Filipino filmmaker Brillante Ma. Mendoza’s “Thy Womb” will be screened at the 11th Asian Film Festival, to be held in Reggio Emilia, Italy, from April 6 to 11. Mendoza told the Inquirer it wasn’t the first time for a movie he made to be featured in this fest.
Filmmaker Chris Martinez looks forward to the screenings of his movie “I Do Bidoo Bidoo” at the Far East Film Festival, set in Italy from April 19 to 27. “Udine is the first festival I attended in 2004, for (Jeffrey Jeturian’s) ‘Bridal Shower’ which I wrote. I’m excited to see how the Italians would react [...]
“I do Bidoo Bidoo” will compete at the Far East Film Festival to be held in Udine, Italy from April 19 to 27. The movie musical, directed by Chris Martinez, is also vying for top honors at the Osaka Asian Film Festival, set in Japan next month. The Osaka website described “I Do Bidoo” as “exuberant.” “With pleasant pop tunes (of the Apo Hiking Society), the film colorfully depicts the families’ mixed feelings” over the impending marriage of teeners.
By Bayani San Diego Jr.
There was no translation needed. Asked to describe Filipino actress Nora Aunor, Italian Senator Goffredo Bettini said in French: “Magnifique! Magnifique!” When talk turned to Filipino filmmaker Brillante Ma. Mendoza, Cristina Moricca, the interpreter tasked to help the Philippine Daily Inquirer, once again took a break. Bettini waxed rhapsodic. Unequivocally, he said: “Mendoza [...]
By Bayani San Diego Jr.
If it were a meal, this year’s edition of Moviemov: Italian Cinema Now would be a banquet.
The 62nd Berlin film festival wraps up Sunday after awarding its Golden Bear top prize to Italy’s veteran directors Paolo and Vittorio Taviani for their gripping prison docu-drama “Caesar Must Die”.
VENICE—Following is a list of the prizes awarded at the Venice film festival on Saturday: – Golden Lion for best film: “Faust” by Aleksander Sokurov (Russia) – Silver Lion for best director: Cai Shangjun for “People Mountain, People Sea” (China-Hong Kong) – Special jury prize: “Terraferma” by Emanuele Crialese (Italy-France) – Coppa Volpi for best [...]
For British director Steve McQueen, there was no better place than Manhattan to film “Shame,” his new film that portrays the life of a 30-something sex addict, played by Michael Fassbender in often graphic detail.
VENICE—Veteran action star Jet Li and action director Tony Ching are expanding their repertoire into the children’s fairy tale, but with an adult audience also in mind. Their latest movie “The Sorcerer and the White Snake” made its world premier out of competition at the Venice Film Festival on Friday. The movie is based on [...]
Cinema enthusiasts are descending on Italy’s floating city for the 68th edition of the Venice Film Festival, which kicks off on Wednesday with George Clooney’s hotly anticipated “Ides of March.”
Lady Gaga hailed gays on Saturday as the “revolutionaries of love” and called for “full equality now” for same-sex couples around the world in a speech in front of hundreds of thousands in Rome.