UP Film Institute screens free foreign films from Iran


Kabul Express is a Bollywood movie that tells thestory of two Indians, one American, one Afghan, and one Pakistani whose pathscross in the war-torn country of Afghanistan.


The University of the Philippines Film Institute isgiving viewers the chance to watch foreign film for free this March.Synopses of selected films are as follows:

Ask the Dust

A Megavision Films Release

A first-generation Italian hoping to land a writing careerand a blue-eyed blonde on his arm and a fiery Mexican beauty working as abarmaid and longing to rise above her station by marrying a wealthy Americanare transfixed by Depression-era Los Angeles-the city of first and last resortwhere all dreams are supposed to come true.

Official Selection for Golden St. George-2006 MoscowInternational Film Festival; Official Selection-2006 Santa Barbara FilmFestival

Direction and Screenplay from John Fante's novel: RobertTowne. Cast: Colin Farrell, Salma Hayek, Donald Sutherland, Eileen Atkins,Justin Kirk.

2006 117 minutes 35mm color

For mature viewing with some sexuality, nudity and language

Kabul Express

A Filipino-Indian Friendship and Cultural SocietyPresentation

Two Indian journalists on a hunt for a breakthrough story instrife-torn Afghanistan cross path with an Afghan guide, a lady photographerfrom the United States and a Taliban militant who takes them all hostage.

Official Selection-2006 Toronto IFF

Direction and Screenplay: Kabir Khan. Cast: John Abraham,Linda Arsenio, Arshad Warsi, Salman Shahid, Hanif Hum Ghum

2006 106 minutes 35mm color

Venue: UP Film Institute, Magsaysay and OsmeƱa Avenues, UPDiliman, Quezon City

Screening schedule:

March 26 Mon 5/7 p.m.

Kabul Express

March 27 Tue 9 a.m. onwards

Theses Day 2

March 27 Tue 5/7 p.m.

Kabul Express

March 28 Wed 5/7 p.m.

Ask the Dust

March 29 Thu 5 p.m.

Free Films from Iran

Up by the Road by Marjan Ashrafizadeh

Milkan by Minoo Kiani

Thought (Pendar) by Leila Mirhadi

March 29 Thu 7 p.m.

Ask the Dust

March 30 Fri

Free Films from Iran

2 p.m. The Actor by Mohsen Makhmalbaf

5 p.m. Kandahar by Mohsen Makhmalbaf

7 p.m. The Father by Majid Majidi

March 31 Sat

Free Films from Iran

2 p.m. The Peddler by Mohsen Makhmalbaf

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5 p.m. The Cyclist by Mohsen Makhmalbaf

7 p.m. The Color of Paradise by Majid Majidi

April 2 Mon 5/7 p.m.

Kabul Express

April 3 Tue 5/7 p.m.

Kabul Express


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