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Sunday, November 25, 2007

UP Film Institute’s Season of Premieres

UP Film Institute’s season of premieres

It’s PREMIERE season for UP Film Institute. Following the success of the very first showing in the country of Sikil last Nov 22, Philippine audiences are now to be treated to a string of highly anticipated titles that all bode well for the local indie film scene. Jerrold Tarog’s Lisan screens on Nov 26 Mon 7 p.m. Lav Diaz’ nine-hour Venice Special Mention winner, Death in the Land of Encantos, is slated for a cinethon beginning 10 in the morning on Nov 29 Thu. For this year’s Cine Veritas—UP Film Institute’s annual human rights film festival, Brillante Mendoza’s “Tirador” serves as opening night film on Dec 3 Mon 7 p.m.

For more of UP Film Institute’s current screenings, pertinent info is as follows:

Screens Nov 26 Mon 7 p.m.
The University of the Philippines Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and
the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Dissemination in cooperation with the UP College of Music and the UP Film Institute present a collaborative work by
Jonas Baes (music and concept) and Jerrold Tarog (script and film directing), Lisan—an experimental short film based on a folk legend dramatizing the plight of the Iraya-Mangyan.

Digital Feature from Centerstage Productions (2006, 75 minutes)
Screens at the Videotheque with Autohystoria on Nov 26 Mon to Nov 29 Thu 4:30 p.m. onwards; Nov 30 Fri 2 p.m. onwards/5 p.m. onwards; Dec 1 Sat 2 p.m. onwards/5 p.m. onwards
A 13-year-old Aeta girl takes pains to teach her elders in the village to read and write so that they can cast their votes in the upcoming presidential elections.
Digital Lokal Best Picture, Best Director—2006 Cinemanila IFF; Cinemaavvenire Prize—2006 Turin Film Festival; Official Selection in Competition—2006 Nantes Three Continents Film Festival
Direction: Brillante Mendoza. Screenplay: Ralston Jover. Cast: Jonalyn Ablong

Digital Feature by Raya Martin (2007, 95 minutes)
Starring JK Anicoche and Lowell Conales
Screens at the Videotheque with Manoro on Nov 26 Mon to Nov 29 Thu 4:30 p.m. onwards; Nov 30 Fri 2 p.m. onwards/5 p.m. onwards; Dec 1 Sat 2 p.m. onwards/5 p.m. onwards
The execution for treason and sedition of Philippine hero Andres Bonifacio along with his younger brother Procopio in the mountains circa 1897 runs parallel a century and a decade after to the tale of a young man longing for the older brother he has not seen for years.
Digital Lokal Grand Prize, Best Director—2007 Cinemanila IFF; Official Selection for Director's Focus—2007 Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente; Official Selection—2007 Hong Kong IFF; Official Selection—2007 International Film Festival Rotterdam

Paraiso: Tatlong Kuwento ng Pag-asa
A Gawad Kalinga Production
Presented by Youth for Christ with Sigma Kappa Pi Fraternity-Diliman Chapter
Screens on Nov 27 Tue 5 p.m.
Three inspiring stories of ordinary people are made into a movie that testifies the grassroots movement for poverty alleviation sweeping the county.
Direction: Ricky Davao, Jun Lana, Joel Ruiz. Screenplay: Jun Lana, Monster Jimenez, Joel Ruiz, Rose Colindres. Cast: Maricel Soriano, Cesar Montano, Ricky Davao, Michael V, Robert Arevalo, Carmi Martin, Lilia Dizon, Maricel Laxa.
2007 111 minutes 35mm color

Ataul for Rent
An Artiste Entertainment Works Production
Graded A by the Cinema Evaluation Board
Screens on Nov 27 Tue 7 p.m.; Nov 28 Wed 5/7 p.m.
A live-in couple makes a living renting out coffins in a narrow, congested and miserable neighborhood alley of destitute slum dwellers.
Official Selection for Golden Pyramid—2007 Cairo IFF; Official Selection—2007 Chennai Film Festival; Official Selection—2007 Kerala IFF; Official Selection—2007 Montreal World Film Festival
Direction and Screenplay: Neal Tan. Cast: Jaclyn Jose, Joel Torre, Irma Adlawan, Coco Martin, Ronnie Lazaro, Pen Medina , Nonong Buencamino.
2007 94 minutes 35mm color

Death in the Land of Encantos (Kagadanan sa banwaan ning mga Engkanto)
Digital Feature from Produksyung Sine Olivia with Hubert Bals Fund (2007, 540 minutes, English subtitles)
Presented by Camera-as-Art Movement
Premieres on Nov 29 Thu 10 a.m. onwards
A hapless poet after a lengthy stint in Russia returns to his hometown to witness the aftermath of a super typhoon said to be the worst to hit the country in living memory.
Winner of Horizons Special Mention—2007 Venice IFF; Official Selection—2007 Toronto IFF
Direction and Screenplay: Lav Diaz. Cast: Roeder Camanag, Kalila Aguilos, Sophia Aves, Angeli Bayani, Perry Dizon, Dante Perez, Gemma Cuenca .

To always get screening alerts, join UP Film Institute e-group: upfilminstitute@ yahoogroups. com

Always watch UP Film Institute screenings and be kept informed of all UP Film Institute’s forthcoming attractions. Be especially alert of added screenings day by day. Unless indicated otherwise, screenings are held at the Cine Adarna’s 800-seat main cinema. Program is subject to change without prior notice.

University of the Philippines Film Institute
(Member, CILECT/Internationa l Association of Film and Television Schools )
Academic Programs and Research
Plaridel Hall, Ylanan Road , UP Diliman, Quezon City
Tel: 9818500 (UP Trunkline) local 2669, 2670; 9206863 (Telefax)
Extension and Theater Services
Cine Adarna, Magsaysay and Osmeña Avenues, UP Diliman, Quezon City
Tel: 9818500 (UP Trunkline) local 4286, 4289; 9262722 (Telefax); 9263640 (Cinema Hotline); 9250286
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