Ellen Ongkeko Marfil

Boses

In Awards and Nominations, Blog, Calendar, Photos, Reviews, Videos on April 20, 2009 at 6:36 am

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Boses Trailer 2 Updated

>>For More Testimonials click here

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  • Golden Screen Awards 2008: best film, direction, screenplay, actor, editing, music; Gawad Tanglaw Awards 2008 :best film, direction, screenplay; Star Awards 2008: best child actor, best musical score; Urian Awards 2008: nominated for best film, direction, screenplay, actor, music, cinematography.
  • Competed and exhibited in various festivals abroad: New York, Los Angeles,Boston, Hawaii, India, Korea, Hongkong, Geneva, Zurich,Spain,
    Screening all over the country in schools, communities, parishes in partnership with various organizations.

    >>Click Here for clips from reviews,synopsis,credits…

>>Boses wows New York read more…

>>CBCP Ratings Review click here…

  • “A moving tale about rebirth and the power of friendship, Boses is the latest cinematic work of  veteran writer-director-producer Ellen Ongkeko-Marfil. She is best known for the award-winning film Mga Pusang Gala.

    >>About the Director

  • With Boses, director hewed closely to what Lino Brocka and Ishmael Bernal, misrecognized among indie filmmakers as foreign-festival and anti-mass audience innovators, struggled to achieve throughout their extensive careers: the unapologetic catering to spectatorial pleasure alongside their inevitably intelligent handling of material.

Portions from Joel David’s Review, Oct.13,2008, Phil. Daily Inquirer>>Read more

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  • BOSES will soothe the uneasy, fearful, troubled breastThe story tackles child abuse, healing, and friendship-without being preachy and didactic. Never has a local movie integrated social advocacy and the promotion of classical music so seamlessly, movingly, and beautifully.

– Mario Hernando, Malaya, Urian

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  • At the end, a rousing ovation was given the movie (the foreigners had risen, too) and the crowd started to chant Onyok’s name and Julian stood with pride and went onstage. Like Pacquaio at the end of a well-fought match, he stood at the center, crossed his arms and looked straight into the lenses of the cameras that had flocked around him. Standing far away, I knew that the audience recognized genius and was giving it its proper recognition.

– Rica Bolipata, Phil. Star
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  • The film got three minutes of standing ovation. Four encore applause during the end credits. Two national artists cheering for more. And 1,800 people shouting “bravo!”.BOSES is one of the best films in Cinemalaya this year .The film is close to perfection…. the direction was flawless….. Ellen Ongkeko-Marfil was able to put everything together to create a masterpiece.

-Cinemanyak Dennis blog, July 2008

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  • Our primary concern is battling the feeling of hopelessness and desperation in our community. Tondo, in particular, is “the perfect place” for showing the film.

-Joyce Alcoreza , Tondo Asenso Foundation

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“The film is made even more compelling by the stirring performances turned in by the boy who plays Onyok, Davao, Picache – and most of all, by Bolipata, who moves us not only with his unexpectedly felt and insightful portrayal but also with his musical performance, which is an overwhelming experience.”

– Nestor Torre, PDI

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“… has powerful emotional appeal, electrifying musical scenes and intrinsic moral values which raise it several cuts above the average movie.”
- Rosalinda Orosa, Phil. Star, Columnist

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If there is anything that comes to near perfection-as a film that is-I’d say it is Boses.

Butch Francisco , Philippine Star, September 6,2008-12-03

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For Special Screening Please Contact us!
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“A FASCINATING and lyrical approach to story telling about one of the most vicious of sins and crimes-that of child abuse. “Boses” is a film that paves the way to a more subtle and inner discourse of blatant and obvious destructive occurrences in our everyday lives. Many filmmakers will always be tempted to present the issue of child abuse stripped of interpretation; commonly approached with stark realism as if it was the only way to capture what is real. It sometimes becomes more of the exploitation of the exploited that surfaces in such cases. It is likened to turning scars back into wounds that remain open. It often has been described as pornography  (that subject matter is not necessarily always sex… violence can be pornography) when crassness and lack of interpretation in presentation happens.

by GIGI JAVIER ALFONSO >>Read More

Local Screenings

In 1, Blog on February 24, 2010 at 7:13 am

>>For Special Screenings click here for Boses Brochure

Standby for possible screenings sponsored by St. Theresa’s, Brent and St. Paul’s Alumnae.

