Ganito Kami Noon, Paano Kayo Ngayon

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Ganito Kami Noon, Paano Kayo Ngayon
Ganito Kami Noon Paano Kayo Noon poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byEddie Romero
Produced byDennis Juban
Written byRoy C. Iglesias
Eddie Romero
StarringChristopher De Leon
Gloria Diaz
Music byLutgardo Labad
CinematographyJusto Paulino
Edited byBen Barcelon
Distributed byHemisphere
Release date
  • 1976 (1976)
Running time
125 minutes

Ganito Kami Noon, Paano Kayo Ngayon? (English: "This Is How We Were Before, How Are You Doing Now?") is a 1976 Filipino romantic musical drama film set in the era of Spanish colonization in the Philippines. It was directed by Eddie Romero and starred Christopher De Leon and Gloria Diaz. The film was selected as the Philippine entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 49th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.[1]

In 2013, ABS-CBN Film Archives in partnership with Central Digital Lab digitally restored and remastered the film and was subsequently released in select theaters for a limited period of time. The digitally restored version was also released on DVD and iTunes.[2]


Set at the turn of the 20th century during the Filipino revolution against the Spaniards and, later, the American colonizers, it follows a naive peasant through his leap of faith to become a member of an imagined community.



Year Award Category Nominee Result
1976 Metro Manila Film Festival [3] Best Film Ganito Kami Noon, Paano Kayo Ngayon Won
Best Director Eddie Romero Won
Best Actor Christopher de Leon Won
Best Screenplay Eddie Romero & Roy C. Iglesias Won
Best Music Lutgardo Labad Won
Best Art Direction Laida Lim-Perez and Peque Gallaga Won


  1. ^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  2. ^ San Diego, Bayani Jr. (6 November 2013). "Restored masterpiece opens Cinema One". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  3. ^ "Metro Manila Film Festival:1976". IMDB. Retrieved 2014-04-09.

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