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Ishmael Bernal
Born
Ishmael Bernal

(1938-09-30)September 30, 1938
Died June 2, 1996(1996-06-02) (aged 57)
Occupation Film director
Awards National Artist of the Philippines.svg Order of National Artists of the Philippines

Ishmael Bernal (30 September 1938 – 2 June 1996) was a Filipino filmmaker, stage and television director, actor and screenwriter. Noted for his melodramas, particularly with feminist and moral issues, he directed many landmark Filipino films such as Nunal sa Tubig (1976), City After Dark (1980), Relasyon (1982), Himala (1982), and Hinugot sa Langit (1985). He was declared a National Artist of the Philippines in 2001.

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