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Friday, July 18, 2008


Aliw (1980)- Stars Lorna Tolentino, Amy Austria, Suzette Ranillo, George Estregan, Dick Israel, Juan Rodrigo, Butz Aquino/ Directed by Ishmael Bernal

City After Dark: Manila By Night (1980)- Stars Charito Solis, Alma Moreno, Lorna Tolentino, Rio Locsin, Cherie Gil, Gina ALajar, Orestes Ojeda, Bernado Bernardo and William Martinez/ Directed by Ishmael Bernal


He won the Urian for best director four times for Dalawang Pugad, Isang Ibon (Two Nests, One Bird), 1977; Broken Marriage, 1983; Hinugot Sa Langit (Wrenched From Heaven), 1985; and Pahiram Ng Isang Umaga (Lend Me One Morning), 1989; and the best screenplay for City After Dark, 1980. His film Pagdating Sa Dulo, won for him the FAMAS for best screenplay award while Himala (Miracle), 1981, garnered nine major awards in the Metro Manila Film Festival. In that same year, Bernal was chosen by the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino as the Most Outstanding Filmmaker of the Decade 1971-1980. Among the 10 best films chosen by the critics, five were his. These include Pagdating Sa Dulo, Nunal Sa Tubig, Manila By Night, Himala and Hinugot Sa Langit. He was also hailed as Director of the Decade by the Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA).

Bernal also won the CMMA Best Director Award (1983), the bronze Hugo Award in the Chicago International Film Festival (1983) for the movie Himala. The Cultural Center of the Philippines presented him the Gawad CCP Para sa Sining for film in 1990. In 1993, he received the ASEAN Cultural Award in Communication ARts in Brunei Darrussalam.

Bernal, the daring artist, bohemian, and activist, undermined the established canons of the Philippine popular movies from within, created a void, and then filled it with cinematic excess, a hysteria that was illuminating and iridescent.

(Brocka-Bernal: Alaala ng mga Artista ng Bayan, December 1996)

see Ishmael Bernal Circa 1971-79

Good Morning Sunshine (1980)- Stars Vilma Santos, Junior, Liza Lorena, Sheryl Cruz, Anita Linda, Bebraliz and Lloyd Samartino/ Directed by Ishmael Bernal

Sugat sa Ugat (1980)- Stars Christopher de Leon, Hilda Koronel, Amy Austria/ Directed by Ishmael Bernal

Girlfriend (1980)- Stars Mat Ranillo III, Al Tantay And Cherie Gil/ with Pia Moran, Bibeth Orteza, Tita de Villa/ Directed by Ishmael Bernal

Ito Ba Ang Ating Mga Anak? (1982)- Stars Lloyd Samartino, William Martinez, Albert Martinez, Joel ALano and Cherie Gil/ Directed by Ishmael Bernal

Hindi Kita Malimot (1982)- Stars Maricel Soriano and William Martinezl/ Directed by Ishmael Bernal

Relasyon (1982)- Stars Vilma Santos, Christopher de Leon and Jimi Melendez/ Directed by Ishmael Bernal

Himala (1982)- Stars Nora Aunor/ with a cast of thousands/ Directed by Ishmael Bernal

Broken Marriage (1983)- Stars Vilma Santos, Christopher de Leon, Orestes Ojeda, Lito Pimentel, Tessie Tomas/ Directed by Ishmael Bernal

Gamitin Mo Ako (1985)- Stars Miss Rita Gomez, Al Tantay, William Martinez and Stella Suarez, Jr./ Directed by Ishmael Bernal

Hinugot Sa Langit (1985)- Stars Charito Solis, Dante Rivero, AL Tantay, Amy Austria, Rowell Santiago and Maricel Soriano/ Directed by Ishmael Bernal

Working Girls
(1984)- Stars Hilda Koronel, Rio Locsin, Chanda Romero, Carmi Martin, Maria Isabel Lopez, Baby Delfgado and Gina Pareno/ Directed by Ishmael Bernal

Working Girls 2 (1987)- Stars Gloria Romero, Jacklyn Jose, Dang Cecilio, Melanie Marquez and Dina Bonnevie/ with Dante Rivero, Ricky Belmonte, George Javier, Ronel Victor and Edu Manzano/ Directed by Ishmael Bernal

The Graduates (1986)- Stars Snooky Serna, Gabby Concepcion, Maricel Soriano, William Martinez, Gina Alajar, Lani Mercado and Dina Bonnevie/ with Orestes Ojeda, Joel Torre, Rey 'PJ' Abellana, Ronnie Ricketts/ Directed by Ishmael Bernal

Pinulot Ka Lang Sa Lupa (1987)- Stars Lorna Tolentino, Gabby Concepcion, Eddie Garcia and Maricel Soriano/ Directed by Ishmael Bernal

Pahiram Ng Isang Umaga (1989)- Stars Vilma Santos, Gabby Conception, Zsa ZSa Padilla, Eric Quizon/ Directed by Ishmael Bernal

Wating (1994)- Stars Richard Gomez, Carmina Villaroel, Cherie Gil, Janice de Belen, Bembol Roco, Dave Brodett and Celeste Legaspi/ Directed by Ishmael Bernal

Filmography (1980-94):

1980- Aliw
1980- Good Morning Sunshine
1980- Sugat sa
City After Dark (Manila By Night)
1980- Girlfriend
1982- Ito Ba Ang Ating Mga Anak?
1982- Galawgaw
1982- Relasyon
1982- Hindi Kita Malimot
1982- Himala
1983- Broken Marriage
1984- Working Girls
1984- Shake, Rattle and Roll (Pridyider Episode)
1985- Gamitin Mo Ako
1985- Hinugot sa Langit

1986- The Graduates
1987- Working Girls 2
1987- Pinulot Ka Lang Sa Lupa
1988- Nagbabagang Luha
1989- Pahiram ng Isang Umaga
1992- Mahal Kita, Walang Iba

1994- Wating


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Anonymous said...

one of the best director and my favorite i love his movies with vilma like relasyon, broken marriage and pahiram ng isang umaga all awards winners.

Anonymous said...

Wall ba kayong kopya ng Pagdating sa Dulo at Salawahan?
Alam ko may ginawa pa sya Scotch To Forget; Black Coffee To Remember.

yen said...

Hi sir/madam, I'd like to ask permission to use some of your images and other content for my class in Senior High School on Contemporary Arts in the Philippine Regions. Thank you! This is a very valuable site for resources on Filipino cinema.


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