Antonio "Tony" Mabesa (27 de janeiro de 1935 – 4 de outubro de 2019) foi um diretor de teatro, ator de cinema e televisão filipino, e professor.Com uma carreira de mais de 70 anos, é considerado um dos pais fundadores do teatro universitário filipino e um dos diretores de teatro mais proeminentes do país. Para seu trabalho, foi chamado de "Lion of the Theater".Fundou os grupos teatrais Dulaang UP e o teatro UP Playwright.
Início da vida
Mabesa nasceu em Los Baños, Laguna. Ingressou na escola secundária da Universidade das Filipinas, onde dirigiu pela primeira vez uma produção escolar. Terminou sua licenciatura em Agricultura na Universidade das Filipinas Los Baños, onde foi mentorado pelo Artista Nacional para o Teatro Wilfredo Ma. Guerrero. Foi membro do Upsilon Sigma Phi. Ele prosseguiu um mestrado em artes teatrais na Universidade da Califórnia, Los Angeles, em 1965, e um mestrado em educação na Universidade de Delaware, em 1969. Ele tomou estudos adicionais em literatura dramática na Universidade de Minnesota. Enquanto nos EUA, trabalhou como um gerente de palco para Sir Tyrone Guthrie, onde ele "observado de perto como uma organização de teatro baseada no campus deve ser executada e poderia trabalhar.".
Filmes e Séries de TV
Ramon, an 84-year-old retired politician, shocks his family with his decision to live with and take care of his gay, childhood best friend, Fredo, who’s dying of cancer. As it turns out, the two men a...
Bes and the Beshies
It tells the story of four friends: a single mom hoping to complete her family, a martyr wife who will do anything to keep her family from falling apart, a mistress who is desperate to have her own fa...
Dois pequenos criminosos cruzaram caminhos, começando um desdém mútuo mesquinho para um concorrente em seus negócios ilegais: Bhoy Intsik e Marlon, as personalidades chave na comunidade dos vivos-mort...
Linda, in her 70's, is a Chinese citizen who has been living in the Philippines since the Japanese occupation of their homeland. For a while, it was like she was building the perfect Chinese Family ra...
Desde seus humildes começos em 1914 até os dias atuais, Félix Yzagun Manalo conta a história da Igreja Ni Cristo.
Kiss in the Wind
Uma jovem é trazida a Baguio por seu novo padrasto. Enquanto ela luta com sua nova família e ambiente, ela encontra-se rasgada entre dois jovens homens que trazem paixão para sua vida..
A foul-mouthed woman fights for her soul in the belly of the city. Working for a human trafficking agency controlled by a powerful syndicate, she sees no evil, hears no evil. In a society like ours, y...
Maybe This Time
"Steph Asuncion and Tonio Bugayong were once in love. Back then, she was a young girl who wanted a simple life and he was older, more ambitious than she was. Tonio was a small town guy who wants to bo...
Bride for Rent
On the eve of his 25th birthday, the day he’s set to receive money from his trust fund, Rocco (Xian Lim) parties, gets drunk and loses all his money on a poker match. His dilemma: He has to produce th...
A woman's future self is nothing like she expected herself to be.
The film splits itself between two timelines. In 2006, Ada is basing her thesis on a massacre that occurred twenty years prior in a village called Acacia. Her mother Cecilia was part of a fact-finding...
Menor de Edad
High school student Jen Guilarman lives in misery with her abusive mother and her mom's lesbian lover. Looking for some escape, she aims to join an all-girl gang which first requires her to undergo a...
She's The One
Um anfitrião de televisão acorda aos seus verdadeiros desejos quando o vídeo do seu melhor amigo fica viral..
The film begins with his capture by Philippine and US forces under Frederick Funston's command in 1901, then flashes back to 1886, when an old woman gives Aguinaldo and his childhood friend Candido Ti...
A young woman is torn between the affections of her two lovers. One is a young bachelor who brings passion into her life. The other is a married man who has kept her as his mistress for years. Archite...
The film portrays the true stories of Filipinos, who, due to poverty in their country, are forced to go abroad to look for work, hoping they would find a better life.
