Pelikula@TitusBrandsma is a free monthly film screening with dialogue that features fine samples of world cinema. It is an offering of the Titus
Brandsma Center-Media Program under the auspices of the Carmelites in the Philippines. This monthly event is aimed at giving a meaningful experience for film enthusiasts.
For the month of March, Pelikula@TitusBrandsma will be screening two films that tackle the theme "Usapang Babae: Sekswalidad at Reproduksyon."
Date: March 15, 2008 (1 pm onwards)
Venue: Crispin Hall, 24 Acacia St. Brgy. Mariana, New Manila, Quezon City
For inquiries/confirmation, call Bituin at 726-6054.
School of the Holy Beast (Seiju gakuen), 1974
Director: Norifumi Suzuki
Writers: Masahiro Kakefuda & Norifumi Suzuki
Running Time: 91 minutes
Japanese with English subtitles
Cast: Yumi Takigama, Emiko Yamauchi, Yayoi Watanabe, Ryouko Ima, Harumi Tajima, Yuuko Oribe, Marie Antoinette
SYNOPSIS. School of the Holy Beast is a stylish and reasonably well-scripted film that, compellingly, criticizes the abuse of Catholic power. It's an old-fashioned tale of revenge, set within the walls of a convent. Despite enjoying her sexuality in the outside world, young Maya becomes a nun in one of Japan's strictest convents. She never knew her parents but she discovers that her mother also was a nun here who died in mysterious circumstances. Maya unravels the convent's hypocritical network of sexual perversion, torture and murder in the name of Catholism. She and rebel nun Ishida become good friends and encourage other oppressed sisters to stand up for themselves. School of the Holy Beast is astonishingly beautiful with imaginative cinematography and excellent use of colors.
If These Walls Could Talk, 1996
Director: Cher & Nancy Savoca
Writer: Pamela & Earl Wallace, Nancy Savoca (segment of 1952)
I. Marlene King & Nancy Savoca (segment of 1996)
Running Time: 97 minutes
Cast: Demi Moore, Shirley Knight, Kathereine Keener, Jason London,Cher, Anne Heche, Jada Pinkett, Eileen Brennan, Lindsay Crouse, Craig T. Nelson
SYNOPSIS. A powerful, intimate portrait of how times and freedom have changed, this is the story of a recently-widowed nurse in the 1950s struggling to take hold of her life, and of a young student in the '90s making a decision with the help of one woman that would change the course of both their lives. These women living in the same house at different times share one thing in common—the decision on how to deal with unplanned pregnancy.