Bilangin ang Bituin sa Langit

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Bilangin ang Bituin sa Langit
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Official POster of Bilangin ang mga Bituin sa Langit
Directed by Elwood Perez
Produced by Lily Monteverde
Screenplay by Jake Cocadiz, Jigs Recto
Starring Nora Aunor
Tirso Cruz III
Music by Lutgardo Labad
Cinematography Ricardo Jacinto
Edited by George Jarlego
Distributed by Regal Films
Release dates August 17, 1989
Country Philippines
Language Filipino

Bilangin ang Bituin sa Langit is a 1989 drama it is a story of a melodramatic and panoramic portrait of the rise and fall of a poor, hard-working, and determined barrio lass and her lifetime stormy relationship with a childhood sweetheart. Legendary Nora Aunor and Tirso Cruz III are magnificent in dual roles, in a love-hate affair that spans generations, from their high school days in the province, to their twilight years in the big city.[1]

Bilangin ang Bituin sa Langit is the Guy & Pip love team's award-winning movie. Nora won Best Actress for this film in Urian, Famas, and FAP while Tirso won Best Actor in Star, Famas, and FAP.

Synopsis[edit]

Noli (Nora Aunor), is an intelligent girl but a poor farmer's daughter. She dreams of going to college to become a doctor. To realize her dreams, her father, Damian, mortgages his farm to a rich land owner, Dona Martina (Gloria Romero). But the old woman and his son, Anselmo (Tirso Cruz III), look down on Noli's family and sneer at her ambitions. Perseverance pays off and Noli is able to finish college and claims back their property from Dona Martina. Noli and Anselmo fall in love with each other. But Dona Martina resents the relationship. Noli gets pregnant, does not tell Anselmo and instead marries Arturo despite the objections of his sister, Margarita. Then Arturo commits suicide when he finds out that the child is not his. Years pass and Noli's daughter, Maggie, grows up to be a beautiful but rebellious young lady with her a mother's looks but with exact opposite character. She falls in love with Jun, who turns out to be Anselmo's son. Things soon become complicated.[2]

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Review[edit]

  • This is the quintessential Tagalog movie and a loving tribute to the "Golden Age of Philippine Cinema." - Mario A. Hernando, Malaya Newspaper, 1989
  • Aunor is a prime mover here. It’s a relief to see her come out of semi-retirement in fine form, still eons away from the calculated angst of Sharon Cuneta. Aunor as a heroine is in a class by herself. No one, not even Vilma Santos, can quite strike the chord this Superstar, with her chocolate skin and sad eyes, does in the Filipino audience—for all her years in the movies and on TV, she has retained an admirably disciplined lack of guile as an actress. Her character—the brown-skinned peasant triumphing over the mestizo aristocrat—is laden with cliches, some of which Aunor has lived in real life. But Aunor was never one for predictability. Just when you expect her to resort to hysterical drivel, you gaze into her eyes, the eyes of an old woman, and feel a chill run down your spine. - Melissa G. Contreras, “Guy and Pip Grow Up,” Chronicle Weekend Guide, August 19, 1989

Awards and Recognition[edit]

Year Group Category Nominee Result
1990 FAMAS Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences Awards Best Picture Won
Best Director Elwood Perez Won
Best Actress Nora Aunor Won
Best Actor Tirso Cruz III Won
Best Supporting Actress Gloria Romero Nominated
Gawad Urian Awards (Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino) Best Actress Nora Aunor Won
Best Music Lutgardo Labad Won
Best Production Design Raymond Bajarias
Ray Maliuanag
Gerry Pascual
Freddie Valencia
Won
Best Actor Tirso Cruzz III Nominated
Best Director Elwood Prez Nominated
Best Picture Nominated
Best in Cinematography Ricardo Jacinto Nominated
Best Editing George Jarlego Nominated
Best Screenplay Jake Cocadiz Nominated
Best Sound Joe Climaco Nominated
Film Academy of the Philippines (Luna Awards) Best Picture Won
Best Actress Nora Aunor Won
Best Actor Tirso Cruz III Won
Best Director Elwood Perez Won
Best Original Screenplay Jake Cocadiz
Jigs Recto
Won
Best Production Design Raymond Bajarias
Ray Maliuanag
Gerry Pascual
Freddie Valencia
Won
Star Awards for Movies (Philippine Movie Press Club) Best Actor Tirso Cruz III Won
Production Designer of the Year Ray Maliuanag Won
Best Actress Nora Aunor Nominated
Catholic Mass Media Awards Best Actress Nora Aunor Nominated

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