The once illustrious Lopez-Aranda family has faded. Celia, once the darling of Philippine opera, and Gaspar, a distinguished ex-congressman, lacked the shrewdness to maintain their once elegant statu...
San Cristobal mayoralty candidate Connie de Gracia (Irma Adlawan) is hearing mass, in the hopes that her fealty with the Catholic God translates to votes. After all, the voice of the people is the voi...
Cocoy, 12, takes on a great responsibility of taking care of his older siblings while his mother, Mai, goes to the province to get money to pay the expensive hospital bills for her three mentally sick...
Junix Etrata and his girlfriend Maricel Salvacruz being abducted by military intelligence agents. Junix is a student activist who decided to dedicate all of his time to the movement. He takes refuge i...
A story about an old woman, a cool hip Lola who likes the color Fuchsia, must deal with her old siblings in matters of life.
In the picturesque island of Cuyo, Palawan, an illegal Taiwanese fishing vessel docks carrying the fisherman named Muo Sei, a man looking for something or someone with the name Ploning. He has from su...
Shake, Rattle and Roll 9
This ninth installment in the classic horror series offers up a trio of spine-chillers from the Philippines. In Christmas Tree, a rampaging Christmas tree is out for blood as it terrorizes a family du...
A garçonete de cidade pequena Tess (Diana Zubiri) é varrida pelos seus pés pelo salteador Rico (Polo Ravales), que se casa com ela e a leva para viver em sua fazenda isolada. Quando Rico faz uma viage...
Pacquiao: The Movie
Jericho Rosales portrays Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao as he struggles out of poverty to become a champion and national hero. Yet when the pressures of his sport, his personal life and the high expect...
Mano Po 5: Gua Ai Di
A culinary romance set in Binondo, where Chinese traditions are still very much observed, Mano Po 5: Gua Ay Di is a touching story of how a young Chinese woman fights for the man she loves. She is doo...
Birhen Ng Manaoag
Four people come together when they're touched by the Blessed Mother in this uplifting drama. Working on a documentary about the miracles of the Virgin Mary, filmmaker Ana (Jodi Santamaria) meets disi...
Inya, a heroine of the Philippine resistance against the Japanese during World War II, recalls events involving her husband Edilberto and their childhood friend Ignacio, a transvestite who, masqueradi...
Mano Po III: My Love
Anti-crime crusader Lilia Chiong Yang seems to have everything a woman could want and need: a husband who pampers her; children whom any parent would be proud of; and the respect & admiration of the m...
Dennis leaving his wife,Joanna to follow his first love Celine in America.That happened eight years ago.Joanna was had difficulty coping up with the separation.
Florencia, a matriarca da família Filipinas, está em má saúde, e Yolanda, a mais velha das crianças Filipinas, encontra-se na posição inenviável de manter sua família discutindo da desintegração. À me...
The story opens with Brandon and Shy, negotiating for a lease of an old room owned by Stella. Brix, a travelling salesman and Stella's live-in partner deals with the couple in behalf of the landlady. ...
During the Chinese Revolution in 1949, young Chinese copra trader named Fong-Huan marries Elisa, a young and pretty Filipina. The couples children, Daniel and Linda, were raised in a mixture of Chines...
Melinda is a new substitute teacher at the Malawig Elementary School, located in a poor remote barrio. A young university graduate, her family expects her to look for work abroad, but in her idealism ...
As a ramp and commercial model and a swinging teenager in this movie of sex,wealth and power, Assunta de Rossi as Erika is a sexy appealing face on billboards and on the catwalk but,at home, with her ...
After finishing prison sentence in Canada and came back to the Philippines, Gemma wants to recover her son after she was abandoned by her husband, Edwin. To do so, she worked as a nanny and was hired ...
Twelve-year-old Lily lives with her father, who has been suspended from the police force, and her stepmother. Her parents sell Lily's aging dog to Mr. Teban for dog meat. Lily convinces Mr. Teban to r...
A neglected and unloved orphan raised by poor relatives in the slums of Manila is wrongfully convicted of murder that resulted from a heist he was compelled to join. Unable to prove his innocence and ...
