When ANGELI BAYANI’s name echoed through the Dolphy Theater at last night’s 37th Gawad Urian awards, the indie world rejoiced and for one felt great for her. Her triumph over a respectable list of co-nominees firmly declared that indeed the Philippine movie scene is now being dominated by fresh acting bloods and there was no stopping the trend now. Magpatuloy sa pagbasa
The July issue of ISDA MAGAZINE features this year’s Cannes sensation ANGELI BAYANI. Having the pleasure of doing the cover story, here is an excerpt of the raw version: Has she landed softly back to reality after being sent to stratospheric heights by the deafening standing ovation her films (Singapore’s “ILO-ILO” and Lav Diaz “NORTE, HANGGANAN NG KASAYSAYAN) received in the recent Cannes Film Festival? Honestly? Yes. Honestly, but ANGELI BAYANI would rather puff some smoke and give you a girlish gaze trailed by an enigmatic smile. ‘Actually, na-ooffend ako sa mga tanong kung nakababa na raw ba ako… let’s face it , part yan ng job mo bilang actor na tanggapin ang karangalan para sa mga obrang sinalihan mo ; yes , to receive a Cannes approval so to speak is all glamorous and stuff, but at the end of the day – it’s still part of your job!’ Never underestimate this lovely petite actress who is at the prime of league; her craft comes first and the accolade the may be thrown her way are tasty sprinkles on the icing. ‘I can never sit back or float on a pool relishing on how it felt to be there , much less being acknowledged! I’m a working actress and the affirmation comes with the load of work that may come my way now…’
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- Singaporean Wins Camera d’Or At Cannes Film Festival (drinkteabesocial.com)
- Cannes still loves Lav (entertainment.inquirer.net)