Sunday, January 21, 2007

Where art thou, Panaghoy?

So the Visayan film Panaghoy sa Suba was released in 2004. It garnered a lot of awards and worldwide recognition in various film festivals like Cannes. But yet, almost three years later there is no DVD? How am I supposed to watch this film? Should I get a pirated copy of this DVD? Yes, it would be illegal but if and when a legit DVD is released, I'll be sure to buy a copy to express my gratitude in making non-Tagalog films.

Speaking of non-Tagalog films, I discovered a Chavacano film on YouTube called El Amor di Pilar (Pilar's Love). The film is produced by brothers Patrick & Paco Almaden of Monad Studios. The plot surrounds a widower from Manila who goes to Zamboanga and falls in love with the sister of his deceased wife. The film does have Tagalog in it but there is a lot of Chavacano in it.

The next non-Tagalog film was brought to my attention last night by Jason Laxamana of his film studio Kalalangan Kamaru; he is a 20 year-old Angeles City (Pampanga) native as well as a broadcast communications student at the University of the Philippines Diliman. He is creating what looks like a horror film in Kapampangan called Anak ning Kapri (Child of Kapre). It's Laxamana's goal to make this film completely in Kapampangan, right down to the credits! Kudos to him!

I can't wait to see both of them. :-D In any case, the clips are below. Enjoy!


the amateur misanthrope said...

Last night a friend asked me what my province was. I replied Laguna. Then she asked me what "Lakay" meant. I've never heard of that word in Laguna, told her I just hear it in Manila--there's a student org in UP named Lakay. So, my question is, since you appear to be a linguist, what is "lakay"? Thanks.

Nostalgia Manila said...

Congratulations for being nominated in the 2007 Philippine Blog Awards.

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jun said...

Congratulations for being a finalist for the Philippine Blog Awards 2007 under the Socio-Political Category.

I'm Jun Asis of and, part of the organizing team for the Awards Night.

I'm making the rounds to gather the contact info and establish direct communication with the finalists. This will give us an avenue to give instructions and other details.

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