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Reel Asian 2017 Review: Women of the Weeping River

7 Nov , 2017  

Sheron Dayoc’s Women of the Weeping River is a portrait of two families caught in a cycle of violence and revenge, captured in documentary-like realism.

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Review: Kita Kita

24 Jul , 2017  

Sigrid Andrea Bernardo returns with her third feature film, Kita Kita, a sad romantic comedy set in Japan about two foreign Filipino workers.

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SFF 2017 Review: Motherland

29 Jun , 2017  

Filmed in the busiest maternity hospital in the world, Motherland is a profoundly humane documentary about Manila’s disadvantaged mothers.

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Review: Apocalypse Child

12 Dec , 2016  

A surfer’s idyllic lifestyle is upended when an old childhood friend returns from overseas study. This is Mario Cornejo’s Filipino drama Apocalypse Child.

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Review: Sunday Beauty Queen

10 Nov , 2016  

Baby Ruth Villarama’s documentary Sunday Beauty Queen follows young Pinays toiling as migrant workers in Hong Kong with their one day of pageantry and fun.

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Interview: Director Chuck Gutierrez talks Iisa (As One)

20 Jan , 2016  

Though Iisa (As One) is his debut feature film, Chuck Gutierrez has been in the filmmaking business for a long time. We talk to him about his new film, the Filipino spirit and his cinematic influences.

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BAPFF 2015 Review: Lorna

25 Nov , 2015  

Romantic comedy Lorna is the story of a flirtatious 60-year old woman in and out of love from rising independent Filipina filmmaker Sigrid Andrea Bernardo.

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Busan 2015 Review: Taklub

11 Oct , 2015  

Independent Filipino filmmaker, Brillante Mendoza offers an intimate and empathetic portrait of the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in new film, Taklub.

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MIFF 2015 Review: Ruined Heart! Another Love Story Between a Criminal and a Whore

21 Sep , 2015  

Filipino artist Khavn finds love in a hopeless place in his film, Ruined Heart: Another Love Story Between a Criminal and a Whore.

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Interview: Director Lav Diaz talks Storm Children – Book One

16 Sep , 2015  

Matthew Rooke talks with the legendary Lav Diaz to talk about his new documentary, Storm Children: Book One, and his responsibilities as a filmmaker.

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Interview: Director Khavn talks Ruined Heart

12 Aug , 2015  

Hieu Chau chats to prolific Filipino director Khavn to talk about his latest film, Ruined Heart: Another Love Story Between a Criminal and a Whore.

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SFF 2015 Review: From What Is Before

8 Jun , 2015  

Filipino director Lav Diaz offers yet another lengthy epic in From What Is Before which sees a village plunge into turmoil during the ’70s-era Phillippines.