Tuesday, June 26, 2012

R.I.P. Mario O'Hara

I wouldn't be a proper Filipino cinephile if I didn't write about the passing of actor, writer and director Mario O'Hara. He was 68. He suffered from leukemia. He has been a major figure in Philippine cinema having written, directed and even acted in some of our classic films. I've already listed Three Godless Years as among my favorite Filipino films and it's also one of the best World War II movies ever made. He also gives a remarkable performance in the Filipino classic Weighed But Found Wanting. I need to see more of his work but most of them are tough to find. This is a huge loss for Filipino and even WORLD cinema. It's time more people know about his work. RIP, direk Mario.


Mark said...

Maybe with his passing his work will become easier to find. Either way, RIP to the man. I can't say I've seen any of his work, but it sounds like it was loved by those who did.

Adam said...

Never seen any of his work but may he rest in peace

DWei said...

R.I.P., he certainly will be missed. :(