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Friday, June 25, 2010


Eddie Romero's Ganito Kami Noon...Paano Kayo Ngayon? and Lino Brocka's Insiang romped away with top honors in the 1976 Metro Manila Film Festival (known then as the 1976 Filipino Film Festival). Ganito... won 6 major awards--- Best Picture; Best Actor (Christopher de Leon); Best Director (Eddie Romero); Best Screenplay (Eddie Romero and Roy C. Iglesias); Best Art Direction (Laida Lim-Perez and Peque Gallaga) and Best Music (Lutgardo Labad). Insiang was awarded four--- Best Actress (Hilda Koronel); Best Supporting Actor (Ruel Vernal); Best Supporting Actress (Mona Lisa) and Best Cinematography (Conrado Baltazar). Lupita Concio's Minsa'y May Isang Gamu-Gamo had two awards--- Best Editing (Edgardo Vinarao) and Best Story (Marina Feleo-Gonzales).

A total of 10 movies were exhibited during the 10-day festival which opened for the first time on Christmas Day (December 25). JE Productions'
Dateline Chicago: Arrest The Nurse Killer emerged as the Top Grosser.

"Ganito Kami Noon... Paano Kayo Ngayon?" (1976)- Stars Christopher de Len, Gloria Diaz, Eddie Garcia, Dranreb Belleza, Leopoldo Salcedo, Rosemarie Gil, Johnny Vicar, Tsing-Tong Tsai/ Directed by Eddie Romero

"Insiang" (1976)- Stars Hilda Koronel, Mona Lisa, Ruel Vernal, Rez Cortez, Marlon Ramirez/ Directed by Lino Brocka

"Minsa'y Isang Gamu-Gamo" (1976)- Stars Nora Aunor, Jay Ilagan, Gloria Sevilla, Perla Bautista, Eddie Villamayor/ with Paquito Salcedo, Lily Miraflor, Leo Martinez, Nanding Fernandez, Luz Fernandez/ Directed by Lupita Concio

"Dateline Chicago: Arrest The Nurse Killer" (1976)- Stars Joseph Estrada, Pilar Pilapil, Mailyn Herrs, Garret Blake, J.C. Marshall, Debbie Brinson/ Directed by Cesar Gallardo

" The Rebel Hunter (True-to-Life Story of Brig. Gen. Romeo Gatan)/ 1976- Stars Ramon Revilla, Sr., Boots Anson-Roa, George Estregan, Rodolfo 'Boy' Garcia, Rez Cortez, Max Alvarado/ Directed by Jose Yandoc

"Puede Ako, Puwede Ka Pa Ba?" (1976)- Stars Amalia Fuentes, Romeo Vasquez, Eddie Gutierrez, Vivian Velez, Rosemarie Gil, Ike Lozada, Inday Badiday, Cloyd Robinson, Lilian Laing, Sandy Garcia/ Directed by Elwood Perez & Joey Gosiengfiao

"Makahiya at Talahib" (1976)- Stars Vilma Santos, Rudy Fernandez, Trixia Gomez and Gloria Romero/ with Romeo Rivera, Rocco Montalban, Robert Rivera & Max Alvarado in a Special Role/ Directed by Emmanuel Borlaza

"Kisame Street" (1976)- Stars Dolphy, Nida Blanca, Panchito, Rolly Quizon, Katy dela Cruz, Patsy, Georgie Quizon, Bentot Jr., Margie Braza, Teroy de Guzman/ Directed by Ading Fernando

"Barok" (1976)- Stars Chiquito, Trixia Gomez, Max Alvarado, Tange, Joaquin Fajardo, Palito, Arlene Sison, Ely Roque, Jun Santos, Norma Yumul, Manuel Dagul/ F.H. Constantino

The Interceptorrs" (1976)- Stars Tony Ferrer, Ramon Zamora and George Estregan/ with Edna Diaz, Paquito Diaz, Charlie Davao, Vic Diaz & Max ALvarado/ Directed by Efren C. Pinon


Anonymous said...

Truly one of the golden years of Philippine cinema.. 1976 MMFF produced a number of international caliber films like Ganito Kami Noon...., Insiang and Minsaý Isang Gamu-Gamo...Btw, Norman, may official report ba this year ang MMFF board kung sino ang talagang top grosser? kesa parang hotly contested ito that year..saome quarters says, it's the Ramon Revilla flick that lords at the box office, some says, it's Dolphy's Kisame Street and other says it's Joseph's Arrest the Nurse Killer...basta naaaliw ako sa ad ng Barok that year na claiming the #2 spot! at hindi sila nakiki pag agawan sa top slot..basta masaya na sila sa #2 ha ha!


Anonymous said...

This is indeed the golden year of Philippine cinema.. Nasan ang Bakekang?

Historian boy said...

Bakekang was never a Metro Manila filmfest entry, however, it was released in 1978.

guillramos said...

Hi Good day!

I would like to ask if you know where is the venue of the '76 MMFF? And yung mga naging jury po doon?


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