100 Best Filipino Films Directed by Women, 20-11

20     Ang Huling Cha-Cha ni Anita (Sigrid Andrea Bernardo, 2013)  A 12-year old Anita (Therese Malvar) falls in love with the new woman in town (Angel Aquino); years later, a girlhood crush blossoms during the Fiesta of Santa Clara in Obando, Bulacan. 19     Tundong Magiliw (Jewel Maranan, 2011)  An immersion into life before … Continue reading 100 Best Filipino Films Directed by Women, 20-11

100 Best Filipino Films Directed by Women, 30-21

30     Nervous Translation (Shireen Seno, 2017)  Eight year-old Yael (Janna Agoncillo), shy to a fault, lives in her own private world. One day she finds out about a pen that can "translate" the thoughts and feelings of nervous people. 29     Init sa Magdamag (Laurice Guillen, 1983)  Becky (Lorna Tolentino) is in love with … Continue reading 100 Best Filipino Films Directed by Women, 30-21

100 Best Filipino Films Directed by Women, 40-31

40     Sid & Aya: Not a Love Story (Irene Emma Villamor, 2018) Sid (Dingdong Dantes) is a guy who suffers from insomnia. Through the many lonely nights, he meets Aya (Anne Curtis). Who is she, really? And how will she change Sid’s life? 39     Alkitrang Dugo (Lupita Aquino-Kashiwahara, 1975) Adapted from The Lord of the … Continue reading 100 Best Filipino Films Directed by Women, 40-31

100 Best Filipino Films Directed by Women, 50-41

50     Shift (Siege Ledesma, 2013)  Estela (Yeng Constantino), an idealistic call center slacker is mentored by Trevor (Felix Roco), a pragmatic senior agent. Their interaction develops into an unconventional relationship that would challenge their most personal convictions. 49     Sa Pusod ng Dagat (Marilou Diaz-Abaya, 1998)  In a remote fishing island in the 50’s, … Continue reading 100 Best Filipino Films Directed by Women, 50-41

100 Best Filipino Films Directed by Women, 60-51

60     Got 2 Believe (Olivia Lamasan, 2002)  A photographer (Rico Yan) publishes a series of pictures detailing a lovelorn wedding planner’s (Claudine Barretto) many embarrassing moments as a perpetual bridesmaid. 59     Pan de Salawal (Che Espiritu, 2018) Aguy (Miel Espinoza), a special little homeless girl, travels about the Philippines curing the afflicted with … Continue reading 100 Best Filipino Films Directed by Women, 60-51

100 Best Filipino Films Directed by Women, 70-61

70     Nanay Mameng (Adjani Arumpac, 2012)  Nanay Mameng delves deep into the character of a woman (Carmen "Nanay Mameng" Deunida) who has experienced extreme poverty and domestic violence and rose from from it all to become the beloved personality, well-known to the Philippine mass movement. 69     Kung Mahawi Man ang Ulap (Laurice Guillen, … Continue reading 100 Best Filipino Films Directed by Women, 70-61

100 Best Filipino Films Directed by Women

In celebration of Women's Month, Pinoy Rebyu presents the results of our poll of the best Filipino films helmed by women directors. Filipino female directors make up less than 10% of the total number of active local filmmakers, even though their films prove to be well-loved by both the movie-going public (e.g., the roster of … Continue reading 100 Best Filipino Films Directed by Women

100 Best Filipino Films Directed by Women, 80-71

80      Señorita (Isabel Sandoval, 2011)  Wanting to quit sex work in Manila and start a new life, Donna (Isabel Sandoval), a transgender woman, gets her chance when an old friend asks her to look after her 12-year-old son Tomas while she works overseas for a year. Donna moves to a small town to … Continue reading 100 Best Filipino Films Directed by Women, 80-71

100 Best Filipino Films Directed by Women, 90-81

90     Billie and Emma (Samantha Lee, 2018) Billie (Zar Donato), a teenage rock star, moves to the province and meets Emma (Gabby Padilla), a model and almost the perfect example of a good daughter. Together, they go through the experience of first love. 89     Bagong Buwan (Marilou Diaz-Abaya, 2001) A Muslim doctor (Cesar … Continue reading 100 Best Filipino Films Directed by Women, 90-81

Oda sa Wala tops 2018 film poll, lead star Marietta Subong named best lead performer

Oda sa Wala, Dwein Baltazar's mysterious, darkly humorous depiction of a lonely woman living with her catatonic father in a decrepit house that doubles as a morgue, tops the Pinoy Rebyu poll of the best in Philippine cinema in 2018, with 36 poll participants submitting ballots in 14 categories. The film was an entry to … Continue reading Oda sa Wala tops 2018 film poll, lead star Marietta Subong named best lead performer