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FDCP: To host Film Ambassadors Night, an evening of thanksgiving and appreciation

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In honor and celebration of the strides and victories of Filipino films in the past year, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) will host the Film Ambassadors Night at the end of the month at the FDCP Cinematheque Manila Open Grounds, Kalaw, Manila.

Dubbed as an evening of thanksgiving and appreciation, the Film Ambassadors Night will recognize the award-winning filmmakers of 2016 who have continued the proud tradition of Philippine cinema and have brought not only prestige to the country but also raised the level of awareness to the craft and art of filmmaking.

Among the recipients of the FDCP Film Ambassador Award include Jun Robles Lana and Paolo Ballesteros for their work in Die Beautiful. Brillante Mendoza, Director of Ma Rosa, Philippines’ entry to the Oscar 2016, will be receiving the FDCP Artistic Excellence Award. Continue reading “FDCP: To host Film Ambassadors Night, an evening of thanksgiving and appreciation”

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Die Beautiful: Its not another gay movie, its not about sexuality or LGBTQ, its not about that at all!

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My eyes esp. the left one’s swollen because of allergies/asthma. But because I really wanted to watch na, downed medicine w/ coffee and dragged katawang-tao. Just stepped out of the cinema and now both eyes are swollen. Not because asthma got worse, but tears flowed 3 or 4 times during the movie. No joke and not ashamed to say so. Hindi ako handa grabe! No spoilers here, but a firm advice to WATCH IT! Its not another gay movie, its not about sexuality or LGBTQ, its not about that at all. Basta manuod kayo hay naku! Bravo Paolo Ballesteros (@pochoy_29) you really deserve the Best Actor award and to be called the ‘King of Queens;’ Direk Jun Robles Lana (@junrobleslana) such a masterful weave of story-telling – a masterpiece indeed; Sir Ferdinand Lapuz (@ferdy_lapuz) thank you for bringing this gem not just to our country, but to the rest of the world; Christian Bables (@christiaaan06) should also have & definitely deserve an acting award; Gladys Reyes-Sommereux (@iamgladysreyes) the perfect actress for ‘Beth’; Sir Joel Torre, gave a different dimension to his character; IC Mendoza (@ic.mendoza) it didn’t seem like acting for you because you are such a friend in life. To the rest of cast and crew, production, etc. I commend you all. Mabuhay ang Pelikulang Pilipino!
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#DieBeautiful #DieBeautifulMMFF #MMFF2016 #PelikulangPilipino

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Passed by the chapel for 3 o’clock habit and remembered a scene in #DieBeautiful wherein Paolo Ballesteros (@pochoy_29) touched the image of The Black Nazarene. Isa yun sa mga scences na tumagos sakin. Alam mo yung mabuti ka namang anak, estudyante – tao, pero dahil ‘bakla’ ka o ‘di ka ‘normal’ kuno, hindi ka tanggap ng ibang tao na minsan pamilya mo pa? 2017 na malayo na ang itinakbo ng siyensa at pananaliksik sa medicina pero bakit may mga makikitid pa na ang pag-iisip na ang pagiging ‘iba’ ay sakit na dapat gamutin? Na porque ‘iba’ pag namatay HIV o AIDS na ang cause agad. I remember my ‘gay’ friends whom have struggled with the same situation. Some are successful now, others are recently accepted by their families, those who sadly passed away without their families by their side and yes, a few who’ve taken their own lives. Tama na. Buksan na ng ating pag-iisip. Que LGBTQ ka man, ano’ng relihiyon man, lahat tayo anak ng Diyos. Ituro natin sa susunod na henerasyon ang respeto at pagmamahal sa kapwa. Minsan kasi ang galit o tradisyunal na paniniwala ay may bahid ng takot o pangamba. Di ba dapat ang basehan ay pagiging mabuting tao at hindi ang anyo at paniniwala?
Sorry not sorry, am still at the chapel writing this na naiiyak pa din. Mereseng tawagin mang emsoyonal ako or OA pero Dios Mio, uulitin ko hindi ako handa na ganung damdamin ang mapupukaw sakin ng pelikulang ito. Maraming salamat muli sa gumawa ng obrang ito.
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