Manuel Conde's 'Genghis Khan' to be shown at New York's Museum of Modern Art
The movie stars Elvira Reyes, Inday Jalandoni, Jose Villafranca and Salvador. Conde had made 17 films before landing a breakout international hit with “Genghis Khan,” the first Filipino film to show at the Venice Film Festival.
It was at this prestigious event that the epic film was picked up for American theatrical distribution, and it played to great success on the repertory circuit for the next quarter century, according to a MOMA’s website.
The film was a noted favorite of the novelist and critic James Agee, who wrote a narration for American audiences to help explain the original Tagalog dialogue and historical details, said the statement.
This year’s festival comprises over 35 films from 13 countries, virtually all of them having their New York premieres, with some shown in versions never before seen in the United States.
For details on screenings and tickets, visit www.moma.org