SCREENING SKEDS of what's in Iloilo Theaters this Week...
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[all screening skeds are subject to change without prior notice]

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

World Premieres Film Festival at the Cinematheque this week

This week, the World Premieres Film Festival will be featured at the FDCP Cinematheque, and will be screening various films from the fest. The screening of the WPFF Films will run from June 24 to 30, 2015. Admission is only P 100. The FDCP Cinematheque is located at the B&C Square Building, Solis Street, Iloilo City (near BPI and East West Bank). The Cinematheque is Iloilo's home of quality indie films and art films from the local and international cinema. [hit the jump to continue]

"Open Wound"
This Spanish film, directed by Alfred Leon Leon, follows Jorge, a captive in an enemy camp, who learns that serving in the military is not the idealized vision of recognition and respect as he naïvely thought before. He must choose between captivity and freedom, each option not without its sacrifices. This film is a WPFFP 2014 Grand Jury Prize Winner
June 24 (Wed), 3:30 PM
June 26 (Fri), 5:30 PM
June 30 (Tue), 5:30 PM
July 03 (Fri), 3:30 PM
July 05 (Sun), 1:30 PM

"Red Cotton Silk Flower"
This film is from Myanmar and is directed by Mr. Wyne. The story follows Yarzar Kyaw and Ma Hni who were lovers. They got seperated as Yarzar Kyaw told Ma Hni to abort their child as he had to marry the woman whom his parents arranged for him.
June 24 (Wed), 5:30 PM
June 27 (Sat), 5:30 PM
June 30 (Tue), 3:30 PM
July 03 (Fri), 5:30 PM
July 05 (Sun), 3:30 PM

"Be Deserving of a Successor"
Directed by U Htun Kyi
(This film doesn't have a synopsis yet.)
June 26 (Fri), 1:30 PM
June 29 (Mon), 3:30 PM
July 02 (Thur),5:30 PM
July 04 (Sat), 5:30 PM
July 06 (Mon), 3:30 PM

WPFFP 2015 ASEAN Skies

"Vientiane in Love"
This film from Laos is directed by Anysay Keola, Xaisongkham Induangchanthy, Vannaphone Sitthirath, Phanumad Disattha. "Vientiane in Love" is the first Lao omnibus film delving into different aspects of love as shown through five separate stories. These love stories in Laos’ capital city reflect nuanced and non-typical relationships, complete with romance, heartbreak, and even humor.
June 26 (Fri), 3:30 PM
June 29 (Mon), 5:30 PM
July 02 (Thur),3:30 PM
July 04 (Sat), 3:30 PM
July 07 (Tue), 3:30 PM

"Portrait of the Artist as Filipino"
This Filipino film from the WPFFP 2015 Classics Section is directed by National Artist Lamberto V. Avellana. It is an adaptation Nick Joaquin’s play of the same name, the classic film illustrates the transformation of old Intramuros. The first Filipino film entirely in the English language, the film focuses on the struggles of the genteel Marasigan family as they cope with tough financial times and the coming war. The film was recently restored in 4K.
June 25 (Thur), 3:30 PM
June 27 (Sat), 3:30 PM
July 01 (Wed), 5:30 PM
July 03 (Fri), 1:30 PM
July 05 (Sun), 5:30 PM
July 07 (Tue), 5:30 PM

Special Shorts Feature:
WPFF 2015 (4 Short Films)

“Agos: The Manila Dream”
Directed by Lyka Gonzalez, this film is set in the rural Philippines, Nina's mother recounts her bygone ambition of moving into the city. She and Nina are faced with pressing concerns about their choices. The film explores the plight of fulfilling fantasies through the surge of diaspora and urban migration.

A science fiction short film by Jorel Lising, that explores the importance of memory on modern man’s psyche and personal history, but seeking also the boundaries and consequences of technology on the mental well- being of man.

“Pusong Bato”
Directed by Martika Ramirez, Pusong Bato is about Cinta Dela Cruz, a middle-aged faded actress who tries to relive and remember her glorious days as a movie star in the 1970s. She does this by watching films at home everyday until one day, during an earthquake; something breaks into her window and wakes her up from her Hollywood dream.

“Pwede Ba Kitang Lapitan”
Directed by Dominic Berkaert. Tristan is a young French photographer sent to the Philippines for a photo-shoot. After the loss of his child, he uses the trip as an excuse to run away from the problems that are haunting him and his couple at home.

June 25 (Thur), 5:30 PM
June 27 (Sat), 1:30 PM
July 01 (Wed), 3:30 PM
July 04 (Sat), 1:30 PM
July 6 (Mon), 5:30 PM )

"Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon"
This WPFFP 2014 Grand Festival Prize Winner is directed by Lav Diaz. Synopsis: The Philippines, 1972. Mysterious things are happening in a remote barrio. Wails are heard from the forest, cows are hacked to death, a man is found bleeding to death at the crossroad and houses are burned. Ferdinand E. Marcos announces Proclamation No. 1081 putting the entire country under Martial Law. This is a 5-hour film.
June 28 (Sun), 1:00 PM


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