Alexis Tioseco and Nika Bohinc


Alexis Tioseco and Nika Bohinc were film critics who were murdered on September 1, 2009 in Quezon City, Philippines Prior to their deaths, the two had been living as a couple Tioseco was a Filipino Canadian film critic and a film professor at the University of Asia and the Pacific Recognized as an advocate of Southeast Asian cinema and as Philippine cinema's most passionate champion, he was named by the Philippine Star in 2005 as “one of the most important young people in the Philippines today” for his efforts to promote his nation’s cinema He was the editor of the Southeast Asian film journal Criticine Bohinc was a Slovene film critic

Contents

  • 1 Biographies
  • 2 Murders
  • 3 References
  • 4 External links

Biographies

Tioseco was born in the Philippines, but moved with his family to Canada in 1983 In 1996, he returned to the Philippines where he completed his college studies and worked in the family business

Tioseco credited the Lav Diaz film Batang West Side as having awakened his interest in Philippine cinema He established a website, criticinecom, which was hailed in Filmmaker as "arguably the most influential, intelligent blog on Southeast Asian cinema" Tioseco became known for his efforts to expose foreign audiences to Philippine independent cinema He helped organize established filmmakers in a failed attempt to seek reforms to the Metro Manila Film Festival

His 2008 article in Rogue, styled as a love letter to his partner Nika Bohinc, was later named by American film writer Gabe Klinger, writing in The Auteurs, as "the definitive manifesto on Philippine film will soon become a canonical piece of critical writing" Apart from Rogue, Tioseco contributed to The Philippine Star, Screen International and Senses of Cinema, as well as to catalogues of the Torino and Pesaro International Film Festivals At the time of his death in 2009, he was a regular contributor to UNO, a Philippine men's magazine He likewise joined the faculty of the Arts Department of the University of Asia and the Pacific Tioseco also participated as a jury in several international film festivals It was at the 2007 Rotterdam Film Festival that the Slovenian film critic Nika Bohinc would become Tioseco's romantic partner

Murders

On the night of 1 September 2009, Tioseco was killed at his Quezon City home in an apparent burglary staged by three armed men who fled the scene He was 28 years old Bohinc, who had moved to the Philippines to be with Tioseco, was also slain Police were investigating the participation in the crime of a stay-in housemaid recently hired by Tioseco, who had fled together with the suspects

Tioseco is interred at the family mausoleum in Angeles City in the province of Pampanga

On February 26, 2016, the woman accused in the murders of the couple was arrested in Angeles

References

  1. ^ a b c Clifford Coonan 2009-09-02 "Film critics murdered in Manila" Variety Retrieved 2009-09-03 
  2. ^ a b Liz Shackleton 2009-09-02 "Film critics Tioseco, Bohinc killed in Manila robbery" Screen Daily Retrieved 2009-09-03 
  3. ^ a b Patrick Frater 2009-09-02 "Two film critics killed in Manila" The Hollywood Reporter Archived from the original on September 3, 2009 Retrieved 2009-09-02 
  4. ^ a b c d e Alexis Tioseco 2008-07-15 "The Letter I Would Love To Read To You In Person" Rogue Magazine Archived from the original on September 5, 2009 Retrieved 2009-09-03 
  5. ^ a b Jason Sanders 2009-09-02 "A Time to Love: Alexis Tioseco, Nika Bohinc, and the Global Film Community" Filmmaker Retrieved 2009-09-03 
  6. ^ a b c Nancy C Carvajal 2009-09-03 "Fil-Canadian, Slovenian killed by robbers" Philippine Daily Inquirer Retrieved 2009-09-03 
  7. ^ Gabe Klinger 2009-09-02 "Nika Bohinc 1979-2009 and Alexis Tioseco 1981-2009: Friends and Critics" The Auteurs Retrieved 2009-09-03 
  8. ^ a b "Fil-Canadian film critic, lover shot dead in QC home" ABS-CBN News Online 2009-09-02 Retrieved 2009-09-03 
  9. ^ "Woman wanted for murders of Fil-Canadian film critic Tioseco, partner nabbed in Angeles" InterAksyon February 26, 2016 Retrieved February 26, 2016 

External links

  • Criticine


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