After being named CNN Asia Pacific Screen Awards Viewers Choice Winner for Best Asia-Pacific Film of All Time, the Ishmael Bernal classic Himala (Experimental Cinema Of The Philippines, 1982) will be shown on June 13th, Saturday as part of the Indio Bravo Filipino Film Festival at the Visual Arts Theater, Theater 2 located at 333 West 23rd St. in New York at 7pm. Himala stars Philippine Superstar Nora Aunor, best known for her performance as fake visionary Elsa, her portrayal is considered by most Filipino critics to be the best of her acting career. Himala was the only Filipino film that made it to the Best Asian Films of All Time chosen by CNN International Europe/Middle East/Africa (CNN UK). The film was cited for having austere camera work, haunting score and accomplished performances that sensitively portray the harsh social and cultural conditions that people in the third world endure. Himala, as one of CNN's Top 18 Asian Films, had been shortlisted as one of the 10 films vying for the APSA Viewers Choice Award. Earlier this month, PASADO (Pampelikulang Samahan Ng Mga Dalubguro) hailed the film as Pasadong Pelikula Sa Lahat Ng Panahon with due recognition to the contribution of lead actress Nora Aunor and screenwriter Ricardo Lee. The PMPC (Philippine Movie Press Club) honored Himala with the Global Achievement Award at the recently concluded 25th STAR Awards For Movies.
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