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Triangle of Sadness nominated for Oscars Best Picture; Dolly de Leon not nominated

Filipina actress Dolly de Leon was snubbed in the recently announced nominations for the 2023 Academy Awards, which would have been a historic nod for a Filipino actor,.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: philstar philstarJan 25th, 2023

Triangle of Sadness nominated for Oscars Best Picture, but Dolly de Leon snubbed

Filipina actress Dolly de Leon was snubbed in the recently announced nominations for the 2023 Academy Awards, which would have been a historic nod for a Filipino actor,.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 24th, 2023

Phl cinema in the first year of BBM

Here, we look back at the state of the Philippine film industry since he took the seat of power 13 months ago. When President Marcos Jr. became the 17th leader of the nation, the country was on the brink of the “new normal.” The campaign elections even saw multitudes of crowds in the streets, the Filipinos’ political passion overpowering the fear of a Covid-19 infection.   Covid-pandemic viewing By May 2022, the month of the presidential campaigns, the Department of Health said the country was at “minimal-risk case classification” with an average of only 159 cases per day. By June 2022, when the President took his oath, 69.4 million Filipinos had been fully vaccinated. Along with the country, the Philippine film industry started healing. On the same month, the country went under Covid-19 Alert Level 2, with 50-percent allowed capacity in indoor cinemas.   Live film festivals The Marcos administration saw the return of Filipino film festivals in theaters. On Marcos’ fifth month as president, the QCinema International Film Festival, with the theme “in10City,” held hybdrid screenings — in-person and online. The Metro Manila Film Festival in December 2022, six months into the new presidency, went full force in cinemas for the second time during the pandemic. Earlier, in 2020, during the Duterte administration, the festival was held online for the first time, and the following year, in December 2021, after level alert measures in the Philippines were relaxed, the MMFF finally went back to the cinemas. However, only around 300 cinemas (down from the usual 900) were allowed to screen the MMFF entries. Meanwhile, the 18th edition of the Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival was held from 5 August to 31 October 2022 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, in select mall cinemas and online. But what made a mark during the Marcos administration’s first year was the inaugural edition of the 2023 Summer Metro Manila Film Festival. The SMMFF was held in Metro Manila and throughout the Philippines. Organized by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority in partnership with the Cinema Exhibitors Association of the Philippines, the first MMFF was supposed to be held in 2020, but was canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In 2023, held from 8 to 18 April 2023 with the theme “Tuloy-tuloy ang Saya,” the summer festival featured eight entries and, like its December counterpart, even held a Parade of Stars. About Us But Not About Us by Jun Lana, produced by The IdeaFirst Company, Octobertrain Films and Quantum Films, emerged as the first Best Picture of the summer festival. [caption id="attachment_161372" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] About Us But Not About Us by Jun Lana[/caption]   The Film Development Council of the Philippines’ sixth edition of its own mini-film festival, held during the Marcos administration’s third month, headed back to cinemas, offering free access to award-winning classic films of the new National Artists for Film and Broadcast Arts at TriNoma Cinema in Quezon City and in all Cinematheque centers nationwide (Manila, Iloilo, Negros, Davao and Nabunturan).   CCP closes for renovations On 1 September 2022, CCP president Margarita Moran-Floirendo announced during a hearing of the Senate committee on cultural communities, that The Cultural Center of the Philippines — home to the Cinemalaya festival — will close its doors starting January 2023 for renovation and structural retrofitting works, and will reopen in March 2025. This marks the first time that Cinemalaya, on its 19th year, which has the theme “ilumiNasyon,” will be held at various venues inside the adjacent Philippine International Convention Center, from 4 to 13 August 2023.   The rise of political films With the country deeply driven by polarized political views, the Marcos administration saw a war between political commercial films. [caption id="attachment_161370" align="aligncenter" width="1800"] ‘MAID in Malacanang’ stars Cristine Reyes, Diego Loyzaga and Ella Cruz. | Photograph courtesy of viva[/caption] On 29 July 2022, Darryl Yap’s period drama Maid in Malacañang, touted as “the most controversial film of the year,” was released to packed cinemas. The movie, about the Marcos family’s last three days in Malacañang Palace before they were forced into exile, premiered at SM North EDSA and was released nationwide on 3 August 2022. Yap, who passionately campaigned for Marcos, became a controversial filmmaker with the release of his Marcos film. Leni Robredo supporters tried to boycott the film, with some Filipino movie critics exposing themselves as heavily political and non-neutral with their reviews, accusing the film of propaganda and historical revisionism. The attempt to quash the movie’s release failed and it became a box-office hit, with producer Viva Films releasing a statement that it earned a whopping P21 million on its opening day and P63 million three days after its release. It was the first time in Philippine cinema history that local theaters nationwide saw a deluge of moviegoers lining up to watch a movie on the big screen, mostly driven by political affiliation. Another unsuccessful political attempt to diminish the film’s release was Vince