What’s Happening at the UPFI Film Center This July

Cinemalaya 7, Taiwan Film Festival, Back to Classics, Agit Prop International Film Festival, Spotlight on Docus, and more!

(SPOT.ph) Attention, cinephiles! The UP Film Institute Film Center at the University of the Philippines Diliman will be screening an exciting lineup of classics, indies, docus, and foreign flicks this month.


The festivities kick off on July 4 with the Agit Prop International Film Festival on Peoples' Struggles where Rights 3, Ka Bel, Dukot, The Yes Men, and more international docus will be screened. On July 5 to 7, 15, and 16, Spotlight on Docus brings to the screen the much-awaited university premiere of Monster Jimenez's Kano along with other documentaries like The Road to Melancholia, Entablado, Galaw ng Araw, Waray in the CityManila's Forgotten Past, and more. Films created by the UPFI students will also be shown.


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The acclaimed film Pinoy Sunday featuring Bayani Agbayani and Epy Quizon by award-winning director Ho Wi-Ding will open the Taiwan Film Festival on July 20 to 22. Other must-sees:  Kung Fu Dunk by Kevin Wu; Eat, Drink, Man, Woman by Ang Lee; Cape No. 7 by Wei Te-Sheng; and more.


Featured films from Cinemalaya 7 will be shown from July 26 at 29 and August 2 to 5. The line up includes Amok, Ang Babae sa Septic Tank; Bahay Bata; Cuchera; I-Libings: Your Loss, Our Luck; Ligo Na U, Lapit N Me; Niño; Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kabilang Paa; Teoriya; new breed shorts; and directors showcase films.


Just in time for the showing of its remake,  Joey Gosiengfiao's Temptation Island will be screened at Back to Classics on July 4 and 13 with Ramon Estella's Magkaibang Lahi. Meanwhile, Untitled/Visions on July 14, 22, and 29 features international works like Jean-Luc Goddard’s Histoire du Cinema, Dusan Makajev’s W.R.: Mysteries of the Organism, and Guy Maddins’ Brand Upon the Brain.


While you're there, check out the exhibits at the Ishmael Bernal Gallery. On display until July 23 is Broken Pleases by Catalina Africa, and opening on July 15 are Daily Digest by Martin De Mesa, Marija Vicente, Maria Jeona, and Mark Sanchez, and Videos of Pil and Galia Kollectiv. Both exhibits run until August 5.


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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