WorldCat Identities

Bernal, Ishmael

Works: 15 works in 26 publications in 4 languages and 171 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Romantic comedy films 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Ishmael Bernal
Most widely held works by Ishmael Bernal
Himala( Visual )

5 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in Tagalog and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Elsa claims to have seen visions of the Virgin Mary her impoverished village is turned upside down when people flock there to be healed
Manila by night, [or] City after dark( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in Philippine and Tagalog and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ensemble of desperate characters are trapped between the city's lure of a better life and its dark and ghastly ways of providing for its residents. The impoverished women pin their hopes on the city and the men lure them into prostitution, drugs and crime. Ironically, while they seem to ruin one another's lives, they also become each other's best chances for hope and survival. The drug-pushing lesbian played by Cherie Gil finds solace in the blind sauna bath employee played by Rio Locsin who in turn is led across the dismal streets of Manila by the gay couturier played by Bernardo Bernardo. "Manila by night" a.k.a. "City after dark" is a keen look into the social problems affecting Manila's underworld. With its controversial bold visual imagery, it is a brilliant reflection of the reality that the Filipino has yet to confront
Relasyon( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in Tagalog and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marilou pursues an affair with Emil, a college teacher separated from his wife. When they move in together, she discovers him to be domineering and emotionally abusive. She limits their meetings to protect herself, but must decide how much she loves him when Emil becomes sick and needs her by his side
To live another day = Pahiram ng isang umaga( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Tagalog and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Juliet is single parent who manages to raise a child while remaining successful as an advertising executive. She is diagnosed with cancer, but in the twilight of her life, she meets and falls in love with Ariel, who is depressed and contemplates suicide
Manila by night by Ishmael Bernal( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in Philippine and Tagalog and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conflict between daughter and stepmother in and atmosphere of urban violence and social disorder
The Broken marriage.( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Tagalog and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Trapped in a world of hectic schedules, pressure and little time for each other, Ellen (Vilma Santos) and Rene (Christopher de Leon) decided to have a temporary separation. One of the things that is against traditional Filipino culture is a marriage break-up. And that is what they went through as their marriage reaches one of its lowest points. Saddled by their two children, Ellen tried her best to live a normal life as possible, eventually finding a prospective lover (Orestes Ojeda). But something is missing from her life that not even a new flame could fill. A self-discovery both for Ellen and Rene, one great film that will surely make you realize the value of marriage"--Container
Galawgaw( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Tagalog and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love story of a sharp witted and feisty tricycle driver Olga and her rich and charming admirer called Truman
Pinulot ka lang sa lupa( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Tagalog and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of genuine love. Of patience and forgiveness, and taking second chances
Working girls( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in Tagalog and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Carla is a female top executive, who has to work doubly hard to beat her male contenders for the Senior Vice President position. But her writer-boyfriend is making her feel guilty for the little time she spends with him. Anne, an expert on professional management is also resented by her jealous husband for her late-hour meetings. It doesn't help that one of her clients is indeed wooing her."--Container
Peter Kern( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

T-Bird at ako : ikaw ay akin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in Tagalog and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

T-Bird at Ako: "An interesting and witty play of events and characters directed by avant garde filmmaker Danny Zialcita. The story of a woman confused of her sexuality (played by Nora Aunor) who worked in a man's world as a lawyer. A chance meeting with a bar girl (played by Vilma Santos) who would change the course of her life. The film portrays a woman who runs and holds her life, but when matters of the heart are concerned, she just lets fate takes it toll. She believes to be in love with the bar girl, or she thinks she is! At the end, a sudden twists explodes making her more vulnerable that she has ever imagined. A parody on the comic love and life of people caught up in a the middle of strange questions of gender issues. A seriously funny picture of the drama of life!"--Web description
Inspiration( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Tagalog and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Wating( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in Tagalog and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first team-up of Richard Gomez and Carmina Villaruel in this action flic. Together, they become a part of Manila's petty underworld. After all the ordeals they encounter, they realize that they lost their innocence as they brush with evil and corruption. But they still survive the ordeal and make a new life somewhere else
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Audience level: 0.61 (from 0.09 for T-Bird at ... to 1.00 for Wating / ...)

Alternative Names
Bernal, Ishmael

Bernal, Ishmael 1939-1996

Ishmael Bernal Filipino director

Ishmael Bernal filmregisseur uit Filipijnen (1938-1996)

Ishmael Bernal Pilipino a direktor ti pelikula