Sister Stella L. (Mike De Leon, 1984)

Enlightenment is not a badge, but a wound. Mike De Leon tells of the transformation of a charity worker nun into a politically active front-line soldier. Mike De Leon is next to Lino Brocka and Ishmael Bernal in the line of master directors of the second golden age of Filipino cinema. Compared to his colleagues, …

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Kung Mangarap ka’t magising revisited

Thirty five years after the movie was made T Revisiting Mike De Leon’s best and only known love story on film has taken me on a tour of my own time as a UP student and my vacations to Baguio City. Guilt over nitpicking aside, I cannot review the film and say anything that “we …