Manuel Conde (October 9, 1915 – August 11, 1985)
Remembering the life and works of National Artist for Film Manuel Conde on his 37th death anniversary.
Born Manuel Pabustan Urbano, he indigenized and developed cinema by assigning it a history and culture of its own; revitalizing folk culture with urgent issues; depicting and critiquing Filipino customs, values, and traditions according to the needs of the present; employing and at the same time innovating on the traditional cinematic genres of his time and by establishing the presence of the Filipino cinema in the world. His notable works are ‘Ibong Adarna’, ‘Prinsipe Tenoso’, ‘Siete Infantes de Lara’, ‘Genghis Khan’, and ‘Sigfredo’.
Read more: https://ncca.gov.ph/about-culture-and-arts/culture-profile/national-artists-of-the-philippines/manuel-conde/
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