Lineup: 2014 QC film festival
MANILA, Philippines – In celebration of its diamond jubilee year, Quezon City is holding the QCinema International Film Festival, set for November 5-11 at Trinoma mall.
Thirty-eight film,s including major Oscar contenders, are part of the line-up, including films created with production grants, and children’s classics.
Here are some of the films to be be shown during the festival.
A UP professor finds himself reminiscing the precious history of his homeland.
Cory, a retired government employee, crosses paths again with her first love Third (Freddie Webb), and she finds herself conflicted about feelings from their past.(READ: 1st Ko Si 3rd: Looking back on love, regrets, the past)
Nick and Chai (documentary)
A couple tries to move on with their lives after their children die during the worst of Super Typhoon Haiyan.
Ang Di Paglimot ng mga Alaala
A film examining memories and the act of forgetting (or un-forgetting). A woman recalls the memories her mother left as she struggles to preserve happy memories and un-remember painful ones.
The documentary focuses on kids who were selected to be part of a football team under the Philippine Football Federation for the Little Azkals Under-11 group.
LJ Reyes plays Mariel, a teenager dealing with her unplanned pregnancy. The movie also looks into the realities of overcrowded public hospitals.
In Darkness We Trust
A bank robbery goes wrong and the perpetrators go into hiding. They soon find themselves in an old dilapidated house occupied by a mysterious woman and her grandmother, unaware of the danger in the night.
Mauban: Ang Resiko
Residents in a small island community set aside a portion of their salary for merriment. During a celebration, trouble begins and things go awry.
Three stories of literary adaptations brought to life by three directors.
Meanwhile, the international films scheduled to be shown in the festival are:
- 52 Tuesdays – Australia
- Ida – Poland
- Jauja – Argentina
- Leviathan – Russia
- Mommy – Canada
- The Don Juans –Czech Republic
- Two Days, One Night –Belgium
Also to be screeened are these films in partnership with the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board. These are:
- Boses by Ellen Ongkeko-Marfil
- Bunso: The Youngest by Ditsi Carolino
- RPG Metanoia by Luis C. Suarez
- Children of Heaven by Majid Majidi
- Dance Without Music by Li Jixian
- Not One Less by Zhang Yimou
- The Color Of Paradise by Majid Majidi
The embassy of the Netherlands will also hold a premier of the movie Lilet Never Happened on November 6, 6:00 PM. The film, which won Best Youth Film in the Copenhagen Buster Film Festival, tells the story of Sandy Talag or Lilet, a child sex worker.
The festival will also award Cecille Baun, a renowned prosthetic make-up artist for her outstanding contributions to the film industry. An exhibit of her work will also be part of the festival. – Rappler.com