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Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Cine Suerte's Karnal won the Best Picture in the 1983 Metro Manila Film Festival. The movie, directed by Marilou Diaz- Abaya, also won four other awards---Manolo Abaya (best Cinematography), Rudy Baldovino (best Sound Engineering), Fred Concepcion (Best Musical Scoring) and Fiel Zabat (Best Production Design). However, it was Lea Productions' Bago Kumalat ang Kamandag that romped away major individual honors--- Anthony Alonzo (Best Actor), Coney Reyes (Best Actress), Alicia Alonzo (Best Supporting Actress), Willie Milan (Best Director and Best Screenplay) and Augusto Salvador (Best Editing). Other awardees include Dennis Roldan (Best Supporting Actor/ Hot Property) and Jaypee de Guzman (Best Child Performer/ Tengteng de Sarapen)

RVQ Productions' Tengteng de Sarapen was the top grosser of the festival. Only eight movies participated.

"Karnal" (1983)- Stars Charito Solis, Phillip Salvador, Vic Silayan, Joel Torre and Cecille Castillo/ Directed by Marilou Diaz-Abaya

"Tengteng De Sarapen" (1983)- Stars Dolphy, Alma Moreno, Panchito, Jaypee de Guzman, Raoul Aragonn, Bayani Casimiro, Teroy de Guzman, Palito, Ben David, Rocco Montalban, Larry Silva, Allan Bautista, Max Vera/ Directed by Frank Gray, Jr.

"Bago Kumalat ang Kamandag" (1983)- Stars Anthony Alonzo, Coney Reyes, Eddie Garcia, Perla Bautista, Alicia Alonzo/ Directed by Willie Milan

"Hot Property" (1983)- Stars Carmi Martin, Phillip Salvador, Dennis Roldan, Vic Diaz, Tony Santos, Sr./ Directed by Lino Brocka

"Bad Bananas sa Puting Tabing" (1983)- Stars Christopher de Leon, Edgar Mortiz, Jay Ilagan, Johnny Delgado and Nora Aunor/ Jaime Fabregas, Larry Lawrence/ Directed by Peque Gallaga

"D' Godson" (1983)- Stars Nino Muhlach, William Martinez, Susan Bautista, Panchito, Pepe Pimentel, Nanette Inventor, Manny Luna, Rodolfo 'Boy' Garcia, Bayani Casimiro, Jimmy Santos, Palito, Joaquin Fajardo, Fred Panopio/ Directed by J. Erastheo Navoa

"Gunfighter" (1983)- Stars Lito Lapid, Connie Angeles, Chuck Biller, Cole Mackay, Paul Jones, marlene Chavez, Brad Fletcher/ Directed by Romy Suzara

"Over My Dead Body" (1983)- Stars Tony Ferrer, Efren Reyes, Jr. and Bembol Roco/ with Raoul Aragon, Anna Marie Gutierrez, Lolita Marquez/ Directed by Arsenio 'Boots' Bautista

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