here’s what commenter charlie roces has been writing on my blog:
“It’s good Raya Martin, Lav Diaz,etc. are not bent on copying Brocka. Mendoza should think original & not rely on the Brocka relics like Lao… Well, Mendoza should stop copying Brocka if he wants to be respected like Raya or Lav in the world…A wake-up call to the relics of Brocka, di na uso drama niyo… kaya Brillante Mendoza & the rest (Jeturian din),should start being original & be done with the pa-Brocka epek. ”
here’s some news for you, charlie:
Piolo goes indie again
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 03:06:00 06/01/2008
MANILA, Philippines – Actor Piolo Pascual has started work on his third indie movie, “Manila,” a twin bill directed by Adolfo Alix Jr. and Raya Martin.
“Manila” is a tribute to Lino Brocka and Ishmael Bernal. Piolo is also co-producer. Joining him in the cast are Rosanna Roces, Mitch Valdes, Jodi Sta. Maria, Jay Manalo, Anita Linda and Alessandra de Rossi. -end quote-
— manila is a film with two stories, the first half of the film is based on jaguar and the other half, by manila by night (or city after dark). jaguar is by lino brocka and ishmael bernal directed manila by night in 1980.
what can you say? holiday