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Cinematic patrimony

The biggest cause for celebration in the Philippine film industry this year is not the yearend Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) and its slew of unabashedly commercial, unabashedly illiterate entries, but the establishment of the National Film Archives of the Philippines. The NFAP got its inaugural last September when the digitally restored copy of Manuel Conde’s 1950 classic “Genghis Khan” was shown. During the occasion, President Aquino witnessed the formal turnover to the Philippines of the original prints of Conde’s movie from the Venice Film Festival archives.

Posted: December 28th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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