March 30, 2011

Limbunan earns 6 Gawad Urian nods

Limbunan is nominated in six categories in the 34th Gawad Urian, including Best Film, Best Direction, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography for McRobert Nacario, Best Production Design for Paramata Endawan, and Best Sound for Dempster Samarista.

The Gawad Urian is handed out by the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino or the Philippine Critics Society composed of Dr. Roland Tolentino, Dr. Gigi Alfonso, Mario Hernando, National Artist for Literature Bienvenido Lumbera, Dr. Miguel Rapatan, Benilda Santos, Dr. Nicanor Tiongson, Tito Valiente, Lito Zulueta, and Butch Francisco.

In a blurb written for the film's press kit to the 67th Venice International Film Festival, Zulueta wrote:

"In lyrically detailing the curious pre-nuptial rituals that a very young Maguindanao woman undergoes in Mindanao in southern Philippines, Limbunan lays the pros and the cons of tradition and change that any society in transition confronts. There’s no hard sell here: only images and stirrings of wisdom that fill the viewer’s heart and mind in one meditative flow of humanity and empowerment. Limbunan is that rarity: a poetic movie with a gadding edge."


Dyustin said...

I've seen Limbunan in Festival International des Cinémas d'Asie in Vesoul (France), I'm student (in tagalog and cinema) and i had prepared some questions about your movie, is it possible to have your e-mail address to send you these questions ?
Maraming salamat po.
Justine Meignan

Enricong Gago said...

Hi there! I would like to know if a dvd copy of Limbunan is available in the market? If not, is there a way I could get a copy? Cheers man!

Tng Man said...

Not yet, hopefully by September. I'll make an update about this matter on my blog.

Rimanah said...

salam Sir. How can I have copy of your film? id like to study some of our traditions back in our province. Your advocacy educates not only Moro but bigger context as well. I'm happy my Christian fellows will have access to our distinct culture. More power and Allah bless you for doing a great film!