Mike de Leon - updates

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WATCH: Mike de Leon hits Duterte in short film 'Kangkungan'

Feb 24, 2019 - 1:02 PM

Vote as if your future and life depended on it, director Mike de Leon tells viewers

'KANGKUNGAN.' The acclaimed director releases a short film about the Duterte administration. Screenshot from 'Kangkungan'/Original footage courtesy of RTVM

Final public screening of 'Citizen Jake' set ahead of People Power anniversary

Feb 23, 2019 - 6:05 PM

The film, starring Atom Araullo, is director Mike de Leon's commentary on the country's current political and social realities

CITIZEN JAKE. In the film, Atom Araullo stars as a journalist whose principles clash with his estranged father's political interests.

Mike de Leon calls ‘Citizen Jake’ star Atom Araullo hypocritical, narcissistic

May 30, 2018 - 4:32 PM

The director responds to Atom Araullo's statement about their working relationship on the set of 'Citizen Jake’

Atom Araullo breaks silence after 'Citizen Jake' director's tirades

May 30, 2018 - 9:29 AM

'Mike is a deeply troubled person. The kindest thing I can say about him is that he needs help, patience, and understanding as he wrestles with his personal demons'

CITIZEN JAKE. Atom Araullo breaks his silence after movie director Mike de Leon's rant on Facebook. Screenshot from Citizen Jake

Citizen Baguio, or why 'Citizen Jake' is a love letter to the city

May 30, 2018 - 3:00 AM

Journalist and poet Frank Cimatu, a Baguio native, shares his thoughts on Mike de Leon's latest film

LOVE LETTER TO BAGUIO. Atom Araullo stars in Mike de Leon's 'Citizen Jake.' Screenshot from Citizen Jake

'Citizen Jake' director Mike de Leon on star Atom Araullo: 'He disappointed me'

May 24, 2018 - 7:15 PM

(2ND UPDATE) 'I think Atom and I are both relieved to close the book on this collaboration and finally get out of each other’s lives,' he said on Facebook

ATOM ARAULLO. Mike de Leon expresses his disappointment with the journalist-turned-actor in a post on Facebook. Screenshot from Facebook.com/CitizenJakeFilm

[OPINION] Who’s afraid of Citizen Jake?

May 24, 2018 - 4:12 PM

'Citizen Jake makes us not only witnesses to these challenging times but confronts us with truths both forgotten and ignored'

'Citizen Jake' gets commercial release

May 02, 2018 - 7:01 PM

Mike de Leon's movie, starring Atom Araullo, premieres on May 23

‘Citizen Jake’ review: The many faces of Jake

Mar 13, 2018 - 6:57 PM

'Citizen Jake' isn’t really an ode to courageous citizenry, an ovation to staunch journalism. The film is more of a wake-up call, a reminder that evil, in the form of a growing apathy that has seen the undeterred return of dictators and tyrants, is afoot.

In FB post, 'Citizen Jake' expresses support for Rappler, press freedom

Jan 24, 2018 - 7:17 PM

'Having lived through the Marcos regime, I thought I had seen the worst that an abusive government can do to its own people,' says director Mike de Leon

WATCH: Atom Araullo's acting debut in first 'Citizen Jake' trailer

Jun 24, 2017 - 4:17 PM

Meet Jake Herrera a 34 year old journalist played by Atom Araullo in the first trailer for Mike de Leon s Citizen Jake

Atom Araullo to star in Mike de Leon's 'Citizen Jake'

Nov 21, 2016 - 1:34 PM

I just couldn’t say no to Mike de Leon I am taking this leap of faith because I believe in his ability to produce films of exceptional quality that are always imbued with social relevance says the journalist and morning show host

Top 5 of 100 greatest Asian films of all-time from Busan International Film Festival

Oct 04, 2015 - 10:05 PM

Lino Brocka Mike de Leon and Lav Diaz s films are also part of the 100 great Asian films

Laurice Guillen back in director's chair

Sep 02, 2013 - 10:07 AM

Actress director whose range includes theater film and soaps to tackle first serye from behind the camera

ACTRESS-DIRECTOR. Guillen as Blanche DuBois in PETA's Filipino adaptation of 'A Streetcar Named Desire' (1980). Photo from the Urian Anthology 1970-1979

Film, theater and literature: Voices that cannot be silenced

Aug 31, 2013 - 8:50 AM

Film critic Nicanor Tiongson says Ninoy Aquino s assassination united the arts which in turn slowly forged unity among various sectors of society against a common enemy

PROTEST IN ART. Nicanor Tiongson talks about the voices of protests in film and literature during the Martial Law era. Photo by Rappler/Jee Geronimo

An 'ekstra's' triumph in 'Ekstra'

Aug 18, 2013 - 11:22 AM

Ruby Ruiz s odyssey from bit player to Best Supporting Actress in Cinemalaya

FROM THEATER TO SHOWBIZ. Best Supporting Actress Ruby Ruiz. Photo courtesy of ABS-CBN

Brocka's 'Maynila': A film that lives

Jul 27, 2013 - 9:43 AM

Maynila sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag still thrives in its critical acclaim almost 40 years after its release

FRANTIC. Bembol Roco in this iconic closing frame. Photo from The Urian Anthology 1970-1979

'Maynila sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag' in Cannes

Mar 25, 2013 - 4:19 PM

A newly restored version of Lino Brocka s opus will premiere at the Cannes International Film Festival in May

EVILS OF THE CITY. Bembol Roco, credited as Rafael Roco Jr, is immortalized by his role as Julio in Lino Brocka's film. Image from Tubebibo.net