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José Nepomuceno

José Nepomuceno
Born(1893-05-15)15 May 1893
Died1 December 1959(1959-12-01) (aged 66)
OccupationEditor, Photographer, Filmmaker
Spouse(s)Isabel Acuno[1]
Children8

José Zialcita Nepomuceno (May 15, 1893 – December 1, 1959) was one of the pioneering directors and producer of Philippine cinema. He is also known as the founder of Philippine movies, he had his own production company Jose Mepomuceno Productions. It was in 1919 when he produced the first Filipino silent film entitled Dalagang Bukid. The film starred Atang de la Rama, a future National Artist of the Philippines.[2] He also directed Un (El) Capullo Marchito ("A Wilted Rosebud") in 1920. It starred Luisa Acuña, who then became a famous leading lady in Filipino silent films.[3]

Filmography

Director

  • Dalagang Bukid ("Country Maiden") (1919)
  • La Venganza de Don Silvestre (1920)
  • Un Capullo Marchito (1920)
  • The Three Humbugs (1926)
  • Ang Manananggal (1927)
  • Hot Kisses (1927)
  • The Filipino Woman (1927)
  • Ang Lumang Simbahan ("The Old Church") (1928)
  • The Pearl of the Markets (1929)
  • Sa Landas ng Pag-ibig ("The Path of Love") (1929)
  • Child Out of Wedlock (1930)
  • Noli Me Tángere (1930)
  • The Young Nun (1931)
  • The Secret Pagan God (1931)
  • Moro Pirates (1931)
  • At Heaven's Gate (1932)
  • Stray Flowers (1932)
  • Punyal na Guinto ("Golden Dagger") (1933)

Producer

Writer

References

  1. ^ "Isabel Acuña". Women Film Pioneers Project. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
  2. ^ Vibas, Danny (27 February 2007). "The first Ani Awards". The Manila Times. Archived from the original on 18 March 2008. Retrieved 13 August 2008.
  3. ^ Nadi Tofighian. "The role of Jose Nepomuceno in the Philippine society: What language did his silent films speak?" (pdf). Stockholm University, Department of Cinema Studies. Retrieved 12 August 2008.

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