Six Filipino movies will be screened at the 16th Udine Far East Film Festival in Italy (April 25 to May 3): Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo’s “Ang Huling Cha-Cha ni Anita,” Jun Robles Lana’s “Mga Kuwentong Barbero,” Chito Roño’s “Badil” and “Shoot-to-Kill: Boy Golden,” Jerrold Tarog’s “Sana Dati” and Siege Ledesma’s “Shift.” Bayani San Diego Jr.
By Ruben V. Nepales
“Everything!” Chris Evans exclaimed when we asked what he was looking forward to about shooting “Aven-gers: Age of Ultron,” in our chat before he left for the set in South Korea. “It’s nice to see those guys again—the whole crew. It’s nice to know that you are making something good. I have been part of plenty of movies where you start filming and you [wonder], is this going to be good? It’s not easy to make good movies. If it were, there would be a lot more of them.
From deranged anti-heroes to lonely hearts, tattoos and cigarettes, here are some of the themes which have emerged so far from this year’s Venice Film Festival.
Hollywood high-rollers George Clooney and Sandra Bullock kicked off the Venice film festival on Wednesday with a harrowing space drama that opens a line-up flush with gloomy tales.
American Amanda Knox will not return to Italy for a retrial – due to begin next month – for the 2007 death of her British roommate, her lawyer said Sunday.
The Venice Film festival will launch with a bang this year as the techno-thriller “Gravity” starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as astronauts stranded in outer space opens the 70th edition of the world’s oldest festival, organizers announced Thursday.
Hollywood heavyweights Sandra Bullock and George Clooney will open the Venice film festival next month with their new movie “Gravity” where they play two astronauts on an ill-fated mission.
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.