A Nora Aunor iconic image in film, the DH Flor Contemplacion languishing in prison in the Joel Lamangan opus The Flor Contemplacion Story, lands on the frontispiece of the third Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino compilation, The Urian Anthology 1990-1999, edited by Nicanor G. Tiongson.
This image of Flor Contemplacion exemplifies the bagong bayani or new heroes of the country as seen by the filmmakers of the New Cinema in the 1990s.
It must be remembered that another Nora Aunor iconic image, that of Elsa in Ishmael Bernal’s Himala, adorns the frontispiece of the second MPP book, Urian Anthology 1980-1989.
The Urian Anthology 1990-1999 will be launched on September 15, Wednesday, 5:00 PM, at the Balay Kalinaw, University of the Philippines Campus, Diliman, Quezon City.
The book gathers the MPP members’ representative reviews, articles, and interviews, focused on the film decade 1990s . Published by the University of the Philippines Press with the support of the Film Development Council of the Philippines, this richly illustrated volume aims to document the cinematic history of the country and encourage further research and study of the Filipino cinema.
The public is invited to the launch.