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CNN picks best Asian movie in history!!!
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Posted 11/21/08
wow himala(miracle) is so old,,I guess the stardom of nora started w/ this movie,,heheh,,its really deserving to won the title best,,
i've watchd it long time ago,,its a really touching story!!
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Awarding of Himala in CNN!
HERE IS THE LINK:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgz7PdW5dKI


Posted 12/12/08
i just watched himala... i don't understand how it beats the hong kong and korean film...
hong kong and korean film are better..
infernal affair was a better movie than this filipino himala movie i think...
and the korean movie oldboy is definitely a classic to remember... i mean seriously, did you guys even watch oldboy?!?!? the movie is pretty friggin good
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well, himala is a classic film and the message is what you really need to internalize(a!)..
maybe those persons who have given himala that award is due to its content..whatever!.
(though i like infernal affairs more!)
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ijsakawa wrote:

i just watched himala... i don't understand how it beats the hong kong and korean film...
hong kong and korean film are better..
infernal affair was a better movie than this filipino himala movie i think...
and the korean movie oldboy is definitely a classic to remember... i mean seriously, did you guys even watch oldboy?!?!? the movie is pretty friggin good


It's because many voted for Himala... But before the voting, CNN chose the TEN BEST FILMS from Asia Pacific, and CNN included Himala... This Filipino Movie being in the top ten is enough to make me proud that i am a Filipino. Having an online poll is just a bonus for movie fans around the globe to make their favorite movie get the viewers choice award.

By the way, we have a documenatry film about Himala to be screened in UP... here it is.



Sa Likod ng Himala to be screened at UP Dec 16
12/08/2008 | 05:56 PM


The UP Film Institute (UPFI), in cooperation with the International Circle of Online Noranians (ICON), will hold free screenings of Sa Likod ng Himala, a movie-in-the- making documentary on Ishmael Bernal's masterpiece Himala. It will be screened at the UPFI Ishmael Bernal Gallery on December 16 (Tuesday), starting at 7 pm.

In Super 8mm format, this 20-minute documentary was made by the in-house staff of the former UP Film Center (now expanded into the UP Film Institute). It features raw footage of Bernal, the staff, and the cast in action during the filming of the movie's momentous stampede scene. The UPFI has preserved the original 26-year-old reel of the film in its archives in almost pristine state—a miracle of sorts.

This one-night-only event is meant to honor the film Himala, starring Superstar Nora Aunor and penned by Ricky Lee, for winning the CNN APSA Viewers' Choice Award for Best Asia-Pacific Film of All Time, presented recently at the 2nd Asia-Pacific Screen Awards held in Queensland, Australia.

This special tribute, a surprise year-ender for the UPFI, has been planned even before Himala got the CNN APSA award. "The fact that this Bernal film has been shortlisted with the works of world cinema masters like Akira Kurosawa, Satyajit Ray, Wong Kar-wai, and Ang Lee," said UPFI resident programmer Nonoy Lauzon, "is a great feat by itself."

Himala holds the distinction of opening the 2nd Manila International Film Festival in 1983. It was handpicked by Berlin festival director Moritz de Hadeln, no less, to be part of the competition film selection of Berlin International Film Festival in the same year, the first and only Filipino film so far that competed for the Golden Bear. It was then screened in key Russian cities before it went to the Chicago International Film Festival where it won the Bronze Hugo Award for Best Feature Film.

Himala has remained as one of National Artist Ishmael Bernal's most exhibited films in both local and international film events. From the '80s to the current decade, it has been shown in world's key cities such as Taipei, Bangkok, Tokyo, Jakarta, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Vienna, and New York. This year, iHimalaBHimalaHimala was included in the programs of Berlin Hot Shots Film Festival and Paris Film Festival.

The Bernal Gallery on the same day will showcase a mini-exhibit, organized by the International Circle of Online Noranians. The group will also conduct a short program honoring the film and some of the people behind it. In between screenings of the documentary, ICON will also hold activities such as film discussion and forum with distinguished guests.

For more information about this event, contact Marlon Antolin (09178899485) and Nestor De Guzman (09228471515). - Philippine Entertainment Portal
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Makasaysayang dokumentaryo, ipapalabas sa UP Film Institute

Isang pambihirang video mula sa archives ng UP Film Institute (UPFI)
ang pormal na isasapubliko sa unang pagkakataon. Itatanghal ang Sa
Likod ng Himala, 20-minutong dokumentaryo ukol sa paggawa ng
pelikulang Himala (ECP, 1982) ni Ishmael Bernal, sa UPFI Bernal
Gallery, Disyembre 16, 2008 (Martes). Libre ang bawat screening na
magsisimula sa ika-7 ng gabi.

