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Dustin Hoffman, Judi Dench Score International Emmy Nominations

Dustin Hoffman, Judi Dench Score International Emmy Nominations
Oscar winners Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench will compete in the best actor and actress categories at this year’s International Emmy Awards.

Nominations recognizing productions from 15 countries were announced Monday by the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The 40 nominees, competing across 10 categories, come from the U.S., Canada, Britain, France, Germany, South Africa, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Singapore, Argentina, Brazil, and Colombia.

“The International Emmy competition is the pinnacle for recognizing excellence in television around the world,” said Bruce L. Paisner, president and CEO of the International Academy. “We congratulate the 2016 nominees and welcome them to our global stage.”

Hoffman and Dench were both nominated for Endor Productions’ “Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot.” The television movie, based on Dahl’s 1990 novel, premiered in Britain on the BBC on New Year’s Day in 2015.

Acclaimed German spy drama “Deutschland 83” will compete in the drama series category against Canadian crime drama “19-
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Cinemalaya 2012 Review: Vincent Sandoval's Aparisyon (Apparition)

Prior to Marcos' declaration of Martial Law, the Philippines was in complete disarray. The regime, dictated by a culture of corruption and violence, would have students and other activists disappear, only to be discovered as victims of torture or worse, as dispatched bodies. However, in the Adorasyon convent, nestled deep within the forests of Rizal, news of these abuses are only heard from the occasional visits of family members or smuggled newspapers and transistor radios. Kept away and protected from the harshness and temptations of the outside world by their dutiful mother superior (Fides Cuyugan-Asesnsio), the nuns enjoy the simple pleasures of a life lead by the daily routine of work and prayer. One night, newcomer Lourdes (Jodi Sta. Maria) gets raped by bandits...
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Cinemanila 2010: Chassis Review

Adolfo Alix, Jr.'s Chassis opens with Nora (Jodi Sta. Maria) ironing the school uniform of her daughter inside a modest house. The house, perhaps a few square meters wide, consists of very few belongings, some furniture, the ironing horse, cheap ornaments hanging on the wall, one of which Alix's camera becomes fixated on because it showcases the ideal house. Nora finishes her chore and thanks the owner for her kindness. No, this is not Nora's house. She lives elsewhere.


Alix's camera follows Nora as she crosses a wide cement gap that separates her neighbor's house with the parking lot of huge container trucks. Underneath the chassis of one of the parked trucks hangs a hammock where Nora's daughter is sleeping. Nora's husband sleeps on the cold cement. This is Nora's home, or at least until the truck drives off to one of its many destinations. She wakes her daughter,
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