Himala (1982) dir. Ishmael Bernal
Himalâ is a Filipino film directed by the late National Artist Ishmael Bernal of the Philippines in 1982. The film’s script was written by multi-award winner screenwriter Ricky Lee based on a true incident on a teenage girl in Cabra Island in the province of Occidental Mindoro between 1966 and 1967. Sergio Lobo was the Director of Photography.
The film premiered at the 1982 Metro Manila Film Festival, and in 1983, became the first Filipino film to be included in the “Competition Section” of the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival. Since then, Himala has been exhibited in a number of film festivals around the world.
On November 11, 2008, Himalâ won the Viewer’s Choice Award for the Best Film of all Time from the Asia-Pacific Region in the 2008 CNN Asia Pacific Screen Awards beating out nine other outstanding movies.(voted by thousands of film fans around the world).
Release date: 1982 (initial release)
Director: Ishmael Bernal
DVD release date: April 1, 2008
Running time: 103 minutes
Budget: Philippine peso 3 million
Cast: Nora Aunor, Joel Lamangan, Vangie Labalan, Ray Ventura, Cris Daluz, Joe Gruta, Pen Medina
(watch movie on youtube with english&japanese subtitles)
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Pero kapag babae ka, kahit naibigay mo na ang lahat ng iyon sa mga anak mo, kasama pa pati puso mo, pati kaluluwa mo, parang hindi parin sapat na tawagin kang mabuting ina." — Anak (2000) dir. Rory B. Quintos
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