Two Filipino films were shown at Bio Paradis, an independent art-house theater in Reykjavik, Iceland, to commemorate Philippine Independence Day on June 12. Joanna Arong’s short “Amihan” and Remton Siega Zuasola’s full-length feature “Ang Damgo ni Eleuteria” were presented by Filipino organizations in Iceland “to open a window into the Filipino soul and create a better communication platform between Icelanders and Filipinos (the third largest immigrant group in that European country).”
‘Boses’ in UK
Ellen Ongkeko-Marfil’s “Boses” will be shown at the Riverside Studios in London on June 20. The premiere is part of the Philippine Independence Day celebration in the United Kingdom. Marfil and actor-violinist Coke Bolipata will attend the event organized with the support of Jamie Oakes, granddaughter of musician Julian Nakpil and Katipunan muse Gregoria de Jesus. A popular media and arts center, Riverside Studios is the former site of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). “Boses” will be screened in SM Cinemas starting July 31.
‘Ang Nawawala’ in US fest
Filipino filmmaker Marie Jamora’s “Ang Nawawala (What Isn’t There)” is in the lineup of the AMFM (Art, Music, Film, More) Fest that runs until today in Coachella Valley in California. According to its website, AMFM is a “fest for the independent ones, rebels who set trends, define modern culture and guide creative initiatives strong enough to change things.”
The fest is organized by Film 4 Change, “an organization of people who believe that films can change the world.” Bayani San Diego Jr