Four outstanding active directors


National Artists – Gerry de Leon, Bert Avellana, Eddie Romero, Manuel Conde, Lino Brocka, Ishmael Bernal.

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Great films of 6 National Artists


Highspeed asked the opinion of several cinema followers to name the great films of six National Artists (directors) and they came up with this list. Initially, it was really “greatest” films but we eventually settled for “great.” This columnist was part of the very informal selection.

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Overlooked golden age

The revered cinema authority Nestor U. Torre has pointed out that Philippine cinema has four and not only three golden ages. Overlooked by many cineastes is the first golden stage, the ‘30s, which produced many outstanding films, directors, and actors.

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