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Director, artist, teacher: The legacy of one Peque Gallaga

By Rappler — 08.05.2020

LEGEND. Late filmmaker Peque Gallaga leaves a legacy that goes beyond his greatest films. Photo by Edric Chen
LEGEND. Late filmmaker Peque Gallaga leaves a legacy that goes beyond his greatest films. Photo by Edric Chen

MANILA, Philippines – Peque Gallaga passed away on Thursday, May 7, leaving behind a legacy that includes some of Philippine cinema’s most memorable films.

Gallaga is perhaps best known for his 1982 film Oro Plata Mata, which won the Gawad Urian Award for Best Direction in that same year. He also helmed a wide range of films from the erotic thriller Scorpio Nights, to several installments in the immortal Shake Rattle and Roll franchise, to the beloved kid’s fantasy film Magic Temple.

This article was first published here.