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Saturday, January 25, 2014


The Visayan Film Industry: A Retrospective
by J. Vincent Noriega and Valeriano Avila
with Kris Relatado and Junuis F. Ranillo

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"Badlis sa Kinabuhi (The Line of Life)" (1969) received 12 of 14 Famas nominations. Gloria Sevilla won Best Actress, Frankie Navaja, Jr., Best Child Actor and a posthumous award to Mat Ranillo, Sr.. The movie was the Philippine entry to the Asean Film Festival in Indonesia, and was showcased  under the informative division f the Berlin Film Festival (the film was dubbed in English in Hongkong and retitles as "Destined"). In 1970, the movie was released in their original Visayan version in Manila theaters and made good at the box office. (excerpt from the article)

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