Tañada’s re-release of his Martial Law film Katips to counter Maid in Malacañang. Tañada’s film eventually won Best Picture at the Famas Awards. MIM actress Ella Cruz’s remark during a press conference, that “history is like tsismis,” further fanned the flames of political debate online. Eight months later, in March 2022, Viva released Yap’s second installment in his Marcos trilogy, Martyr or Murderer, which now focused on Ferdinand Marcos and the assassination of Ninoy Aquino. Two anti-Marcos movies rose to combat the film — Joel Lamangan’s Oras de Peligro, released on the same day, and Tañada’s movie adaptation of his musical play Ako Si Ninoy, released one week earlier. Movie buffs, political analysts, film critics, the press and social media influencers dove into feverish commentaries on the three films, and Philippine cinemas were ignited and, for a while, became alive with social discourse.   New FDCP head On 21 July 2022, Tirso S. Cruz III officially assumed his position as the head of the country’s national film agency, the Film Development Council of the Philippines. He replaced Liza Diño, who was appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte as FDCP chairperson on 12 August 2016. [caption id="attachment_161368" align="aligncenter" width="736"] FDCP chair Tirso Cruz III. | PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF FDCP[/caption]   Cruz, a veteran actor, said that the target of the FDCP under the Marcos administration was to support local films, not just in Metro Manila, but also from regional filmmakers. He also professed support for film students and highlighted archiving as part of the FDCP’s agenda, with 42,000 materials in its archives to be salvaged.   MTRCB In September 2022, the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board released a statement addressing the controversy about its proposal to expand its jurisdiction to online streaming services like Netflix, Vivamax, Amazon Prime and other streaming platforms. The MTRCB said it was responding to multitudes of complaints from parents and other concerned groups demanding that the agency regulate movie and TV online platforms to protect children from harmful viewing. The Marcos administration has seen a continuous boom in streamers, which began during the pandemic, with Vivamax becoming one of the leading local streamers due to the popularity of Filipino sexploitation films. On 23 February 2023, MTRCB chairperson Lala Sotto-Antonio expressed her gratitude to Senators Francis “Tol” Tolentino, Grace Poe and Sherwin Gatchalian for the separate bills they filed that would amend and expand the board’s mandate. “We welcome the move to amend the charter of the MTRCB as it will allow the agency to adequately adapt to changes in technology and the ever-evolving needs of the viewing public and our other stakeholders,” Sotto-Antonio said before the Senate Committee on Public Information and Mass Media chaired by Senator Robinhood C. Padilla.   Eddie Garcia Act In January 2023, the chamber passed through voice voting House Bill 1270, or the proposed Eddie Garcia Act, at the House plenary session. [caption id="attachment_161367" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] HOUSE Bill 1270 has been proposed in honor of the late actor Eddie Garcia. | Photograph courtesy of gma-7[/caption]   Camarines Sur Rep. Luis Raymund Villafuerte authored the bill, which aims to provide workers in the movie, television and radio entertainment industry opportunities for well-paid employment and protect them from economic exploitation, abuse and harassment, as well as hazardous working conditions. The bill was named after the late veteran actor Eddie Garcia, who died in 2019 after suffering a neck injury while shooting the television series Rosang Agimat, produced by GMA Network. According to Villafuerte, productions would go from 16 to 24 continuous work hours per set and would rush productions to save costs. The proposed law mandates that normal work hours of the worker or talent shall be eight hours a day; overtime work should not exceed more than 12 hours in a 24-hour period;  and the total number of work hours shall not exceed 60 hours in a week. Paul Soriano Relatively unknown to most Pinoy moviegoers, filmmaker Paul Soriano was put on the limelight as the man behind the President’s advertisements — way back from campaigns since Marcos started out as vice governor, and then, governor of Ilocos Norte, up until his senatorial campaign, and eventually his campaign for the vice presidency and presidency. [caption id="attachment_161371" align="aligncenter" width="781"] PRESIDENTIAL Adviser on Creative Communications Paul Soriano. | PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF ig/PAUL SORIANO[/caption] Of course, the opposition in the film industry predictably canceled Soriano, the blood nephew of First Lady Liza Cacho Araneta-Marcos.   Dolly de Leon It was also during the BBM era that Filipina actress Dolly de Leon gained international fame for her performance in the 2022 Cannes Palme d’Or winner Triangle of Sadness. [caption id="attachment_161366" align="aligncenter" width="705"] Dolly de Leon gained international fame for her performance in the 2022 Cannes Palme d’Or winner ‘Triangle of Sadness.’ | Photograph courtesy ofig/dolly de leon[/caption]   The 54-year old film, television and theater actress made history by becoming the first Filipino actor to be nominated at the British Academy Film Awards and Golden Globe Awards. Filipino movie fans and critics, having been exposed to global content since the rise of the streamers, plus the proliferation of self-published movie reviews, are generally still disappointed with the output and system of the Philippine film industry, but filled with hope that, with full support from the government, Philippine cinema will finally become truly internationally competitive, sustainable and recognized. The post Phl cinema in the first year of BBM appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2023