Ginawa ang dokumentaryo noong 1982 ng in-house staff ng UP Film
Center (pinalawak ngayon bilang UP Film Institute). Limang resident
cameramen ng Film Center ang nagsadya sa set ng Himala sa disyerto
ng Paoay, Ilocos Norte. Naroon sila sa lokasyon habang kinukunan ang
isa sa highlights ng pelikula—ang pagbaril kay Elsa (Nora Aunor) sa
burol habang nagtatalumpati, ang sumunod na stampede, at ang
pagbuhat ng mga deboto sa katawan ng bisyonaryo. Gamit ang Super 8mm
movie camera, nagtulong ang lima sa pagkuha ng footage.

Ibinunga nito ang isang dokumentaryong di matatawaran ang halaga.
Bukod sa makasaysayan, naidokumento rito ang buong giting na
pamamahala ni Ishmael Bernal (National Artist for Film) sa pagkuha
sa isa sa pinakamalalaking eksena sa Sine Pilipino, gamit ang pitong
kamera at sangkot ang halos tatlong libong tao. Masisilip dito kung
bakit at paano naging isang dakilang obra ang Himala na patuloy na
kinikilala sa mundo.

Ang okasyon ay pagpupugay ng UP Film Institute, sa pakikipagtulungan
ng International Circle of Online Noranians (ICON), sa pelikulang
Himala sa pagwawagi nito ng CNN Viewers' Choice Award for Best Asia
Pacific Film of All Time. Iginawad ang naturang parangal noong
Nobyembre sa 2nd Asia Pacific Film Awards na ginanap sa Queensland,
Australia.

Ang Himala ang pinakaimpluwensiyal na pelikula ni Bernal. Nagkaroon
ito ng bersiyong teatrong musikal at dramang panradyo. Naging
inspirasyon ito ng isang award-winning film. Di rin mabilang ang
pagtukoy dito sa iba't ibang midyum ng kulturang popular. Nakatanim
na sa kamalayan ng Filipino ang mga linya sa pelikula.

Pinukaw din ng Himala ang atensiyon ng mundo. Binuksan nito ang
Manila International Film Festival noong 1983. Sa Europa, nag-
premiere ito sa Berlin Film Festival bilang official selection para
sa Golden Bear nang taon ding iyon, bago lumahok sa Moscow filmfest.
Sa dating USSR, itinanghal ito sa mga siyudad ng Kiev (Ukraine) at
Alma-ata (Kazakhstan). Isinali rin ang pelikula sa 19th Chicago
International Film Festival kung saan ito nag-uwi ng Bronze Hugo
Prize para sa Best Feature Film.

Sa nakalipas na higit dalawang dekada, nailibot na ang pelikula sa
Taipei, Bangkok, Tokyo, Jakarta, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Vienna, New
York, at iba pang siyudad. Ngayong taon, bahagi ang Himala ng
programa ng Berlin Hot Shots Film Festival (Germany) at Paris Film
Festival (France).

Mabibili sa video stores ang DVD ng Himala, bahagi ng seryeng Obra
Maestra ng Star Records.
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Wow! I've never watched "Himala". Where can I watch it? I heard that it was a good movie. Any of you know links so we can watch this?
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Posted 12/15/08

ijsakawa wrote:

i just watched himala... i don't understand how it beats the hong kong and korean film...
hong kong and korean film are better..
infernal affair was a better movie than this filipino himala movie i think...
and the korean movie oldboy is definitely a classic to remember... i mean seriously, did you guys even watch oldboy?!?!? the movie is pretty friggin good


I'm a diehard Park Chan-wook fan and Old Boy is one of my favorite movies of all time (Sympathy for Lady Vengeance being my most favorite). I think "Himala" won because of its social relevance and acting (Kudos to Nora Aunor!). Apart from that, it was made in the early 80's (mind you, the special effects that we have now are just thoughts then) and it put out such a strong message.


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Posted 12/15/08
i saw a copy of this movie in a local music shop... is it that good??
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Posted 12/16/08
Yes Himala is really deserving! =) not because I'm a Filipino but because the story and the cast are all great! I hope there's a copy here. ..
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Posted 12/16/08
ngauzk................
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Posted 12/17/08
wow this is great!!
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Posted 4/8/09
It is still available, pm me & I'll give anyone the link for it.
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LOL at all these posters exclaiming a 1982 film is TOO OLD! It's obvious that most of you are not film lovers, if you were, you would've watched films that went past the 1990s mark! The Godfather 1 & 2 is one of the best, if not the best film I have seen or experienced, & I saw this film when I was 10 or perhaps younger than that.

Ever heard of these quality pre90-films before?

Back to the Future trilogy
The Godfather trilogy
Indiana Jones trilogy
Star Wars trilogy
Ben Hur
Lawrence of Arabia
Gone with the Wind
Spartacus
Doctor Zhivago
The Bridge on the River Kwai
Excalibur
Alien & Aliens
Terminator 2
Superman 1 & 2
Empire of the Sun
The Last Emperor
The Shawshank Redemption
The Champ (1978)
Stand By Me
The Sound of Music
any AL PACINO movie
any JAMES CAGNEY movie
It's a Wonderful Life
etc etc etc
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