What’s Happening at the UPFI Film Center This August

The 3rd Pandayang Lino Brocka Political Film and New Media Festival, Eiga Sai 2011, Brazil Film Festival 2011, and more!

(SPOT.ph) The UP Film Institute Film Center at the University of the Philippines Diliman is teeming with must-watch films this August-from the best of Cinemalaya 2011 to the reel pride of Japan and Brazil-and unsullied art exhibits from University of the Philippines (UP) and University of the East (UE) Fine Arts students.


Over at Cine Adarna, catch the 3rd Pandayang Lino Brocka Political Film and New Media Festival on August 10 and 11. Aside from the political film and documentary screenings, the two-day affair includes a workshop, exhibit, forum, and book launch. Also, don't miss Netpac Best Film Winner, Benito Bautista's Boundary on August 16 as part of Cinemalaya Goes UP 7.


Those who missed Eiga Sai 2011 can catch its UP run from August 17 to 20. Films include: Summer Days with Coo; One Million Yen Girl;  Yunagi City, Sakura Country; Villon’s Wife; Your Friend; Feel the Wind; Climber’s High; The Chef of South Polar; and The Summit: A Chronicle of Stones.



Head to the UPFI Film Center for foreign flicks, Pinoy classics, spot-on docus, and more! Click for more.

Follow up your Japanese film marathon with the Brazil Film Festival 2011 from August 24, 31, September 7, and 14. The lineup includes: Domesticas (Maids); 2 Filhos de Francisco (Two Sons of Francisco); Brava Gente Brazileira (Brave New Land); Estorvo (Turbulence); O Homem de Capa Preta (The Man in the Black Cape); O Casamento de Louise (Louise's Wedding); Sao Paulo, Sociedade de; and Terra Estrangeira (Foreign Land).

More film screenings are happening at Videotheque this month, too, with their Back to Classics selections featuring Luciano B. Carlos' Petrang Kabayo (1988) on August 9, Gerardo de Leon's Dawn of Freedom and Mario O' Hara's Tatlong Taong Walang Diyos on August 12, and Ishmael Bernal's El Vibora and Celso Ad Castillo's Asedillo on August 23.

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More quality foreign flicks are in their Untitled/Visions lineup like Abbas Kiarostami’s Ten and Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Mysterious Object at Noon on August 11, as well as Alexander Sokurov’s The Russian Ark and Alain Resnais’ Last Year at Marienbad on August 18.


To celebrate National Heroes Month, there will be a special screening of Mario O' Hara's Ang Paglilitis ni Andres Bonifacio on August 13, 20, and 27.


A selection of outstanding student films takes up Cinemelaya Goes UP 7’s Best of UPFI special on August 25. This month’s Spotlight on Docus on August 26 also features UPFI works.


On view at the Ishmael Bernal Gallery are Daily Digest (until August 12) featuring works by recent UP Fine Arts graduates, an outdoor photo installation (until September 2) by Buen Abrigo and Sam Kiyoumarsi, Pelikulay 3 (August 10 to 22) by the UE Fine Arts Sining Buklod, New Wave (August 10 to September 1) showcasing recent British video art, and the annual Freshspace art exhibition called Freshly Squeezed (August 23 to September 9).


Check out our gallery to see the detailed lineup and schedules.

For inquiries, contact the UPFI at 926-2722 or 926-3640.


Images courtesy of Yason Banal

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