Dolly de Leon to star opposite Nicole Kidman in Hollywood series

Dolly de Leon’s career continues to gain traction in Hollywood as she’s set to star opposite Nicole Kidman in a major drama series. Dolly is part of the second season of "Nine Perfect Strangers," according to news reports by Deadline, Variety, and other media outlets. "Nine Perfect Strangers" is based on the 2018 book of the same name, whose story revolves around nine guests at a wellness resort and the resort owner. It premiered in August 2021 on the streaming service Hulu. For the series’ second season, Nicole will return to reprise her role as resort owner Masha Dmitrichenko and, off-cam, as an executive producer. Aside from Dolly, the other new cast members include two-time Oscar nominee Liv Ullmann, Emmy winner Murray Bartlett, television star Maisie Richardson Sellers and Turkish actor Aras Aydin. Dolly is the first Filipino actor to be nominated for best supporting actress at the Golden Globe Awards and British Academy Film Awards. She was recognized for her superb performance in the 2022 international film "Triangle of Sadness," directed by Swedish filmmaker Ruben Ostlund. Last March 2023, Dolly was reported to have been cast in the action-comedy movie titled "Grand Death Lotto," along with John Cena and Awkwafina. She’s currently in the Philippines, working on the Kathryn Bernardo starrer "A Very Good Girl." The post Dolly de Leon to star opposite Nicole Kidman in Hollywood series appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2023

Dolly de Leon reveals how she injected Filipino quirks in Oscar-nominated Triangle of Sadness

Award-winning Filipina actress Dolly de Leon praised "Triangle of Sadness" director Ruben Östlund for giving her and her co-stars the freedom to improvise his Oscar-nominated script......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 2nd, 2023

Dolly de Leon shares favorite celebrity interactions during awards season so far

Award-winning Filipina actress Dolly de Leon has been receiving recognition left and right for her portrayal in the Oscar-nominated film "Triangle of Sadness," and even bumped elbows with several celebrities along the way......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 2nd, 2023

