UP Film Institute screens free foreign films from Iran

by Jocelyn Dimaculangan
Mar 26, 2007
Kabul Express is a Bollywood movie that tells the story of two Indians, one American, one Afghan, and one Pakistani whose paths cross in the war-torn country of Afghanistan.

The University of the Philippines Film Institute is giving 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 career and a blue-eyed blonde on his arm and a fiery Mexican beauty working as a barmaid and longing to rise above her station by marrying a wealthy American are transfixed by Depression-era Los Angeles-the city of first and last resort where all dreams are supposed to come true.

Official Selection for Golden St. George-2006 Moscow International Film Festival; Official Selection-2006 Santa Barbara Film Festival

Direction and Screenplay from John Fante's novel: Robert Towne. 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 Society Presentation

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Two Indian journalists on a hunt for a breakthrough story in strife-torn Afghanistan cross path with an Afghan guide, a lady photographer from 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 Osmeña Avenues, UP Diliman, 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

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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

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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