The height of Alma fandom, Brocka versus Armida, and the making of 'Mga Bilanggong Birhen'
Updated as of Sep 30 12:26 PM
The stories from the behind the scenes of 'Mga Bilanggong Birhen' — recently brought to its original sheen by the ABS-CBN Film Restoration group —reveal a set as intense as the ambitious period drama on class struggle. In this excerpt from her memoir published before she passed away early this year, Armida Siguion-Reyna, the producer and star of the 1977 production, revealed why Lino Brocka shaved his head for the movie, fought with his producer, and prayed for his friend's loss in the 1977-78 Best Actress race.
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