Pinoy Sunday will open 12th Cinemanila film fest (December 1 to 5) at Robinsons Galleria

Nov 28, 2010
Around 50 international and local films will be screened in five days, from the local indie scene to the award-winners at festivals such as Cannes, Berlin, Rotterdam, Sundance, and Pusan. The film fest will also feature workshops, seminars and master classes.



The 12th Cinemanila International Film Festival will run from December 1-5, 2010 at Robinsons Galleria.

Around 50 international and local films will be screened in five days, from the local indie scene to the award-winners at prestigious festivals such as Cannes, Berlin, Rotterdam, Sundance, and Pusan. The festival will also feature workshops, seminars and master classes.


Rodolfo Vera Quizon, 83, more popularly known as Dolphy, the King of Philippine comedy, has been chosen as the recipient of Cinemanila's Lifetime Achievement Award this year.


Past recipients of this award include American screenwriter Paul Schrader (2009), film director Quentin Tarantino (2007), film programmers Aruna Vasudev and Philip Cheah (2006), and Pusan International Film Festival founding director Kim Dong Ho (2005).


12th Cinemanila Opening Film

Pinoy Sunday | Wi Ding Ho (Taiwan / Philippines, 2010)


This comedy film follows the misadventures of Manuel (Epy Quizon) and Dado (Bayani Agbayani), two overseas Filipino workers employed in a bicycle factory in Taiwan. When Manuel and Dado see a red sofa abandoned on a sidewalk, they decide to carry the heavy couch—transforming their normal Sunday into a tale of adventure, perseverance and self-discovery.


Interesting scenes include the sofa being used as a stretcher to carry an accident victim and the same sofa being strapped to a grocery cart to save a young boy who wants to jump from a building.

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Closing film

Amigo | John Sayles (USA, 2010)


Amigo revolves around Rafael Dacanay, cabeza of the barrio of San Isidro in a rice-growing area of Luzon. His brother Simón, head of the local guerilla band, has forced the surrender of the Spanish guardia civil outpost and charged Rafael with the task of imprisoning the guardia Captain and the baryo's Spanish friar, Padre Hidalgo, in the name of the revolutionary government. But when the American troops chasing General Aguinaldo arrive, the Spanish officer and Padre Hidalgo are freed, and a garrison under the command of Lieutenant Ike Compton is left to "protect" the barrio.


The American occupation policy now changes from "hearts and minds" to "concentration" (what was called "hamletting" during the Vietnam war) and Rafael has to answer to both the Americans and the Filipino patriots, with deadly consequences.



Digital Lokal


Balangay
| Sherad Anthony Sanchez and Robin Färdig (Philippines/Sweden, 2010)

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'Di Natatapos Ang Gabi (The Night Infinite) | Ato Bautista (Philippines, 2010)

Mondomanila | Khavn dela Cruz (Philippines, 2010)

Brod | Ray Gibraltar (Philippines, 2010)

Chassis | Adolf Alix Jr. (Philippines, 2010)

International Competition

And Peace On Earth | Matteo Botrugno & Daniele Coluccini (Italy, 2010)

Au Revoir, Taipei | Arvin Chen (Taiwan / USA, 2009)

Eastern Plays | Kamen Kalev (Bulgaria / Sweden, 2009)

Floating Lives | Nguyen Panh Quang Binh (Vietnam, 2010)

Happyland | Jim Libiran (Philippines, 2010)

The Housemaid | Im Sang-soo (South Korea, 2010)

The Piano in a Factory | Zhang Meng, Jae-young Kwak (China, 2010)

Primary! | Ivan Noel (Spain, 2010)

Sketches of Kaitan City | Kazuyoshi Kumakiri (Japan, 2010)

Mabuhay, Mr. Kim!: Focus on Korean Cinema

Camellia | Joon-Hwan Jang, Wisit Sasanatieng & Isao Yukisada (South Korea / Thailand / Japan, 2010)

The Housemaid | Im Sang-soo (South Korea, 2010)

Mother | Bong Joon-ho (South Korea, 2009)

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Secret Sunshine | Lee Chang-dong (South Korea, 2007)

Thirst | Park Chan Wook (South Korea, 2009)

Korean Independents

Animal Town | Kyu-hwan Jeon (South Korea / USA, 2009)

Breathless | Yang Ik-Joon (South Korea, 2009)

Passerby # 3 | Shin Su-won (South Korea, 2009)

Father is a Dog | Lee Sang Woo (South Korea, 2010)

SEA Cinema

Ang Damgo ni Eleuteria | Remton Siega Zuasola (Philippines, 2010)

Halaw | Sheron Dayoc (Philippines, 2010)

Red Dragonflies | Liao Jiekai (Singapore, 2010)

Sunday Morning in Victoria Park | Lola Amaria (Indonesia, 2010)

The Tiger Factory | Woo Ming Jin (Japan / Malaysia, 2010)

Year Without A Summer | Tan Chui Mui (Malaysia, 2010)

Taiwan Alternate Currents

Au Revoir, Taipei | Arvin Chen (USA / Taiwan, 2010)

Fourth Portrait | Chung Mong-Hong (Taiwan, 2010)

Juliets | Yu-Hsun Chen, Hou Ji-Ran & Ko-shang Shen (Taiwan, 2010)

Pinoy Sunday | Wi Ding Ho (Taiwan, 2009)

