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

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Screening Skeds This Week [Oct.12, 2016]

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Robert Langdon awakens in a hospital room in Florence, Italy, with no memory of what has transpired over the last few days. He suddenly finds himself, once again, the target of a major manhunt. With the help of Dr. Sienna Brooks and his knowledge of symbology, Langdon will try to regain his freedom and lost memories, all while solving the most intricate riddle he's ever faced. This mystery thriller film directed by Ron Howard and written by David Koepp, is based on the 2013 novel of the same name by Dan Brown. It is the sequel to "The Da Vinci Code" and "Angels & Demons", and stars Tom Hanks, reprising his role as Robert Langdon, alongside Felicity Jones, Omar Sy, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Ben Foster and Irrfan Khan.
[Robinson's Movieworld ILOILO, Robinson's Movieworld JARO, SM Cinema ILOILO]

Bontoc Eulogy
This is an unknown film by many, is a 1995 drama mockumentary directed by Marlon Fuentes and Bridget Yearen and produced by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. It was written, directed by, and stars Marlon Fuentes in the main role of a screen narrator going through an excruciating internal conflict regarding his heritage and following his thoughts as he recounts his grandfathers journey to the St. Louis World's Fair. It is the fifth film produced by Marlon Fuentes, following Arm in 1994.

Despite a limited audience view worldwide the satire offered a deep and critical insight into Filipino history. Marlon Fuentes's work has been shown in over 60 separate exhibitions in the past 20 years alone and has been represented in collections such as Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American Art, the National Museum of American History, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, the Library of Congress, and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Furthermore, his work has been nominated for the International Documentary Association’s Distinguished Achievement Award and has received many awards from the international community.

Controversy surrounds the film even decades after its release. It was denounced for misleading audiences into believing that this seemingly personal account was real. But, it can be soundly argued that the film's meaning would have been altered if this fact had been stated from the beginning.
[screens at FDCP Cinematheque - October 12 Wednesday 1:30 PM, October 13 – Thursday 5:30 PM, October 14 – Friday 3:30 PM]

Busong: Palawan Fate
In Busong, Alessandra de Rossi plays Punay, who is born with wounds on her feet and cannot step on the earth. Her brother, Angkarang, carries her through a hammock, as he searches the changing landscape of Palawan in hopes of finding a healer who can cure Punay. Different people help him carry his sister along the way – a woman looking for her husband, a fisherman who lost his boat, and a young man who is searching for himself – and each one meets their fate.

"“Busong” was inspired by stories that Solito’s mother told him about her native Palawan when he was a child. In an earlier interview, he explained that “Busong” is the indigenous Palawanon concept of fate or instant karma. “What you do to nature, you do to yourself,” he said. “Busong” is set in present Palawan while the other two planned films will tackle the picturesque province’s past, “Delubyo (Deluge),” and future, “Sumbang (Origin).” “Busong” itself is composed of three segments: “Forest,” “Sea” and “Mountain.” (quoted from the Philippine Daily Inquirer)
[screens at FDCP Cinematheque - October 12 Wednesday 3:30 PM, October 13 – Thursday 1:30 PM, October 14 – Friday 5:30 PM]

Busol: The Last Head Hunter
It is set in the time of the prevalence of head hunting practices of some groups in the Cordillera as they grapple with the changing times, particularly as Christianity slowly permeates their village life. In the Cordillera’s history, busol or headhunters are much feared by the villagers. Influenced by epic adventure films featuring tribesmen such as Mel Gibson’s “Apocalypto.” In an interview with the Baguio Midland Courier, Boyong Daguines, the film’s director, said their film shows the culture and tradition of the Igorots. Much like Apocalyto, the film is action-packed, spiced with decent fight scenes that showed the strength of the Igorots.  “It’s not a true story but is based from others’ experiences and the stories that we have heard from our elders,” he said. Rosendo “Sendong” Salvacio, the film’s producer, wrote the film’s script.
[screens at FDCP Cinematheque - October 12 Wednesday 5:30 PM, October 13 – Thursday 3:30 PM, October 14 – Friday 1:30 PM]

The Third Party
The story revolves between exes Andi, an events manager who aspires to be a fashion designer and Max, a cosmetic surgeon who both find ways to make their relation intact after a breakup. But later on, Max found a new love unto a gay oncologist for children, Christian portrayed by Zanjoe. The film also tackles friendship and how a person gets to know more about himself. This Star Cinema romance drama film starring Angel Locsin, Sam Milby and Zanjoe Marudo, is directed by Jason Paul Laxamana (who directed such films as "Magkakabaung" and "Babagwa").
[Robinson's Movieworld ILOILO, Robinson's Movieworld JARO, SM Cinema ILOILO]

Kubo and the Two Strings
Young Kubo's peaceful existence comes crashing down when he accidentally summons a vengeful spirit from the past. Now on the run, Kubo joins forces with Monkey and Beetle to unlock a secret legacy. Armed with a magical instrument, Kubo must battle the Moon King and other gods and monsters to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen father, the greatest samurai warrior the world has ever known.

This is a 3D stop-motion animation fantasy action adventure film produced by Laika and directed by Travis Knight (in his directorial debut) and written by Marc Haimes and Chris Butler. The film features the voices of Art Parkinson, Charlize Theron, Matthew McConaughey, Ralph Fiennes, Rooney Mara and George Takei. The film was released by Focus Features in the United States last August 19, 2016, received critical acclaim and has grossed $61 million against its $60 million budget.
[Robinson's Movieworld ILOILO, Robinson's Movieworld JARO, SM Cinema ILOILO]

A Monster Calls
The monster does not come walking often. This time it comes to Connor, and it asks for the one thing Connor cannot bring himself to do. Tell the truth. This is a very touching story about a boy who feels very damaged, guilty and mostly angry. He struggles at school with bullies, and pity looks from everyone, and at home with his mother's sickness. Will Connor overcome his problems? Will everything be okay? Will Connor be able to speak the truth?

This fantasy drama film is directed by J. A. Bayona, and written by Patrick Ness based on his own eponymous novel. It stars Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell, Lewis MacDougall, and Liam Neeson. It premiered on September 10, 2016 at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival and is scheduled for release in the United States on December 23, 2016, by Focus Features.
[Robinson's Movieworld ILOILO, Robinson's Movieworld JARO, SM Cinema ILOILO]

Operation Chromite (Incheon Sangryuk Jakjeon)
American General Douglas MacArthur (Liam Neeson) sends eight members of the Korean Liaison Office, led by a South Korean Navy Lieutenant (Lee Jung-Jae) on a secret mission far behind North Korean lines to carry out Operation "X-ray". This covert operation must succeed so that MacArthur can launch the daring Incheon Landing Operation.This is a fictionalized version of the historical CIA/military intelligence operation "Trudy Jackson", part of Operation Chromite.

This South Korean war drama film directed by John H. Lee is based on the real-life events of the Battle of Inchon, although it presents a fictionalised version of the historical CIA/US military intelligence operation "Trudy Jackson", conducted before the actual landing operation. It was released on July 27, 2016 in South Korea.
[Robinson's Movieworld ILOILO, Robinson's Movieworld JARO, SM Cinema ILOILO]

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