Thursday, May 21, 2009

NO CANNES DO? ] The verdict on PJ's first job as producer


On the eve of Lino Brocka's 10th death anniversary, a tribute that reimagines his film Jaguar for the contemporary times premiered at the 29th Cannes Film Festival. Directed by Adolfo Alix Jr., it is part of a twinbill called Manila, the other half being Raya Martin's reworking of Ishmael Bernal's City After Dark. So after the glamour of the red carpet, what did the reviews say? Did the homage really live up to the late director's international film circuit reputation? Read the reviews here and here.

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