Dolly de Leon gets historic BAFTA nomination for Triangle of Sadness portrayal

Dolly de Leon becomes the first ever Filipino actress to be nominated at the British Academy Film Awards following the announcement of nominations for the 2023 edition......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 19th, 2023

Dolly de Leon wagi pa rin kahit tinalo ni Angela Bassett sa 80th Golden Globe Awards; pakikipaglaban sa Oscars abangers na

WAGING-WAGI pa rin para sa sambayanang Filipino si Dolly de Leon kahit hindi niya naiuwi Best Supporting Actress In A Motion Picture trophy sa 80th Golden Globe Awards. Nominado siya para sa natatangi niyang pagganap sa Cannes 2022 Palme d’Or winner na “Triangle of Sadness.” Tinalo siya ng Hollywood star na si Angela Bassett, na […] The post Dolly de Leon wagi pa rin kahit tinalo ni Angela Bassett sa 80th Golden Globe Awards; pakikipaglaban sa Oscars abangers na appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 11th, 2023

Dolly de Leon reacts to historic Golden Globes nomination

Dolly de Leon made history as the first-ever Filipino actor to be nominated as Best Supporting Actress at the Golden Globes following her scene-stealing role Palme d'Or 2022 winner "Triangle of Sadness.".....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 14th, 2022

Dolly de Leon believed to be first Filipina nominated for Best Supporting Actress at Golden Globe Awards

After winning the Best Supporting Performance award at the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards for her movie "Triangle of Sadness," Filipina actress Dolly de Leon is now nominated at the prestigious Golden Globe Awards for the same film. .....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 13th, 2022

‘Dirty Linen’ down to its last 2 scorching weeks

Was Dolly de Leon invited to the final media conference on Wednesday afternoon, 16 August, for the ABS-CBN series Dirty Linen, but her schedule of local commitments prevented her from accepting the invite? Or did the production decide not to have her around because she would steal the limelight from all the show’s stars even without trying? [caption id="attachment_172737" align="aligncenter" width="843"] Dolly de Leon. | Photograph Courtesy Of Ig/Dolly De Leon.[/caption]   The media huddle was held just two days after De Leon walked off with a Balanghai trophy as Best Supporting Actress at the Cinemalaya 2023 for her portrayal of a loving mother to a speech-deprived son in Iti Mapukpukaw, an Ilocano animated film which also won Best Picture in the festival. It was De Leon’s second Philippine award, but the first ever she received personally. The first one was from the Famas in a digital awards in 2021 for her work in Verdict. It was also for Best Supporting Actress, and the Best Actress winner then was Janine Gutierrez for Babae at Baril, which had also won for her Best Actress from the Urian of the critics group Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino. Gutierrez topbills Dirty Linen. The death of Olivia, the mistress-household help character portrayed by De Leon in the grandiosely and glamorously ruthless series, is what ignited the intensely engaging revenge drama that is slated to end in two weeks. It was a special guest role De Leon breezed through soon after her breakthrough appearance in Triangle of Sadness, which landed her at the Cannes International Film Festival, unarguably the most prestigious film festival in the world. Her character’s death in Dirty Linen became a big deal only because it led to the killing of some other members of the household staff who had the bad luck of seeing Olivia’s corpse in the living room before it was dragged into a nearby pit. They were all servants of the Fierros, an evil wealthy family in some provincial town. The family is headed by fierce matriarch Doña Cielo (Tessie Tomas), with her only son Carlos (John Arcilla) and Carlos’ son Aidan (Zanjoe Marudo). Angel Aquino portrays Feliz, the unwanted and unhappy daughter of the Fieros, while Janice de Belen is Leona, the cold-blooded wife of Carlos and mother of their two children, one of whom is the daughter portrayed by young star Francine Diaz. Epy Quizon portrays Ador, the husband of Feliz whose desire to give her and their two children (Xyriel Manabat and Raven Rigor) a well-off life that could somehow match that of the Fierros led him to keeping a secret pornography business that Mila discovers and exposes during a party meant to honor Doña Cielo. Christian Bables plays a digital expert who can hack any digital system as part of the revenge plot.   Changing the landscape De Leon was once quoted in an interview as saying that Dirty Linen is “changing the landscape of Philippine television.” Tomas, who was at the media huddle at Studio 10 of ABS-CBN, declared that Dirty Linen is the best show she has ever been. Though more famous in her younger years as a stand-up comedian who parodied weird well-off women, Tomas is indeed a veteran of TV shows in varying genres. Gutierrez did her best not to cry in gratefulness for the opportunity of topbilling what seems to be ABS-CBN’s most expensive drama series. The Fierro mansion is a triumph in opulent production design, since the location is not a residence but the refashioned clubhouse of Summit Point, a popular golf and country club in Lipa City, Batangas — a project of Sta. Lucia Land Inc. The show’s production designer is Nancy Arcega, who’s been at her work for over 30 years now. It’s hard to argue against claims that Dirty Linen is the best Filipino-produced drama series in the country so far. But for us, personally, it is so far the series that has the most sordid storyline and characters. Practically everyone is evil in varying degrees. And Pinoys love it, for better or for worse. ABS-CBN says the series has gone over a billion views since it was launched on several platforms in January this year. Almost all the major cast members of the series turned up at the media huddle. Only Jenica Garcia, Andrea del Rosario and Soliman Cruz were not there. The post ‘Dirty Linen’ down to its last 2 scorching weeks appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 18th, 2023

