Thursday, October 16, 2008

Two Brocka films, out on DVD!

Nino Muhlach and Dolphy in Ang Tatay Kong Nanay

At the Cinefilipino website, with brief articles by yours truly:

Ang Tatay Kong Nanay (My Father My Mother, 1978)

The master filmmaker's one collaboration with the near-universally acknowledged King of Philippine Comedy, Dolphy (Rodolfo Vera Quizon). Screen legends working with famed filmmakers rarely if ever create sure bets; it's something of a surprise, then that the resulting picture from these two is so straightforwardly poignant, laced with just enough humor to wriggle past one's defenses.


Lino Brocka's Tatlo, Dalawa, Isa (Three, Two, One, 1974) shows the filmmaker's versatility in the short form, working with various writers.


4 comments:

Quentin Tarantado said...

Yo, the caption under your "Tatay Kong Nanay" says it's Aga Mulach with Dolphy but in your review, it's Niño Mulach. I believe it's Niño.

Noel Vera said...

Eh. Corrected.

Ka Pete said...

And that's Muhlach--with an H after the U.

Noel Vera said...

Corrected. Actually, I'm thinking I shouldn't even bother putting captions on the pictures...

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