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Friday, September 25, 2009

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They are masters behind the camera, capturing emotions through their lenses and bringing them to life. But now, the focus is on them. Instituto Cervantes, in celebration of the 8th edition of Película, presents a photo exhibit featuring several fundamental figures of the contemporary Philippine cinema from October 7 to 31 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

Dubbed as Filipino Filmmakers, the exhibit displays the work of renowned Spanish photographer Oscar Orengo. Over the years, Orengo has tried to capture the character of various film directors through his camera. Just last year, he brought to Manila his series of 44 black and white pictures of Spanish Filmmakers.

It was then that he realized to take advantage of his stay in the country and begin a series of pictures of Filipino film directors, which, he said, is an interesting subject for exhibit and for the promotion of the Philippine cinema to Spain. “The quality of the first pictures and its attractive potential for the Filipino and Spanish audiences inspired us to start the production of a new exhibit, Filipino Filmmakers, which would be exhibited in the Philippines and Spain,” Orengo said.

For his Filipino Filmmakers series, Orengo took photographs of 44 local directors and actors. He said the series is a good way to document an exceptionally creative period of the Philippine cinema as well as to strengthen the Spanish-Philippine cultural relations through cinema and photography.

Top-billing the exhibit are photos of award-winning and renowned local directors like Peque Gallaga, Jose Javier Reyes, Eddie Romero, Joel Lamangan, Maryo J. delos Reyes, Brillante Mendoza, and Jeffrey Jeturian.

Filipino Filmmakers is organized by Instituto Cervantes, in cooperation with the National Historical Institute, Spanish Embassy in the Philippines, AECID, Ministerio de Cultura of Spain, Filmoteca del Ministerio de AA.EE. de España, Cine en Construccion, Spanish Program for Cultural Cooperation, Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day, LRT, MRT, Cultural Center of the Philippines, College of St.Benilde, Greenbelt and Ayala Malls Cinemas.


For more information, please call 526 1482 or visit the Instituto Cervantes website or the Pelicula website. Instituto Cervantes de Manila is located at 855 T.M. Kalaw St., Ermita, Manila.

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