‘We are more than enough’: KaladKaren dedicates historic win to LGBTQ+ community

Comedian, television host and actress KaladKaren, whose real name is Jervi Li, was declared the winner in the Best Supporting Actress category of the first Summer Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) during the Gabi ng Parangal, held on 11 April at the New Frontier Theater in Cubao, Quezon City. She bested co-nominees Ana Abad Santos of Love You Long Time and Maris Racal of Here Comes the Groom. She made history by becoming the first transgender person to win an acting award at the MMFF for her role in Here Comes the Groom, which won Third Best Picture. She is the second trans person to win an acting award in Philippine cinema. “Alam niyo po, itong parangal na ito ay hindi lamang recognition ng aking trabaho kundi pati na rin po ng aking pagkatao (You know, this award is not just a recognition of my work but also of my identity) When I entered show business, I never thought na makakakuha po ako ng award kasi (that I would receive an award because) as transgender woman, I thought I will never be enough,” she said in her emotional acceptance speech. KaladKaren continued: “Kaya napakahalaga po nitong award na ito para sa akin (That’s why this award is very important to me), and I want to share this to all transgender people, drag artists, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, whose lives and existence are being threatened in the world right now, para sa inyong lahat po ‘to (this is for all of you). And I want to remind all of you that we are more than enough.” The actress expressed her gratitude to the Summer MMFF board of jurors, which was headed by Golden Globe- and BAFTA-nominated actress Dolly de Leon, and included filmmaker Jose Javier Reyes, saying that “it only goes to show that there is diversity, inclusion, and equity in Philippine cinema.” She also thanked the film’s writer and director Chris Martinez and Quantum Films producer Joji Alonso for “this chance and thank you for hiring a transgender actress to play a transgender character. Thank you for being truthful.” [caption id="attachment_119814" align="aligncenter" width="525"] KaladKaren wins Best Supporting Actress for ‘Here Comes the Groom’ at the first summer MMFF Awards.[/caption] In Philippine showbusiness, LGBTQ+ characters are often played by straight actors. This practice has taken away opportunities from LGBTQ+ actors, who have been relegated to sidekick roles and providing comedic reliefs. KaladKaren also thanked her co-actors including Iyah Mina, the first trans person to win an acting award, when she won Best Actress at the 2018 Cinema One Originals Film Festival for her work in Mamu; And a Mother Too. Mina was nominated at the Gawad Urian in the Best Actress category in 2019. “Thank you rin po sa mga role models ko sa (to my role models in the) industry — Ma’am Karen Davila, if not because of your support I don’t think KaladKaren would fly,” she further said. “And to Meme Vice Ganda, thank you for opening so many doors for us so we can enter. You’re one of the reasons why I’m here tonight.” KaladKaren also acknowledged her fiancé, British seafarer Luke Wrightson: “And to the love of my life, Luke, kung nasaan ka man (wherever you are), for 11 years, you have showed me and you have made me feel that I am more than enough. I love you from the bottom of my heart. He’s my husband-to-be. Ang suwerte niya, noh? (He’s so lucky, right?)” The last part of her speech addressed the children and the youth: “Lahat ng mga batang nangangarap, sa