Deadma Walking

On its surface, Julius Alfonso’s “Deadma Walking” resembles Jun Lana’s hugely successful “Die Beautiful”. The former features two gay best friends, the latter has transgender women as leads, but both have a storyline heavily anchored by the idea of death. In both films, the protagonists give specific instructions on how to hold their extravagant

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The Unreel.ph Guide to Metro Manila Film Festival 2017

No other film festival in the Philippines is embedded in the cultural consciousness of Filipinos as indelibly as the Metro Manila Film Festival. The annual tradition, which happens every Yuletide season, has become for many decades a communal act of cinemagoing—indeed a slowly fading art—for many Filipinos. It’s this very preciousness that frustrates me

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