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Brazil Film Festival 2012 at the UP Film Center

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Date: Thursday, September 20, 2012 – 5:00pm – Friday, October 5, 2012 – 9:00pm


Sep 20 Thu 5pm
Cine Adarna, UPFI Film Center

The memories of Guiga, from early childhood to young adulthood: his family, relatives, friends, fears, dreams and reality in a still provincial city of Salvador, Bahia, from the 50s to the 70s.

BRODER (2010)
Sep 20 Thu 7pm
Cine Adarna, UPFI Film Center

In the slum of Capão Redondo in São Paulo, the twenty-third anniversary of Marco Aurélio a.k.a. Macu will be celebrated with a “feijoada” (a typical Brazilian dish of black beans and pork) and beers promoted by his mother Dona Sônia and their closest friends. Among the guests are Macu’s childhood best friends Jaiminho, who plays soccer in Spain and is waiting to be summoned by the coach to the national team, and Pibe, who has a baby and is living with Macu’s former girlfriend Claudia. Macu owes money to the dangerous criminal Serjão and Napão and will host a boy that will be kidnapped by the delinquents in order to pay for his debts. Along the day, Macu stays with Jaiminho and Pibe recalling their childhood together. By the end of the day, Serjão and Napão tell Macu that they have changed their plans and the kid will not be kidnapped, but Jaiminho instead. Further, he shall meet the powerful Dr. Venceslau for further instructions. Now Macu is to be on the horns of a dilemma between his friendship for Jaiminho and the fear for the gang of his slum


6th International Silent Film Festival August 2012

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Here is a first look of this year’s International Silent Film Festival from their Facebook page.

 The films will be shown at Cinema 2 at Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza. For the registration, you can contact the institution in charge of the movie you want to see.

For more details and updates, follow the festival’s Facebook page here:

To view photos from last year’s festival, click HERE.


Bwakaw – Cinemalaya 2012

Movies By July 25, 2012 Tags: , , , , 1 Comment

Release Date July 2012

Genre Comedy

Studio Octobertrain Films

Plot Outline Comedy

Starring Eddie Garcia, Armida Siguion-Reyna, Gardo Versoza, Soxie Topacio, Alan Paule, Luz Valdez, Rez Cortez, Beverly Salviejo, Jonathan Neri, May-I Fabros, Soliman Cruz, Roni Bertubin, Joey Paras

Directed By Jun Robles Lana

Written By Jun Robles Lana

Screenplay By Jun Robles Lana

Produced By Perci Intalan

Ang Paghihintay sa Bulong – Cinemalaya 2012

Movies By July 23, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , , , 1 Comment

Pixeleyes Multimedia and Ekweytormc present “Ang Paghihintay Sa Bulong” a film by Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo

It is in the culture of the Filipinos that when a person dies, you can whisper and send your wishes to the dead.

The film is about a family who happens to take care of their ailing mother / grandmother. They see this as a burden in their lives and they wait for her death so they could whisper their wishes.

Release Date Cinemalaya 2012- July 21-29, 2012

Genre Short Film Category

Studio Pixeleyes Multimedia

Starring Shandii J., Bella Martin, Sarah Pagcaliwagan, Wes Traje, Gigi Columna, Cris Gabuya & Noel Miralles

Directed By Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo

Written By Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo

Produced By Pixeleyes Multimedia/Ekweytormc


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Eiga Sai The Japanese Film Festival 2012

Movies By June 22, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , , 3 Comments

Enjoy free screenings of much-awaited contemporary Japanese films in July and August at the 2012 Eiga Sai.

Presented by the Japan Foundation, Manila, in cooperation with the Embassy of Japan, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, UP Film Institute, Film Development Council of the Philippines, and NET 25 TV.

An invitational screening of the film ‘Villain’ on July 5 at Shang Cineplex Cinema 2, EDSA, Mandaluyong City is the kick-off event for the festivity.

Villain is a gritty social critique drama directed by Lee Sang-il, director of the multi-award film—Hula Girls. Eri Fukatsu who won the Best Actress Award at the Montreal World Film Festival 2010 and Japan Academy Prize 2011 for her role (Mitsuyo), takes on challenging and heated love scenes, playing a woman on the run with a murderer. Satoshi Tsumabuki (Yuichi) runs away after killing a woman (Yoshino) he met on a dating website. While the families of the victim and the assailant are left in agony, Mitsuyo becomes increasingly entangled in her relationship with Yuichi. The film was based on the novel “Akunin” by Shuichi Yoshida published in April 2007.