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Boses goes to U.P. Los Baños August 11-12 2010. Standby for more screenings.

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Boses goes to MRA Assumption San Lorenzo

When: AUGUST 5, 2010

Time: 3 screening times AC – 12 noon; HS 3pm and Premiere Night – 6pm

Where: MRA Assumption San Lorenzo

Organizer: Assumption Alumnae Association (AAA) in partnership with Basic Education Division (BED) Family Council of Assumption High School, Higher Education Division (HED) and Assumption College Parent Council (ACPC)

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Boses Goes to Pasay
When: Friday/March 19, 2010
Time: 6:00pm and 8:00pm
Where: College of St. Benilde Auditorium
2442 Park Avenue St., Torest Bldg. Ground Floor Pasay City.

Organizer: Pasay Children’s Network

For Tickets:
Grace Ignacio
Tel no. 02-556-61-28
Cel no. +639292999618

Marie Lovino
Tel no. 02-556-61-28

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Boses Goes to San Juan
When: Friday/March 5, 2010
Time: 7pm and 9pm
Where: St. John the Baptist Catholic School
26 Pinaglabanan St., San Juan Metro Manila.

Organizer: Family Council of St. John the Baptist Catholic School

For Tickets:
Loloy Polinar
(Chairman)
Tel no. 02-455-47-78
Cell no. +639178843925

Sally Badian
(Secretary)
Tel no. 02-455-47-78
Cell no. +639

*Funds Raised will go to*
The Construction of a Hydroponic Gardening System at the roof deck of St. John the Baptist Catholic School.
As Cash incentives for the top performers of each grade level from grade-1 to 4th year High School.
Renovation of the school Quadrangle.

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Dec. 12, 09 Batangas

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Dec. 03, 09 Don Bosco, Baguio
Pines Hospital, Baguio

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Nov. 28, 09 Akkapka-CANV-Sm Megamall, Cinema 10

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Nov. 19-20, 09 Assumption,Tanauan, Tacloban
STDC Tacloban
Tabon Tabon, Tacloban

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Nov. 15, 09 Couples For Christ

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Nov. 14, 09 POLA

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Oct.30, 09 DOJ

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Oct. 27, 09 NEDA

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Sep. 28, 09 Pangasinan

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Sep. 20, 09 Camp John Hay, Baguio City

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Sep. 15-16 09 U.P. Baguio

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Sep. 12, 09 Bagong Silang, Caloocan City

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Aug. 20, 09 Baguio

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Aug. 17-19 09 VMU San Carlos City, Pangasinan
OLMC Sison, Pangasinan
NLAC Sison, Pangasinan

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Aug. 07-15 09 UP Tacloban
ACLC College, Tacloban
Lileo Del Verbo Divino, Tacloban
Bethel International School. Tacloban
Holy Trinity (Outside Tacloban)

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Aug. 06, 09 UPLB (U.P. Los Baños)

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Aug. 01, 09 UP Cine Adarna (For CBCP-ECPPC)

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Jul. 24, 09 PHIL. High School for the Arts(Makiling).

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Jul. 15-23, 09 STECL, Tacloban
Leyte Progressive School, Tacloban
PHIL. Science High School, Tacloban

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Jul.  7-16, 09 Integrated Laboratory School, Tacloban
Holy Infant College, Tacloban

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Jun. 20. 09 Hope for Children

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Feb. 1, 09 University of the Cordillera Baguio City

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Jan. 26, 09 Aksyon para sa Kapayapaan

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Jan. 11-16, 09 Ateneo De Naga

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Nov. 08, 08 Far Eastern University

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Nov. 06, 08 Fabella

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Nov. 06, 08 Don Bosco Mandaluyong City

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Oct. 21, 08 Montessori Integrated School of Antipolo
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Oct. 18, 08 Don Bosco Youth Center, Tondo
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Oct. 03, 08 Assumption San Lorenzo

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Oct. 02, 08 Don Bosco Technical School in Mandaluyong

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International Screenings

In 1 on February 24, 2010 at 7:11 am

>>For Special Screenings click here for Boses Brochure

Boses Goes to Vancouver ,Canada, sponsored by Assumption Alumnae Association of British Colombia. Nov. 14,2010 at River Rock Show Theater. For tickets, please contact priscilla@sampaguitatravel.com

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Boses Goes to Yale University

Davies Auditorium, Yale University

Strive / New Haven Flick Fest Film Festival

May 15, 2010

9:30pm

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Boses Goes to Madrid Spain

FICI (International Children and Youth Film Festival) in Madrid, Spain

November 17 to 22, 2009.