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The Sandwich Man | Hou Hsiao Hsien, Wan Jen & Zhuang Xiang Zeng (Taiwan, 1983)

Taipei Exchanges | Hsiao Ya-chuan (Taiwan, 2010)

World Cinema

Beyond the Circle | Golam Rabbany Biplob (Bangladesh, 2009)

The Door | Anno Saul (Germany, 2010)

Please Don't Disturb | Moshen Abdolvahab (Iran, 2010)

A Prophet | Jacques Audiard (France / Italy, 2009)

Red Eagle | Wisit Sasanatieng (Thailand, 2010)

Reign of Assasins | Chao-bin Su, John Woo (China, 2010)

Riding The Stallion of The Dream | Girish Kasaravali (India, 2010)

Scott Pilgrim Vs The World | Edgar Wright (USA / UK/ Canada, 2010)

The Wedding Game | Ekachai Uekrongtham (Singapore / Malaysia, 2010)

Thorn in the Heart | Michel Gondry (France, 2009)

Asian American Program

Bontoc Eulogy | Marlon Fuentes (USA / Philippines, 1995)

Fall of the I-Hotel | Curtis Choy (USA, 1983)

The People I've Slept With | Quentin Lee (USA, 2009)

Cinemanila NETPAC Program

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Animal Town | Kyu-hwan Jeon (South Korea / USA, 2009)

Au Revoir, Taipei | Arvin Chen (USA / Taiwan, 2010)

Divine Intervention | Elia Suleiman (France / Morroco / Germany / Palestine, 2002)

Floating Lives | Nguyen Panh Quang Binh (Vietnam, 2010)

Kaleldo | Brillante Mendoza (Philippines, 2006)

Pila Balde | Jeffrey Jeturian (Philippines, 1999)

Young Cinema: Documentaries in Competition

Dekasegi (The Migrants) | Rey Ventura

Diujung Jalan | Tony Trimarsanto (Indonesia, 2010)

Kano | Monster Jimenez (Philippines / USA, 2010)

Memories of A Burning Tree | Sherman Ong (Tanzania / Netherlands / Singapore / Malaysia, 2010)

Ang Panagtagbo sa Akong mga Apohan | Malaya Camporedondo (Philippines, 2010)

Sunday School | Joanna V. Arong (Philippines / China / Zambia, 2010)


Documentaries in Exhibition

The Cove | Louie Psihoyos (USA, 2009)

Eskrimadors | Kerwin Go (Philippines, 2010)

Laughing Star | Werner Schroeter (Germany, 2010)

Machete Maidens Unleashed | Mark Hartley (Australia, 2010)

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Return to Manila: Filipino Cinema | Hubert Niogret (France / Philippines, 2010)

Thorn in the Heart | Michel Gondry (France, 2009)

Young Cinema Shorts

Hazard | Mikhail Red (Philippines, 2010) In Competition

Nilda | Joy Aquino (Philippines, 2010) In Competition

Painted Reality | Henry Burgos (Philippines, 2010) In Competition

Doktora | Christian Linaban (Philippines, 2010) In Competition

Ang Katapusang Bagting | Remton Siega Zuasola (Philippines, 2010)

Ang Larawan ng Isang Pamilyang Pilipino | Emmanuel dela Cruz (Philippines, 2010)

April Fools | Trinka Lat (Philippines / Germany, 2009)

Inhalation | Edmund Yeo (Malaysia, 2010)

Ang Sandaling Sadya nina Lire at Isa | John Francis Losaria (Philippines, 2010)

Masala Mama | Michael Kam (Singapore, 2010)

Impeng Negro | Dustin Uy (Philippines, 2010)

Philippine Panorama

Layang Bilanggo | Michael Dagnalan (Philippines, 2010)

Limbunan | Teng Mangansakan (Philippines, 2010)

Ang Ninanais | John Torres (Philippines, 2010)

Ang Mundo sa Panahon ng Bato | Mes de Guzman (Philippines, 2010)

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HIV (Si Heidi, Si Ivy at Si V) | Neal "Buboy" Tan (Philippines, 2010)

Critics' Picks

Phil Dy: Endo | Jade Castro (Philippines, 2007)

Oggs Cruz: Wanted: Border | Ray Gibraltar (Philippines, 2009)

Rolando Tolentino: Ang Mundo sa Panahon ng Bato | Mes de Guzman (Philippines, 2010)

Richard Bolisay: Ang Damgo ni Eleuteria | Remton Siega Zuasola (Philippines, 2010)

Nonoy Lauzon: Sheika | Arnel Mardoquio (Philippines, 2010)

Directors in Focus: 10 Years of Ishmael Bernal

Peter Chua | Buwan (Philippines, 2000)

Mes de Guzman | Batang Trapo (Philippines, 2001)

Romeo Candido | Lolo's Child (Philippines, 2002)

Mariami Tanangco | Binyag (Philippines, 2003)

Raya Martin | Bakasyon (Philippines, 2004)

John Torres | Salat (Philippines, 2005)

Jobin Ballesteros | The Ballad of Mimiong's Minion (Philippines, 2006)

Ernest Michael Manalastas | Delusions (Philippines, 2007)

Christopher Gozum | Surreal MMS (Philippines, 2008)

Remton Siega Zuasola | To Siomai Love (Philippines, 2009)

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