10th French Filmfest

This is one chore I used to do a lot when I was actively blogging on a community-based blog: posting filmfest schedules. Pity that the movies will cost 50p, but I’ll do my homework and check what film should be worth your money. Taken from the UP Film Institute Yahoo! Group:

10th French Film Festival
Panorama of the French Contemporary Cinema

June 03 to June 26, 2005
3-15 Greenbelt 1, Ayala Center, Makati & 24-26 Ayala Center, Cebu

Cinema is a major component of Philippine society.

French cinema has found its place in the hearts of the Filipino movie-goers. In ten years, the French Film Festival has brought to theaters in Manila some of the most outstanding works of contemporary directors, as diverse as Amélie, 8 Femmes or the box-office hit, Taxi.

Images speak louder than words; as the language barrier is broken by the charm and elegance of French actors and scenery, the local audience is able to identify with the culture portrayed in French films, the societal situations, the values, the romance, and the humor. There is a growing audience looking for something new, something different to watch on the silver screen. The Film Festival thus provides an excellent venue not only for a cultural experience, but truly, to promote the diversity of cultures.

The 10th Anniversary of the French Film Festival shall be a celebration of contemporary French cinema in Manila as it enters the commercial circuit with the release of new movies, in cooperation with some of the biggest Film Distributors in the country.

It shall feature around 15 films currently showing in cineplexes in Paris, such as Ils se marièrent et eurent beaucoup d’enfants by Yvan Attal, 5 X 2 by François Ozon, and 36 Quai des Orfèvres by Oilvier Marchal, as well as a collection of Police Thrillers.

Entrance Fee : 50 Php

PROGRAM
And They Lived Happily Ever After byYvan Attal
A Very Long Engagement by Jean-Pierre Jeunet
5 X 2 by François Ozon
Le Boulet by Alain Berbérian & Frédéric Forestier
Pas Sur La Bouche by Alain Resnais
Garde à Vue by Claude Miller
Vivement Dimanche by François Truffaut
Inspecteur Lavardin by Claude Chabrol
L.627 by Bertrand Tavernier
Le Poulpe by Guillaume Nicloux
L’Affaire Marcorelle by Serge Le Péron
Les Marchands de Sable by Pierre Salvadori
Scènes de Crimes by Frédéric Schoendoerffer
Violence des Echanges en Milieu Tempéré by Jean-Marc Moutout
Mon Idôle by Guillaume Canet

Tribute to Philippine Cinema
Panaghoy sa Suba by Cesar Montano
Dekada 70 by Chito Rono
Bagong Buwan by Marilou Diaz-Abaya
Milan by Olivia Lamasan
Batang Trapo by Mes de Guzman
Liyab by Sockie Fernandez

And a selection of short films from Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival

[Listening to: Since I Left You – The Avalanches – (4:23)]
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