french film festival

I am a sucker for foreign films especially during film festivals. Whenever I get the chance to watch one, I grab it at once. I see this as a glimpse in the host country's culture culture and it's fun. =)

The French Embassy in the Philippines and Alliance Fran├žaise de Manille organized the 12th French Film Festival which will run from 07-17 June at Shangri-la Plaza in Ortigas. This year's festival is paying tribute to Philippine cinema by the projection of Filipino films such as "Putot" by Jeck Cogama which was included in the official selection of the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, as well as "Kaleido" by the director Brillante Mendoza, the Filipino representative in the Directors’ Fortnight of the Cannes Film Festival 2007.

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Come and let us celebrate culture...

List of Films:

Movie 1: Arthur and the Invisibles by Luc Besson
Movie 2: Fair Play by Lionel Bailliu
Movie 3: Gamblers by Frederic Balekdjan
Movie 4: March of the Penguins by Luc Jacuet
Movie 5: Not Here to be Loved by Shepone Brize
Movie 6: OSS 117 by Michel Hazanavicius
Movie 7: Sequins
Movie 8: The Ax
Movie 9:
The Little Lieutenant by Xavier Beauvois
Movie 10: The Perfume: Story of a Murderer
Filipino Movie:
Manoro by Brillante Mendoza, Kaleido by Brillante Mendossa, Putot by Emmanuel Cogoma


berna said...

uy type ko rin foreign films eversince inintroduce sken ng classmate ko. i watched the spanish (yata) film festival sa greenbelt before. =) kaso eto mejo sasadyain ko pa. sa shangri-la. =)

jishinka said...

hehe. Maganda din pag cine manila ung iba-ibang countries. =) I missed out on the spanish film fest though I have the sked with me. Funny nga nun kasi nasa Philam pa ako, so mga ilang steps lang un diba? Well... Nood ka na! I saw one oredi. =) Next week ulit...Hehe!