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Ginauhaw Ako, Ginagutom Ako (1977): The first-ever full length Hiligaynon film is now revived

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Don’t miss to watch the restored 1977 first-ever full length Hiligaynon film entitled “Ginauhaw Ako, Ginagutom Ako” (I am Thirsty, I am Hungry) directed by Quirino “Quin” Baterna and Leonardo Q. Belen at Cinematheque Centre Manila on July 6 at 1pm.

The Baterna family discovered the surviving reel under a staircase but it was in a bad state. The NFAP (National Film Archives of the Philippines) could not restore it so they sent it to France’s National Centre for Cinema and the Moving Image. The restoration was conducted by the CNC (National Centre for Cinematography) laboratories.

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WPFF 2016: ‘Laut’ by Louie Ignacio is competing at the ASEAN SKIES Section this year

‘LAUT’ movie Directed by Louie Ignacio is competing at the ASEAN SKIES Section of World Premieres Film Festival – Philippines

Synopsis:

‘Laut’ was formerly titled ‘Mga Isda sa Tuyong Lupa’ is an independent film about Badjaos or sea gypsies from Zamboanga, who are now living in Mabalacat, Pampanga. Barbie Forteza is Nadia is from the group called Sama d’Laut. She hopes to marry the man she loves but was forced to leave when things got really difficult for her in her province. She ends up in Mabalacat, Pampanga where she is forced to live a new life.

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FDCP and Cinematheque Centre Manila: World Premieres Film Festival (WPFF) 2016

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The Film Development Council Philippines in cooperation with the Cinematheque Centre Manila proudly presents the third World Premieres Film Festival (WPFF) slated from June 29 up to July 10, 2016.

The WPFF celebrates the power and magic of film by showcasing the works of film directors from across the globe. Featuring a dazzling array of human narratives, cultural diversities, and social issues, the festival provides a unique opportunity for filmmakers to reach new audiences in the Philippines, and launch their international premieres in Asia’s rapidly growing film climate.

This year, over 60 international films will be shown at the Cinematheque Centre Manila, as well as partner venues: SM Megamall, SM North EDSA, Greenbelt 3, the Shang Cineplex, and Uptown Cinemas. Films will be shown at a festival price of P100 at all venues, unless indicated otherwise.

The Festival’s 12-day duration kicks off on June 29 – 3pm at the Cinematheque Centre Manila, with the Opening Film premiere of the newly restored classic, “Pagdating sa Dulo” by Ishmael Bernal. The film features the legendary actress Rita Gomez and Vic Vargas.

At 7 p.m., a variety of local and international performances will take place to give audiences a sneak peek into the films lined up for the WPFF’s newest edition.

The different sections that will be featured in the festival are as follows: Main Competition, Filipino New Cinema, Intercontinental, Vietnam – Country of Honor, ASEAN Skies, Spotlight: China, and many more.

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