FREE International Films

Thursday, August 25, 2011 jeffrey 0 Comments

Keep yourselves posted for FREE international films showing this month until September. Choose from among the Brazilian Film Festival 2011 line up including Domesticas, Filhos De Francisco, Brava Gente Brazileira, Estorvo, etc. Get to enjoy an array of movies from the 5th International Silent Film Festival such as, Brides of Sulu, Nosferatu, Pilar Guerra, and more. There's also a FREE screening outside Mogwai entitled, The Idiot's Guide To Heartbreak 6. Watch them all and watch them FREE! Just go to the screening venues on the specified showing dates at least two hours early to get your tickets.

Brazil Film Festival 2011

  • Synopsis
    • Domesticas (Maids)
      • Six domestic workers share their thoughts about their employers and their experiences on the job in this satiric comedy. While we never see the people they work for, we're given a look at the absurdities and indignities of their daily routines, as well as a look into their lives outside work. One signs up for a modeling course only to discover she's being recruited for an escort service, while another finds herself having an affair with the chauffeur working for the same family, and a third falls for a good-looking criminal.
    • Filhos De Francisco (Two Sons of Francisco)
      • The story of Francisco, a very simple and poor man whose dream was to see his children become country music stars, and who made all the efforts to make it happen
    • Brava Gente Brazileira (Brave New Land)
      • A young Portuguese cartographer in the 18th century finds new forms of love, war and a wild new world in an expedition into South American heart.
    • Estorvo (Turbulence)
      • Based on the book of the same name by Chico Buarque, adapted, written and directed by Ruy Guerra, ESTORVO reproduces the existential nightmare of an anonymous character roaming through a large modern city. After a restless night, the protagonist (Me) is awoken by the doorbell ringing insistently.Through the peephole, he sees an unknown man in a suit and tie, who reminds him of someone he can’t quite place. He doesn’t know why the man is there, nor what he might want, but he is immediately certain of one thing: he represents a threat to his life. Dressing hurriedly, he takes advantage of the visitor’s momentary distraction, and makes his escape. But there is no doubt in his mind that the stranger is right behind him and that the nightmare has only just begun. This is the beginning of an hallucinating chase across town. Terrified, mistrustful of everything and everyone, affected by everyday violence, his own past, his phantoms, he sees long lost friends, tries to contact his dumb, absent mother, seeks the protection of his sister, with whom he has always had an ambiguous relationship, tries to get his ex-wife’s help and becomes involved in an increasingly suspenseful plot filled with a series of extraordinary characters: a nymphomaniac, bikers, thieves, marijuana growers, dealers, corrupt cops, everyone is living close to the edge. It is an aimless escape which penetrates deeper and deeper into his own world, betraying, stealing, degrading himself, trying to find the enigma of his journey on foot, to understand what it is he is running from, who is chasing him, where he is going. The answer comes on the edge of a knife.
    • O Hohem De Capa Preta (The Man in the Black Cape)
      • Biography of Brazilian congressman Tenório Cavalcanti, who used to appear in public carrying a machine-gun, and wearing a black cloak.
    • O Casamento De Louise (Louise’s Wedding)
      • Two women, from opposite worlds, Louise and her maid Luzia, both share a passion for music and finding the perfect man. What can happen during a luncheon where the tastes of both women coincide and clash, while in the presence of two desirable men?
    • Sao Paulo, Sociedade De Anonima
      • A man lives in conflict as he deals with his friends and love interests against the backdrop of São Paulo.
    • Terra Estrangeira (Foreign Land)
      • After the death of her mother, a young Brazilian decides to leave his country and travel to her native land. In a foreign land, he finds love and danger.

  • Venue: Cine Adarna, UPFI Film Center, Diliman, Quezon City
  • Screening Dates:
    • August 24
      • Domesticas (Maids) 5PM
      • 2 Filhos de Francisco (Two Sons of Francisco) 7PM
    • August 31
      • Brava Gente Brazileira (Brave New Land) 5PM
      • Estorvo (Turbulence) 7PM
    • September 7
      • O Homem de Capa Preta (The Man in the Black Cape) 5PM
      • O Casamento de Louise (Louise’s Wedding) 7PM
    • September 14
      • Sao Paulo, Sociedade de Anonima 5PM
      • Terra Estrangeira (Foreign Land) 7PM
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5th International Silent Film Festival
  • Synopsis
    • Brides of Sulu 1934
      • Drawn by their forbidden passions, a beautiful Mohammedan Moro princess and her lover, a pagan pearl diver, defy religious and moral laws and elope. The ruler of a primitive Philippine Island has promised his daughter Benita's hand to a nearby noble chief. As the town prepares for Benita's planned betrothal, Asan sneaks into the royal compound and steals away with his beloved. Vowing to make the infidel pay with his life, the inflamed tribesmen launch a furious pursuit to recapture their princess.
    • Nosferatu 1922
      • The film Nosferatu, A Symphony of Horror is a German silent film produced by Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau. The premier was on March 4, 1922 in Berlin. For the first time, Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau showed vampires in a movie thus, making it the precursor of vampire films.
    • Akeyuku Sora (The Dawning Sky) 1929
      • The movie is a melodrama about an orphan and her mother who are separated. The two lose contact but are later reunited.
    • L'Inferno (Dante's Inferno) 1911
      • The Italian epic came of age with Giuseppe de Liguoro's imaginative silent film, Inferno, loosely adapted from Dante Alighieri's book and inspired by the illustrations of Gustave Doré.
    • The Greek Miracle 1921
      • The film tells the story of an Athenian family that wants to participate in the war. The husband volunteers and the wife soon follows as a nurse. Although the film was shot with professional actors (the two stars are actually Russian actors), the locations and soldiers are real.
    • Pilar Guerra 1926
      • Pilar Guerra, a teacher in the town of Araceli, has romantic relations with Luciano, the son of the mayor. The mayor does not approve of their young love and, in the hopes of separating them, sends Luciano on a trip and Pilar to a different destination as well.
  • Venue: Shang Cineplex Cinema 2, Shangri-La Plaza, Mandaluyong City
  • Screening Dates:
    • August 26
      • Brides of Sulu 7PM
      • Nosferatu 9PM
    • August 27
      • Akeyuku Sora (The Dawning Sky) 5PM
      • L'Inferno (Dante's Inferno) 7PM
    • August 28
      • The Greek Miracle 5PM
      • Pilar Guerra 5:05PM (right after The Greek Miracle)
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Club.MOV: The Idiot's Guide To Heartbreak 6

  • Venue: Outside Mogwai Cinematheque, Cubao Expo General Romulo Avenue, Araneta Center, Cubao Quezon City, Philippines
  • Screening Dates:
    • August 24
      • L'eclisse(Michelangelo Antonioni, Italy, 1962) 8PM
      • Blissfully Yours (Apichatpong Weeresethakul, Thailand, 2002) 10PM
    • August 25
      • Ponyo (Hayao Miyazaki, Japan, 2008) 8PM
      • Mondomanila (Special Preview Screening) 10PM
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