April 19, 2014 

The National Artists of the Philippines


 
Cinema
 Lino Brocka
 Ishmael Bernal
 Gerardo "Gerry" De Leon
 Ronald Allan K. Poe
 Eddie Romero
Other Categories
 Architecture
 Cinema
 Dance
 Historical Literature
 Literature
 Music
 Theater and Films
 Visual Arists
 Fashion Design

Eddie S. Romero
Cinema and Broadcast Arts (2003)

Eddie Romero, is a screenwriter, film director and producer, is the quintessential Filipino filmmaker whose life is devoted to the art and commerce of cinema spanning three generations of filmmakers. His film "Ganito Kami Noon…Paano Kayo Ngayon?," set at the turn of the century during the revolution against the Spaniards and, later, the American colonizers, follows a naïve peasant through his leap of faith to become a member of an imagined community. "Aguila" situates a family’s story against the backdrop of the country’s history. "Kamakalawa" explores the folkloric of prehistoric Philippines. "Banta ng Kahapon," his 'small' political film, is set against the turmoil of the late 1960s, tracing the connection of the underworld to the corrupt halls of politics. His 13-part series of "Noli Me Tangere" brings the national hero’s polemic novel to a new generation of viewers.

Romero, the ambitious yet practical artist, was not satisfied with dreaming up grand ideas. He found ways to produce these dreams into films. His concepts, ironically, as stated in the National Artist citation "are delivered in an utterly simple style – minimalist, but never empty, always calculated, precise and functional, but never predictable."

National Artist Guidelines ׀ List of Awardees

Site Search
 
Latest Distinction
We strive for excellence! The www.ncca.gov.ph emerged anew as the "Best E-Government" web site in the 12th Philippine Web Awards!
 
Schedule of Events
 
Sulyap Kultura
 
Must-Clicks
 
Related Links
Link with us. This page link is intended specifically, and strictly for web sites devoted to Philippine culture, arts, and artists.
 
Online Poll

Where do you often learn of NCCA-funded activities?










 
Find us on Facebook
 
Affiliated Agencies