mga LGBTQIA+ na kids, mga batang beki, ‘wag kayong matakot maging kayo at ‘wag kayong matakot mangarap because one day, hindi niyo alam, kayo rin ang nandirito. At sana ‘wag po nating kalimutan ang mensahe ng aming pelikula: Hindi po ang itsura at kasarian ang mahalaga kundi ang inyong puso at kaluluwa (To the kids who are dreaming, to the LGBTQIA+ kids, do not be afraid to be yourselves and to dream because one day, who knows, you would also be the one standing here. And I hope we also remember the message of our film: What’s important is not your appearance or your gender, but your heart and soul).” The LGBTQ+ community also celebrated KaladKaren’s win. Trans activist Mela Franco Habijan wrote on her social media accounts: “Our dearest KaladKaren winning Best Supporting Actress is a beautiful exclamation point for the trans community! It is a huge win for the LGBTQIA+ community! You are power, mars! Congratulations and we are proud of you!” Trans filmmaker Rod Singh, the director of Mamu; And a Mother Too, expressed delight when KaladKaren was nominated, writing on Twitter (@iamrodafrog), “This is a feat! Regardless if Jervi wins or not, this is already a win for the community! A step to the right direction. Magiging precedent din ito (This will be a precendent) for future MMFF! Which means we also have to stand our ground.” The University of the Philippines’ College of Mass Communication also congratulated KaladKaren on its official Facebook page. The actress studied at the university and graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Broadcast Communication in 2009. KaladKaren rose to prominence by impersonating broadcast journalist Karen Davila Her screen name is a portmanteau of Karen and the Filipino word “kaladkarin,” meaning “easy to get tagged along,” which can imply being “loose.” She has hosted several television shows such as Umagang Kay Ganda, I Can See Your Voice and The Voice of the Philippines. Last year, she was a regular judge in the first season of Drag Race Philippines. KaladKaren played Wilhemina in Here Comes the Groom, the sequel of the 2010 film Here Comes the Bride, with a plot of souls being “swapped” in an accident during a solar eclipse. It stars Enchong Dee, Racal, Best Supporting Actor winner Keempee de Leon, Awra Briguela, Gladys Reyes, Miles Ocampo, and Xilhouete. The Summer MMFF ran from 8 to 18 April. The post ‘We are more than enough’: KaladKaren dedicates historic win to LGBTQ+ community appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsApr 16th, 2023

Dolly de Leon honors late co-star Charlbi Dean after not mentioned at Oscars

Award-winning actress Dolly de Leon paid tribute to her "Triangle of Sadness" co-star Charlbi Dean who passed away last August. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 14th, 2023

Dolly de Leon excited to attend 2023 Oscars

Dolly de Leon is hoping her film Triangle of Sadness wins an award at the 2023 Oscars happening this Monday morning (Manila time)......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 13th, 2023

Dolly de Leon pahinga muna sa kampanya para sa Oscars

TIGIL MUNA sa kampanya para sa Oscars ang Triangle of Sadness star na si Dolly de Leon. Nasa Pinas ang veteran actress para dito mag-spend ng Pasko at Bagong Taon. “Naka-break muna ako, so yung director muna namin ang nangangampanya. Dito muna ako sa Pilipinas, dito ako magpa-Pasko, magnu-New Year, magtatrabaho nang kaunti. “Magwo-work muna. […] The post Dolly de Leon pahinga muna sa kampanya para sa Oscars appeared first on Pinoy Parazzi......»»

