Celso Ad. Castillo laid to rest

Posted at 12/05/2012 7:11 PM | Updated as of 12/06/2012 11:21 AM

'Burlesk Queen' to be screened at film fest to honor Castillo

MANILA, Philippines -- The remains of Celso Ad. Castillo were cremated Wednesday, just as a locally held film festival that pays tribute to the late director, screenwriter and actor as well as other film luminaries opened in Taguig City.

Celso Ad. Castillo. File photo

Castillo's remains were cremated at Loyola Memorial Chapels and Crematorium in Quezon City. The film director died of a heart attack at his home in Siniloan, Laguna on November 26. He was 69.

One of Castillo's best known works on the big screen, "Burlesk Queen," will be screened at the ongoing 14th Cinemanila International Festival in honor of the late director.

Held at the Market! Market! Cinemas in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, the film festival runs until December 11.

Other late film luminaries who will be honored at the 2012 Cinemanila are director Marilou Diaz-Abaya, who died of cancer in September; producer Tony Veloria, who died in a bus accident in November; and director-actor Mario O'Hara, who passed away due to leukemia in June.