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9th Cinemanila Features Foreign Indie Films, August 8-19

Posted by Paurong sa Linggo, Agosto 12, 2007

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9th Cinemanila Features Foreign Indie Films, August 8-19
By Jonell Estillore 

The 9th Cinemanila International Film Festival, running from August 8-19, 2007 at Gateway Mall Cineplex 10 in Araneta Center, Quezon City, and from August 17-19, 2007 in Boracay Island, is proud to feature 100 films from 40 countries.

The long list of the films include Yoji Yamada’s Love and Honor; Marjane Satrapi & Vincent Paronnaud’s Persepolis; Postmodern Life of my Aunt, a 2006 Hong Kong film by Ann Hui; Indian film entitled The Namesake, directed by Mira Nair; 2 Days in Paris, directed by and starring Julie Delpy; La Vie En Rose, starring Marion Cotillard, adapted from Edith Piaf’s popular french song; Paris Je T’aime.

Among the international titles will be several past winners in the Berlin and Cannes film festival such as Pedro Almovodar’s Volver; the Palm D’Or winner at Cannes, 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days; The Edge of Heaven, nominated for the Palm D’OR and the winner of Best Screenplay; and U-Carmen eKhayelitsha, the South African film winner of the Golfer Berlin Bear in 2005.

Quentin Tarantino, the jury head of the 2004 Cannes Film Festival, will be having special appearances during the entire run of the Cinemanila to hold a series of seminar-workshops on indie filmmaking, directing, scriptwriting, film archiving for the benefit of aspiring filmmakers and enthusiasts.

In the goal of bringing back the heart of Southeast Asian Cinema in the Philippines, a number of Filipino films will be lined up as part of its non-competition films exhibition.

35mm Filipino films are Batang West Side directed by Laz Diaz, 2002, Best Asian Feature Film of 2002 Singapore International Film Festival); Bayanihang Third World (Mike De Leon, 2000, 2001 Young Critics Circle Awards’ Best Film); and Magnifico, (Maryo J. De los Reyes, 2003, Best Feature Film at the 2004 Berlin International Film Festival).

The hub of digital films collects Ang Daan Patunong Kalimugtong (Mes De Guzman, 2005, Best New Director Award at the 2006 San Sebastian International Film Festival); Kubrador (Jeffrey Jeturian, 2006, Winner of the FIPRESCI prize at the 2006 Moscow International Film Festival, which stars Ms. Gina Pareño who won various awards from various award-winning bodies); anf the highly critically acclaimed Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros (Aureus Solito, 2005, Best Feature Film at the 2006 Berlin International Film Festival).

The Independent Cinema Association of the Philippines (ICAP), the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), and a specially commissioned inter-agency committee, make this event possible in coordination with the CIFF.

Its official website is


12 Tugon to “9th Cinemanila Features Foreign Indie Films, August 8-19”

  1. Joanne said

    Uy malapit lang ‘yung venue sa school ko. Isang sakay lang ng LRT. Pero wala akong pake dahil ‘di ako mahilig sa movies. napadaan lang. hehe.

  2. tim ang said

    Gustuhin ko man, di ako makakanood ng kahit anong foreign film sa gateway.
    Nagkita(?) daw kayo ni Dianne one time. Nakakatuwa yung kuwento niya.

  3. Emoseb said

    12:41 am
    Ms. JOANNE — mahilig kasi ako sa movies. maganda man o hindi, basta pinaghirapan. well, anything na pinaghirapan naman ay maganda. masyado nga palang malawak ang ibig sabihin ng maganda kaya tutuldok na ako. tuldok.
    Mr. MARTIN — ako, gusto kong manood. lalo na ang french films. ang most loved french film ko ay amelie pa rin. i think, hindi pa kami nagkikita ni dianne. lagi naman siyang hindi sumisipot, eh.

  4. dawningthoughts said

    Hi, I speak english!
    interesting site, are you a film buff too?

  5. Esa said

    My name is Esa.Actually I disn’t speak in English, but If u wanna know me, I would like to be ur friend.I’m Indonesian, and U?Please reply me on my site, page “Aku ya Aku” okay.C.u

  6. Emoseb said

    10:33 am
    DAWNINGTHOUGHTS — i think i am. and i think i also speak english. haha.
    ESA — hi there. got it.

  7. emperorbananaketchup said

    Any news on screenings after the 15th? Wasn’t feeling too well the past weekend and my funds were low at that time.

  8. good post, sana makapanood din ako! ayusin ko lng sked ko hanggang may time.

  9. Emoseb said

    12:46 pm
    [habang napipiga ang utak sa programming]

    Mr. EMPEROR BANANA KETCHUP — yes, there is.
    Mr. RAYMOND LEE QUIJANO — sana nga. magaganda yang mga yan. siguro.

  10. Joanne said

    ay napanood mo na ‘yung Amelie? Noong una gusto ko na tigilan kasi parang hindi angkop sa age ko pero tinapos ko na rin kasi ganda ng story. Natuwa ako sa movie na ‘yon. 😀

  11. dianne said

    sinabi ko namang ministop di ba? naku.
    40 minutes ako dun. tsk.

    higit 9 hours ko yung inisip. hay.

  12. Emoseb said

    12:20 am
    Ms. JOANNE — hindi angkop sa age e no. sige, pahihiram ko sa’yo dvd’s ng queer as folk, mas angkop yun.
    Ms. DIANNE — i was there. you were not.

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