Marilou Diaz-Abaya (October 8, 2012)

From: Choose Philippines

The Philippines just lost one of its great filmmakers.

Marilou Diaz-Abaya (March 7, 1955 – October 8, 2012) was a multi-awarded film director in the Philippines. She was the founder and president of the Marilou Diaz-Abaya Film Institute and Arts Center, a film school based in Antipolo City.

She was the director of 21 highly- regarded feature length films, the famous of which is the 1998 film José Rizal, a biopicture on the Philippines’ national hero. Among her other works that were also shown internationally are Karnal, Baby Tsina, Muro Ami and Bagong Buwan.

Diaz is the 2001 Laureate of the Fukuoka Prize for Culture and the Arts in Japan. She has won numerous directing awards from award-giving bodies such as the Metro Manila Film Festival, the Urian Awards, the Film Academy of the Philippines, the Famas Awards, the Star Awards, the Catholic Mass Media Awards, the British Film Institute Award, the International Federation of Film Critics Award (FIPRESCI), and the Network of Pan Asian Cinema Award (NETPAC)

She passed away last Monday evening after a long battle with breast cancer at the St. Luke’s Medical Center in The Fort Global City. She was 57 years old.

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