Category: newsSource:  pinoyparazziRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2023

What’s next for Dolly de Leon after the Hollywood awards season?

Triangle of Sadness star Dolly De Leon honestly said that she felt bad and cried over her “Oscars snub.” But what helped her move on from it was the amount of support she received from family, friends and even strangers......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 2nd, 2023

I m not gonna lie and pretend : Dolly de Leon admits crying to missing out Oscars 2023 nomination

Filipina actress Dolly de Leon admitted to crying for a few days after missing out on what would have been a historic Oscar nomination for her role in Palme d'Or 2022 winner "Triangle of Sadness.".....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 2nd, 2023

Dolly de Leon malaki ang posibilidad na ma-nominate sa Oscars 2023 para sa ‘Triangle of Sadness’

IN HIGH spirits pa rin ang Filipina actress na si Dolly de Leon matapos makatanggap ng malakas na palakpakan at papuri sa mahusay niyang pagganap sa international film na “Triangle of Sadness” sa ginanap na advance screening nito sa Edsa Shangri-La kahapon. Ang nasabing pelikula ay naging opening feature sa 2022 QCinema International Film Festival […] The post Dolly de Leon malaki ang posibilidad na ma-nominate sa Oscars 2023 para sa ‘Triangle of Sadness’ appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 29th, 2022

Dolly de Leon seeks support for Iti Mapukpukaw, excited to film with Nicole Kidman

This 2023 is a very special year for Dolly de Leon because it solidified the fact that the incredible things that happened to her, after starring in the Cannes Palme d’Or-winning film Triangle of Sadness, were real......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 30th, 2023

Japan’s Ryusuke Hamaguchi on following his Oscar success

Japanese director Ryusuke Hamaguchi made history with his Oscar-winning "Drive My Car". For his follow-up, he has retreated into nature. "Evil Does Not Exist", which got its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on Monday, has again impressed critics with its tale of a city-based corporation threatening a pristine rural village with a tourism project. The movie came about when composer Eiko Ishibashi asked Hamaguchi to shoot footage in the remote region for some live performances. It was well-timed for the director after the maelstrom around "Drive My Car", which became the first Japanese film nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars in 2022 and won Best International Film. "I really didn't want to do anything for a while after the Oscars, but... this felt like something I could do," the director told AFP in Venice. "It's not necessarily pressure that I felt -- I just really needed a break!" Not feeling qualified to shoot abstract images, Hamaguchi decided to write a story. "I figured if she was asking me I should just do something that is true to myself so I started writing a script and making a film," he said. "I've only really lived in urban areas," he added. "Because I'm a city person I can talk about what it's like for city people to enter these natural environments." The result is a gently-paced, but ultimately gripping and even shocking film. The Guardian called it "an enigmatic eco-parable... teetering on the edge of the uncanny". The Hollywood Reporter's critic said the "slow-burn drama builds its own hypnotic, changeable rhythms" and that the strange ending was like "a collision of disturbing dream and reality". That ending has left many at the festival scratching their heads, and Hamaguchi admits it baffles him, too. "I'm not entirely sure whether I like this kind of ending or not," he said. "But when I'm writing a script, I'm always interested in making sure it is not boring to me. "This ending just naturally came out of me," he added. "There's something there that perhaps I can't necessarily say in words but that feels right to me." What he likes most is showing the complexity of his characters. "This is usually how I depict people -- where it's not necessarily black and white between evil and good," he said. "I think I'm often depicting people who perhaps do a terrible thing and yet there are actions and reasons behind it. And I think that's something really important when I'm directing actors as well." "Evil Does Not Exist" is among 23 films competing for the top Golden Lion prize in Venice, to be decided on Saturday. The post Japan’s Ryusuke Hamaguchi on following his Oscar success appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 5th, 2023