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Boses Goes to Chicago

Chicago Filipino-American Film Festival.

November 2009.

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Boses Goes to Geneva

September 19 & 20 2009

The Philippine Film Festival Geneva (PFFG) is a non-profit association aiming to raise awareness on Philippine independent cinema among Filipinos and non-Filipinos in Switzerland.

BOSES screens on Sept. 19 & 20 >>Read more

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Boses Competes in Oregon

September 4, 2009

Eugene Celebration Film Fest, Oregon  5:30 p.m. at the DIVA Center, Eugene, Oregon

“Thank you for submitting your film to the 2009 Eugene Celebration Film Festival. We would like to congratulate you on having your film, “Boses” selected to screen at the event. This year, we received many excellent submissions and were greatly impressed with the high quality of each one … “

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Boses Goes to Korea

5th Jecheon International Music and Film Festival, Korea.

August 13 to 18, 2009

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Boses Competes in Boston

July 25, 2009

August 1, 2009

18th Woods Hole Film Festival, is an eight day showcase of independent film featuring daily screenings, workshops, panel discussions, staged readings, special events, parties, awards ceremony and more.

Boses will screen at the Community Hall >>Read more

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June 25, 2009

Asia Society is the leading global organization working to strengthen relationships and promote understanding among the people, leaders, and institutions of Asia and the United States.

Founded in 1956, Asia Society is a nonpartisan, nonprofit educational institution with offices in Hong Kong, Houston, Seoul, Los Angeles, Manila, Melbourne, Mumbai, New York, San Francisco, Shanghai, and Washington, DC.

From June 18 to July 5, 2009, the Asia Society Hong Kong Center is holding the ASIA SOCIETY SUMMER FILM SERIES. BOSES (The Voice) has been chosen for the series and it will be screened on June 25, 2009>> Read more and invite your friends in Hong Kong

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Boses Goes to New York

May 01, 2009

Just hours after dominating the Enpress (Entertainment Press Society) Golden Screen Awards in Manila with six major honors including Best Motion Picture for Drama and Best Director for Ellen Ongkeko-Marfil, Boses was screened in New York City last May 1 with some 600 people in the audience unanimously raving about its intense direction and artistry plus brilliant performances

The Assumption Alumnae’s BOSES event on May 1, 2009 was a resounding success! More than 600 guests braved the rain even at the height of the swine flu pandemic. The AAAA DC Chapter even chartered a bus and trekked all the way from Washington to Manhattan to attend this event. For that one enchanted evening, our guests forgot about their worries and the recession to join us for the NYC premiere of Boses, read more>>

And read the reviews>>

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Assumption presents the NYC premiere of BOSES and a Musical Concert by Ricky Davao -5/1/09

>>Read more

>>clickhere for more article about NYC premiere

>>click here for Asian Journal articleasian journal

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Hawaii

Boses Goes Back to Hawaii
April 11, 2009
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April 13, 2009

Premiered at the 2008 Hawaii International Film Festival, BOSES is back to Hawaii by popular demand. This will be at the Doris Duke Theatre for the first annual Filipino Film Festival.

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Boses Competes India

April 7  & 13,  2009

At First Children’s International Film Festival

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Boses Competes in West Hollywood

December 5, 2008
4:00 pm

The Women’s International Film & Television Showcase

BOSES compits at the Silverscreen Theater
Pacific Design Center 8687 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, California 90069

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Boses Goes to Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival 2008

October 11, 2008
11:30 am

BOSES will be screened at the Louis Vuitton Hawaii International FIlm Festival 2008 at the REGAL DOLE CANNERY. Please inform your family and friends who are in Hawaii…>>Check out the Site

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