Stoked by silent films
Once again, the Film Development Council of the Philippines, the Japan Foundation Manila, the Instituto Cervantes, the Philippine-Italian Association, the oethe-Institut Philippinen and the Embassy of Austria bring you a one of kind, quirky experience that won’t disappoint. On its 13th edition, the ISFF joins the Philippines in celebrating its first centenary in Cinema, a milestone in South East Asia: Professor Nick Deocampo, author and film historian, will share his extensive knowledge in Asian film making during his lecture on August 31, at 1 PM. The Film Development Council of the Philippines proudly opens the Festival on Friday, August 30 th at 8:30 pm presenting a 37-minute documentary about the Kalingas, directed by Dean C. Worcester in 1913, selected by Teddy Co who chairs the film commission of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCAA). The indie band Munimuni known for its “makata pop” sound will live score the film. On Saturday, August 31 st , at 3:00 PM, the Japan Foundation, Manila will present The Downfall of Osen (1935) by Kenji Mizoguchi, a story about a beautiful servant girl, Osen, used by her unscrupulous employer, an antique dealer, to help his illegal business. A live musical performance by Kaduma ni Karol will accompany the film. Still on August 31 st at 5:30 PM, the Instituto Cervantes will present a comedy directed by Carlos Fernández Cuenca, Es Mi Hombre (He’s My Man - 1926). The film tells about Don Antonio who,
beset by misfortune, must fend for himself and his daughter Leonor, until luck smiles upon him unexpectedly after a series of odd jobs. Tarsius, a Manila based duo, shall take on the live score for the film. The Philippine-Italian Association caps the August 31 st offerings at 8:30 PM, presenting L’Onestà del Peccato (The Wife He Neglected - 1918), directed by Augusto Genia. The film revolves around the tragic character of Maria d’Alconte played by an intense Maria Jacobini. Her sacrifice restores order and justice in a world weighed by greed and arrogant intellectualism. A collaboration between Stef&No, a sax player and composer from Turin, together with the Pocket Orchestra will provide a fresh score for the film.
On Sunday, September 1 st at 4:00 pm, the Goethe Institut will screen Von Morgen Bis