#17 Mike DeLeon

Portrait of a Filipino filmmaker

In three films: Itim (The Rites of May) , It was a dream , Kakabakaba Ka Ba? (Thrill) , Kisapmata , Batch '81 , Heaven is not shared , Heroes of the third world , Citizen Jake
Born in 1947 in Manila, Mike De Leon is a child of the ball: his father is the producer Manuel De Leon and his grandmother, Narcisa De Leon, the founder of LVN Pictures, a legendary Filipino studio. From ltim ( The Rites of May ), his first feature film made in 1976, Mike De Leon has tackled social and political issues through powerful and sometimes disturbing images. Spanning almost five decades, his filmography scrutinizes the evolution of Filipino society with disconcerting audacity, using both genre cinema and auteur film.
Charles Tesson began as a critic at the Cahiers du cinema in 1979 and was its editor-in-chief from 1998 to 2003. He was the general delegate of the Semaine de la Critique from 2011 to 2021 and is a lecturer in the history and aesthetics of cinema. at /"Sorbonne Nouvelle University. He is co-editor-in-chief, with Olivier Assayas, of the special issue of Cahiers du Cinéma, "Made in Hong Kong" (1984) and co-edited /"Asia in Hollywood" (2001). He is the author of several books on cinema: Satyajit Ray (1992), Luis Buiiuel (1995), El (1996), Photogénie de la Série B (1997), Theater and cinema (2007), Akira Kurosawa (2008) .