Let’s talk about Bagane.
1. What’s the last movie you saw in cinema and with whom?
The Hobbit! With other hobbits. I was so glad I’m still alive and was able to watch it.
2. What’s the next movie you’re going to watch on big screen?
I’m definitely going to watch The Hobbit again, before watching Cloud Atlas.
3. Who’s that actor/actress you wanna sleep with hahaha
Secret. They can’t sleep with me, I’ll shoot them. 😀
4. Is there a film that made a huge impact in your childhood in one way or another?
I went to my room right after watching Jaws (1975) and struggled over a thought of a huge water breaking in and a gigantic shark is going to devour me. Escape from Sobibor (1987) This is the first movie that I saw about survival and the cruelty of the Nazis. Since then, it made me feel that it overpowered other films about war.
5. What film genre are you most comfy watching?
Fantasy, Epic, Silent and Surrealist Films.
6. What movies have made you cry like stupid?
None as far as I can remember. But Grave of the Fireflies (live version) touches my soul but didn’t overflow into tears.
7. What’s your all-time favorite film (foreign and local)?
So many. Woody Allen, Buster Keaton, Akira Kurosawa, and Charlie Chaplin films are definitely in my top list.
8. If you are to pitch a movie, what story are you going to tell?
BITUING MARIKIT. About memories of my hometown or Philippine folklore, especially from Mindanao.
9. Do you follow the works of a certain director?
Only if I have time.
10. Why should the Philippines watch regional films?
Because watching regional films is like watching diverse cultures that speak about the true identity of the Filipinos.
Bagane Fiola is from Davao City. See some of his works at studiobugsy.net, OriganeFilms, and baganefiola.tumblr.com
Cinema Rehiyon 5 is co-presented by UPLB Foundation Inc. and Pelikulab. The much-awaited film festival will be in UPLB on February 5-8, 2013.
Cinema Rehiyon is the flagship project of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts–Cinema Committee.