Himalâ (" Miracle" ) is actually a Filipino film directed by the late Nationwide Artist Ishmael Bernal in the Philippines in 1982. The film's script was written by multi-award winner screenwriter Ricky Lee based on an absolute incident over a teenage girl in Cabra Island inside the province of Occidental Mindoro between 1966 and 1967 Sergio Lobo was the Movie director of Pictures. Himalâ was filmed entirely in the region of Ilocos Norte in just three several weeks with a finances of just ₱ 3 million. The film premiered at the 1982 Metro Manila Film Festival, and in 1983, became the first Philippine film to be included in the " Competition Section" of the renowned Berlin Foreign Film Celebration. Since then, Himala has been showed in a number of film festivals around the globe. On November 11, 2008, Himalâ won the Viewer's Choice Award for the Best Film of all Time from the Asia-Pacific Location in the 2008 CNN Asia Pacific Screen Awards conquering out nine other outstanding movies. (voted by a large number of film enthusiasts around the world. The ten finalists were picked by experts, industry insiders and actors—including Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai. � Philippine celebrity Nora Aunor is best known for her performance in thefilm while the experienced Elsa. Her portrayal is recognized as by the majority of Filipino experts as the best of her career. About its 30th anniversary, Himala is the first of the 3000+ films being restored by the ABS-CBN Film Archive and Central Digital Lab, Incorporation. The renewed version started at the 69th Venice Foreign Film Event.