theater, and art director in advertising. In his directing career projections as Masseur included, which he allowed him to be released in the audiovisual spectrum.

Vices are part of the topics addressed in this work, filmed with homemade cameras, which tells the story of two families living in a sex cinema where its internal problems are evident. A child who questioned his sexuality, unexpected pregnancies, the difficult economic situation of residents and to the internal conflict of the theater owner seeking legal separation are some of its themes.

Read more: https://translate.google.com.ph/translate?sl=es&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.elheraldo.co%2Ftendencias%2Funa-noche-brillante-para-mendoza-en-cartagena-247234&edit-text=&act=url

Source: http://www.elheraldo.co/tendencias/una-noche-brillante-para-mendoza-en-cartagena-247234

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Enchong Dee on Direk Gino Santos’s pranks: ‘Sobrang lame!’

Enchong Dee on Direk Gino Santos’s pranks: ‘Sobrang lame!’

 

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Sinag Maynila Independent Film Festival 2016 entry Lila‘s director Gino Santos loves playing pranks on his stars. He managed to successfully prank Janine Gutierrez and even their producer, but failed on Enchong Dee.

Special thanks to pep.ph

Read more at: http://www.pep.ph/guide/media/13731/enchong-dee-on-direk-gino-santoss-pranks-sobrang-lame#0jw2GJH8FlsSpFf5.99

 

Sinag Maynila 2016 will run from April 21-26, 2016 at select SM Cinemas.

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