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Sunday, February 17, 2008


Shame (1983)- Stars Claudia Zobel, Robert Arevalo and Patrick De La Rosa/ Directed by Elwood Perez

Director Elwood Perez will be the subject of a film festival retrospective at the University of the Philippines Film Institute's Cine Adarna starting February 25, 2008 in time for the 22nd anniversary of the People Power revolution of 1986. Although overshadowed by the likes of Lino Brocka, Ishmael Bernal, Celso Ad Castillo, Marilou Diaz-Abaya, Mike de Leon, among others, Perez, along with Joey Gosiengfiao made their mark in the local movie industry with their sexy, campy and social relevant films. Both started in such films as Lipad, Darna Lipad and Zoom Zoom Superman in 1973.

According to the Young Critic Circle --- "It was not only Lino Brocka and Ishmael Bernal who were social realists in their films during their time. So was Elwood Perez. He's also a classic." YCC is focusing on works like "Paraisong Parisukat", "Bilangin Ang Mga Bituin sa Langit"; "Pinay: American Style"; "Disgrasyada" and "Stepsisters."

Perez was dumbfounded on his forthcoming film retrospective--- "Bongga ang mga Noranians. Bumili sila ng six hundred tickets. Wala akong masabi," sabi ni Elwood. (The Noranians are simply fabulous. They bought six hundred tickets to the festival.) The Noranians, no doubt, still remember that Perez did quite a number of films starring Nora Aunor, including the unforgetable Till We Meet Again (1985), I Can't Stop Loving You (1985) and Ang Buhay At Pag-ibig Ni Pacita M. [The Life and Loves of Pacita M] (1991).

Elwood Perez Retrospective, Feb 25 to 27, 2008
Feb 25 Mon
2 p.m. Elwood Perez Retrospective: Nakawin Natin ang Bawa’t Sandali (Sampaguita-VP Pictures, 1978)
5 p.m. Elwood Perez Retrospective: Till We Meet Again (Regal Films, 1985)
7:30 p.m. Elwood Perez Retrospective: I Can’t Stop Loving You (Regal Films, 1985)

Feb 26 Tue
2 p.m. Elwood Perez Retrospective: Ibulong Mo sa Diyos (Regal Films, 1988)
5 p.m. Elwood Perez Retrospective: Masarap, Masakit ang Umibig (Sampaguita Pictures, 40th Anniversary Presentation, 1977)
7:30 p.m. Elwood Perez Retrospective: Bilangin ang Bituin sa Langit (Regal Films, 1989)

Feb 27 Wed
2 p.m. Elwood Perez Retrospective: Isang Gabi, Tatlong Babae (Juan de la Cruz Productions, 1974)
5 p.m. Elwood Perez Retrospective: Pakawalan Mo Ako (MVP Pictures, 1981)
7:30 p.m. Elwood Perez Retrospective: Ang Totoong Buhay ni Pacita M (MRN Films, 1991)

See Joey Gosiengfiao
Joey Gosiengfiao-Elwood Perez Thread at PinoyDVD
See Andrew Leavold Blog on Elwood Perez

Lipad, Darna, Lipad (1973)- Stars Vilma Santos, Gloria Romero, Celia Rodriguez and Liza Lorena/ Directed by Emmanuel Borlaza, Elwood Perez and Joey Gosiengfiao

Zoom, Zoom, Superman (1973)- Stars Ariel Ureta, Miss Rita Gomez, Boots Anson-Roa, Rosanna Ortiz, Celia Rodriguez and Gina Pareno/ Directed by Ishmael Bernal, Elwood Perez and Joey Gosiengfiao

Inday Garutay (1976)- Stars Trixia Gomez/ Directed by Elwood Perez

Masikip Maluwang Paraisong Parisukat (1977)- Stars Christopher De Leon, Alma Moreno, Eddie Garcia, Nova Villa, Lorli Villanueva and Barbara Luna/ Directed by Elwood Perez

Mahal Mo, Mahal Ko (1978)- Stars Nora Aunor, Tirso Cruz III and Christopher De Leon/ Directed by Elwood Perez

Nakawin Natin ang Sandali (1978)- Stars Vilma Santos, Christopher De Leon, Baby Delgado, Roel Vergel De Dios/ Directed by Elwood Perez

Sari-Saring Ibong Kulasisi (1978)- Stars Alona Alegre, Trixia Gomez, Vivian Velez and Chanda Romero/ Directed by Elwood Perez

Disgrasyada (1978)- Stars Rio Locsin (First Starring Role), Rolly Quizon and Ronald Corveau/ Directed by Elwood Perez

Magkaribal (1979)- Stars Vilma Santos, Christopher De Leon, Alma Moreno / Directed by Elwood Perez

Stepsisters (1979)- Stars Lorna Tolentino, Rio Locsin, Mark Gil/ Directed by Elwood Perez

Diborsyada (1980) - Stars Gina Alajar/ Directed by Elwood Perez

Pinay, American Style (1980)- Stars Vilma Santos, Christopher De Leon, Bembol Roco and Victor Laurel/ Directed by Elwood Perez

Santa Claus is Coming to Town (1983)- Stars Robert Arevalo, Liza Lorena, Marissa Delgado, Raul Aragon/ with Snooky, Maricel Soriano, Gabby Conception, William Martinez/ Directed by Elwood Perez

Till We Meet Again (1985)- Stars Nora Aunor, Tirso Cruz III, Dina Bonnevie, Edu Manzano/ Directed by Elwood Perez

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