William Friedkin, incendiary director of ‘The Exorcist’

US director William Friedkin, who died Monday, will forever be remembered for his Oscar-winning "The Exorcist" in 1973, one of the most controversial horror films of all time that still chills new generations of moviegoers. The taboo-breaking scene of a 12-year-old girl believed to be possessed by the devil, foul-mouthed and feverishly masturbating with a crucifix on her bed, provoked frenzy in audiences and sparked a global debate about the occult in the Catholic Church. "It was shocking," wrote Rolling Stone in 2018, recalling the first reactions. It "had people lining up at the entrances of movie theatres while the exits were soppy with puke from the previous showing." Remarkably for a horror film, it was nominated for 10 Oscars and took home two. Pact with the devil Friedkin, who passed away in Los Angeles on Monday at the aged of 87, after suffering health issues in recent years, first hit the pinnacle in Hollywood a few years before "The Exorcist" -- with his stomping, stylish 1971 thriller "The French Connection." Starring Gene Hackman as a cop in gritty, corrupt New York City, the film won five Oscars including Best Director and Best Picture. It was a pearl of the "New Hollywood" wave of socially and politically charged filmmaking associated with emerging directors such as Robert Altman, Francis Ford Coppola, and Martin Scorsese. Friedkin was asked to direct "The Exorcist" -- based on a novel inspired by a reported case of possession of a 14-year-old boy -- after other star directors including Stanley Kubrick had turned it down. "I thought it was a film about the mystery of faith... but I didn't set out to make a horror film," Friedkin was quoted saying in The Hollywood Reporter in 2015. "But by now, I have accepted that it is." His film was followed by four sequels, based on the same novel but without Friedkin's participation, together grossing more than $600 million worldwide. A television series began in 2016. Real power Friedkin was born in Chicago in 1935. His mother was a nurse and his father held several jobs, from merchant seaman and semi-professional softball player to discount-clothes salesman. He singled out viewing in his twenties of Orson Welles' "Citizen Kane" (1941) as having a radical impact. "It changed my life," he said in a 2014 interview published on the website of respected US critic, Roger Ebert. "It made me understand that film was an art form and a unique way of storytelling that I had never considered". Friedkin started working in television as a runner and then directed TV shows before making his own documentary in 1962, "The People vs Paul Crimp", about a real-life death row prisoner. The film would contribute to Crimp's death sentence being commuted, convincing Friedkin of "the power of cinema", he told AFP in an interview in 2017. In 1967 he made his first feature, "Good Times", a musical starring the popular pop duo Sonny and Cher. Eclipse from the A-List After his heyday in the 1970s, came a spectacular fall from the Hollywood A-List. It was his ambitious "Sorcerer" (1977), that would prove Friedkin's undoing. After a difficult shoot that went wildly over budget to cost $22 million, the film bombed at the US box office, grossing just under $6 million. It was also eclipsed by the first installment of George Lucas's "Star Wars", released at the same time. Amongst his other flops from a total of about 20 features was "Cruising" (1980) with Al Pacino as an undercover cop hunting down a serial killer in New York's S&M scene. But "Killer Joe" in 2011, starring Matthew McConaughey as a man plotting to kill his own mother, brought renewed critical praise. In 2018, decades after his most famous hit, Friedkin revisited the themes of "The Exorcist" with the documentary "The Devil and Father Amorth", about a priest performing an exorcism in Italy. "The life of a filmmaker is one film to another," Friedkin told the LA Times in 1989 about how he picked himself up after his career had taken a tumble. "There's a great reward when you connect with the public and people are lining up around the block to see your film. But the real joy is making the film." Friedkin was married four times, the first time to one of France's top actresses, Jeanne Moreau. The post William Friedkin, incendiary director of ‘The Exorcist’ appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

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