The moment the doctor confirms his wife's pregnancy Carlo felt a sign of a curse coming to life. It's the curse caused by his errant grandfather, the curse that doomed his father. The same curse that'...
Bulaklak ng Maynila
A woman who falls under the sway of a crime boss plots to bring him down after a horrible betrayal in this drama from the Philippines. Azun (Elizabeth Oropesa) is a wife and mother living in a dangero...
Kiss the Sky
Two professionals, Jeff and Marty, take a business trip to the Philippines. Their deep dissatisfaction with their lives leads them to forsake their friends and families for a return to the alcohol and...
When Annie sets her sights on her co-worker Ron she gets a few drinks in him at an office party and then has her way with him in car. A few weeks later she's expecting and is ready to set up housekeep...
Accused of treason, Dr. Jose P. Rizal awaits trial and meets with his colonial government-appointed counsel, Luis Taviel de Andrade. The two build the case and arguments for the defense as significant...
The Flor Contemplacion Story
The story of the Filipina domestic who was hanged in Singapore for allegedly killing her fellow maid is chronicled in a film which operates on various personal, social and political levels. Both contr...
Ipaglaban Mo: The Movie
The melding together of two separate stories that share a similar premise - each detail the account of a young Filipino woman who becomes a victim of sexual violence and takes her attacker to court.
Um campeão de kickboxing é forçado a lutar contra cyborgs em um torneio quando a empresa rapta sua noiva.
Andrew trabalhou como garçom em um resort privado de praia e se apaixonou por Dovie. Andrew foi dividido entre seu amor por Dovie e sua atração por Carol quando Carolyn e seus convidados visitaram a p...
Dancin' with Motion
Universal Motion, "o mais quente grupo de músicas e danças que já atingiu a cena filipina", toca um grupo de jovens que são descobertos, trazidos para Manila, têm aventuras e romance e começam a engan...
Lipa 'Arandia' Massacre: Lord, Deliver Us from Evil
Ikaw Ang Miss Universe Ng Buhay Ko
A man and his gang must rescue beauty queens in trouble.
The 11th Commandment: Love Your Wife
This film is about domestic violence.
Lukit Mo Sa Bala
Bobby, a doctor based in Manila, leaves his profession to go back in his hometown San Roque, when his father Mayor Roman Guerrero gets wounded on crossfire against the illegal loggers headed by one of...
The Maggie dela Riva Story (God... Why Me?)
The 1967 story of young rising actress Maggie De La Riva's abduction and rape, and the trial against her 4 abductors.
Ms. Dolora X
An all-new favorite romantic movie.
Dino... Abangan ang Susunod na...
A Filipino comedy movie starring Anjo Yllana in the title role.
Based on a painting by Rembrandt, “The Sacrifice of Isaac,” the film is a meditation on the complex relations between fathers and sons. In two parallel stories, a son’s desire to be free is shown as h...
Jasmin, Violy, Baby and Daisy are sisters that were separated in their youth.
Ngayon at Kailanman
Ayra comes home to bury her dead father and later discovers that her family's estate had been taken over by Edwin, her childhood sweetheart and the son of their former overseer. Though terribly disapp...
Carol is a career woman determined to prove herself in a male-dominated corporate world. Her life suddenly changes when she falls in love with a carefree repairman Tonchi.
Femme fatale causing death to anyone she ever crossed paths with.
A entrada de Mike De Leon no "Southern Winds" onde ele segue Julio Madiaga para o novo mundo do Entretenimento Filipino.
Abandonado por seu amante americano, um jovem bonito das montanhas viaja para Manila em um esforço para sustentar sua família. Com um rapaz de chamada popular como seu mentor, Paulo entra no mundo bri...
Ibulong Mo Sa Diyos
When her boyfriend leaves for Japan on a singing contract, a dancer is so distraught she does not see the car that hits her. The driver pretends to be a helpful passer-by; they fall in love and gets m...
Beware: Bed Sins
In acclaimed filmmaker Mario O'Hara's depiction of unabashed sexuality, Sarsi Emmanuelle plays Carla, a woman going through a traumatic experience that completely changed her life.
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