30th Year Anniversary of Broken Marriage 1/2

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Release Date: 2 September 1983 (Philippines)

Credits: Directed: Ishmael Bernal; Story: Bing Caballero, Jose Carreon; Screenplay: Ishmael Bernal, Bing Caballero, Jose Carreon; Cast:Vilma Santos, Christopher De Leon, Orestes Ojeda, Lito Pimentel, Tessie Tomas, Richard Arellano, Cesar Montano, Len Santos, Ray Ventura, Harlene Bautista; Executive producer: Lily Monteverde; Original Music: Max V. Jocson; Cinematography: Manolo Abaya; Film Editing: Jess Navarro; Production Design: Len Santos; Sound: Rudy Baldovino; Production Co: Regal Films – IMDB

Plot Description: – Trapped in a world of hectic schedules, pressure and little time for each other, Ellen (Vilma Santos) and Rene (Christopher de Leon) decided to have a temporary separation. One of the things that is against traditional Filipino culture is a marriage break-up. And that is what they went through as their maariage reaches one of its lowes points. Saddled by their two children, Ellen tried her best to live a normal life as possible, eventually finding a prospective lover (Orestes Ojeda). But something is missing from her life that not even a new flame could fill. A self-discovery both for Ellen and Rene, one great film that will surely make you realize the value of marriage. – Regal Films

Review – “…Ang Broken Marriage ni Ishmael Bernal ay isang masusing pagsusuri sa lumabnaw na pagtitinginan ng isang young married couple; ang problema ng mag-asawa sa kani-kanilang trabaho, ang mga suliranin ng isang working mother, ang iba’t ibang uri ng relationship between spouses and friends, at ang unti-unti’y muling pagkakalapit ng naghiwalay na mag-asawa. Maraming nagrereklamo sa happy ending ng pelikula na para bang masama ang loob nila’t lumigayang muli ang mag-asawa. Pero sa amin, talagang napaghandaan ang masayang eksena sa beach ng buong pamilya dahil sa simula pa lamang ay inuungot na ng mga anak ang pagpunta roon. So, sa wakas, nakapunta rin sila sa beach and it’s a fitting end indeed……Now that we have discussed this year’s better films and the directors who made them, tunghayan natin ang listahan ng best screen performances…Susunod sa aming listahan ay sina Christopher de Leon, ang batambatang amang may problema sa kanyang pamilya sa Broken Marriage…Then there’s Vilma Santos as the working mother who does a tough balancing act in her dedication to her career and to her family in Broken Marriage… ” – Mario E. Bautista, Movie Flash Magazine, 05 January 1984 (READ MORE REVIEWS)

Film Achievement:

1983 Gawad Urian Awards

    • Best Picture – Regal Films
    • Best Actress – Vilma Santos
    • Best Director – Ishmael Bernal
    • Best Editing – Jess Navarro
    • Best Screenplay – Jose Carreon, Bing Caballero, Bernal
    • Best Sound – Rudy Baldovino
    • Best Actor Nomination – Christopher De Leon
    • Best Cinematography Nomination – Manolo Abaya
    • Best Music Nomination – Max V. Jocson
    • Best Production Nomination – Len Santos
    • Best Supporting Actor Nomination – Len Santos
    • Best Supporting Actor Nomination – Ray Ventura

Source: MPP

1983 FAMAS Awards

    • Best Actor Nomination – Christopher De Leon
    • Best Actress Nomination – Vilma Santos
    • 1983 Best Child Actress Nomination – Harlene Bautista

Source: Wikipedia

International Screenings

Source: Justino Dormiendo, Movie Flash Magazine, April 26, 1984

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