UP Film Instutute - October 2006

The UP Film Institute is one of the very few places where “X-rated” movies can be shown publicly. They present uncut versions of movies shown in commercial moviehouses. Check out the films currently screening this semestral break.

UP Film Institute’s current screenings

For the convenient reference of all concerned, kindly refer to notes and descriptions for UP Film Institut’s current screenings. Please spread as well the news on the UP Film Institute’s rare expanded run for Jeffrey Jeturian’s Kubrador. It could be hailed not only as the best Filipino film of the year but also the Asian film to catch worldwide!


Oct 16 Mon 2 & 7 p.m.
In the Mood for Love (Fa yeung nin wa)
A Solar Entertainment Release
A man and a woman who have just moved into adjacent apartments are shocked to discover that their spouses are having an affair.
Official Selection for Golden Palm, Winner of Technical Grand Prize, Best Actor for Tony Leung 2000 Festival de Cannes; Screen International Award—2000 European Film Awards; Best Foreign Film—2001 Cesar Awards; Best Foreign Film—2001 German Film Awards; Best Actor for Tony Leung, Best Actress
for Maggie Cheung—2001 Hong Kong Film Awards among over
50 awards and distinctions Direction and Screenplay: Wong Kar-Wai. Cast: Maggie Cheung, Tony Leung.
2000 98 minutes 35mm color Cantonese with English subtitles

Oct 16 Mon 5 p.m.
The King of Masks (Bian Lian)
A Solar Entertainment Release
A master of an ancient and revered form of mask making longs for an heir not just for himself but also for his rare and dying art.
Golden Tulip, CICAE Award—1997 Istanbul IFF; Best Director—Silver Screen Awards, 1997 Singapore IFF; Official Selection for Tokyo Grand Prix, Winner of Best Director, Best Actor for Zhu Xu—1996 Tokyo IFF among more awards and distinctions
Direction: Wu Tian-Ming. Screenplay: Wei Minglun. Cast: Zhu Xu, Zhang Zhigang, Zhao Zhigang, Zhao Renying.
2004 (RP Release) 91 minutes 35mm color Mandarin with English subtitles

Oct 17 Tue 2 p.m.
Star Runner (Siu nin a Fu)
A Golden Films Release
A summer school student drawn to a brokenhearted language lecturer from Korea aspires to win a free-fight championship.
Direction: Daniel Lee. Cast: Vanness Wu, Andy On, Kim Hyun-joo.
2003 100 minutes 35mm color

Oct 17 Tue 5 p.m.
Sky of Love (Oi duen liu sin)
A Golden Films Release
A petulant cynic and a romantic from a less skeptical age become friends through the course of conversations on a radiophone.
Direction: Teng Hua-Tao. Screenplay: Ming Yue. Cast: Ken Zhi, Gigi Leung.
2003 91 minutes 35mm color

Oct 17 Tue 7 p.m.
Magic Kitchen (Moh waan chue fong)
A Golden Films Release
A lady chef with a successful career that cannot compensate for an empty love life earns the compassion of her boyish assistant and secret admirer.
Direction and Screenplay: Lee Chi-Ngai. Cast: Jerry Yan, Sammi Cheng, Andy Lau, Nicola Cheung, Maggie Q.
2004 102 minutes 35mm color

Oct 18 Wed 2 & 7 p.m.; Oct 19 Thu 2 & 5 p.m.
Nowhere in Africa (Nirgendwo in Afrika)
An Imus Productions Release
A Jewish family in Germany fleeing the Nazi regime settles for a remote farm in Kenya.
Oscar Winner for Best Foreign Language Film—2003 Academy Awards; Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Music, Best Supporting Actor for Matthias Habich—2002 German Film Awards; Official Selection for Crystal Globe, Winner of Special Jury Prize and Fipresci International Critics Prize—2002 Karlovy Vary IFF; Golden Wave for Best Film—2002 Bordeaux International Festival of Women in Cinema among over 24 awards and distinctions
Direction and Screenplay from Stefanie ZweigÂ’s novel: Caroline Link.
Cast: Juliane Koehler, Merab Ninidze, Sidede Onyulo, Matthias Habich, Lea Kurka.
2001 141 minutes 35mm color
For mature viewing with some sexual content

Oct 18 Wed 5 p.m.; Oct 20 Fri 7 p.m.
Talk to Her (Hable con ella)
A Solar Entertainment Release
The lives of two women in a coma and the men who love them are dragged to an unsuspected destiny.
Oscar Winner for Best Original Screenplay and Nomination for Best
Director—2003 Annual Academy Awards; Grand Prize Golden
Kinnaree—2003 Bangkok International Film Festival; Best Foreign-Language Film—2003 Golden Globe Awards; Best Foreign-Language Film and Best Screenplay—2003 Golden Satellite Awards; Winner of Best Music and Nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Sound, Best Visual Effects, Best Actor for Javier Camara—2003 Goya Awards; Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay—2002 European Film Awards
Direction and Screenplay: Pedro Almodóvar. Cast: Rosario Flores, Javier Camara,
Dario Grandinetti, Leonor Watling, Roberto Alvarez.
2002 112 minutes 35mm color Spanish with English subtitles
For mature viewing with nudity, sexual content and some language

Oct 19 Thu 7:30 p.m.; Oct 20 Fri 2 p.m.
A Good Lawyer’s Wife (Baramnam gajok)
A Megavision Films Release
Feeling bored, horny and frustrated, a woman—with a lawyer husband spending more time with his mistress—begins an affair with a teenage boy.
Official Selection for Golden Lion—2003 Venice Film Festival; Best
Film—2004 Deauville Asian Film Festival; Official Selection—2003 Toronto IFF; Official Selection—2004 Karlovy Vary IFF among more awards and distinctions especially Best Actress for Moon So-ri
Direction and Screenplay: Im Sang-soo. Cast: Yun Yeojung, Kim Inmum, Moon So-ri.
2003 104 minutes 35mm color Korean with English subtitles
For mature viewing

Oct 20 Fri 5 p.m.
The Keys to the House (Le chiavi di casa)
A Viva International Pictures Release
A father is reunited with his estranged developmentally disabled teenage son who needs to be taken to Berlin for a battery of medical tests.
Official Selection for Golden Lion, Winner of CinemAvvenire for Best Film, Pasinetti Award for Best Film and Best Actor for Kim Rossi Stuart, Sergio Trasatti Award—2004 Venice Film Festival among over 20 various awards and distinctions including Official Italian Selection for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars 2005
Direction: Gianni Amelio. Screenplay from Giuseppe Pontiggia: Gianni Amelio, Sandro Petraglia, Stefano Rulli. Cast: Kim Rossi Stuart, Andrea Rossi, Charlotte Rampling.
2004 105 minutes 35mm color Italian with English subtitles

Oct 21 Sat 2 p.m.
The Sin (Choo)
A Megavision Films Release
A handsome young photographer returns home to resolve differences with his estranged father—a former cop who is now a wealthy owner of a fishing company—with a new wife.
Direction: Ong-Art Singlumpong. Screenplay: Vatinee Orakorn. Cast: Andy Tangkaprasert, Helen Nima, Sorapong Chatree
2004 95 minutes 35mm color
For mature viewing

Oct 21 Sat 5 p.m.
A Megavision Films Release
An unpopular high school girl who died when a prank played against her went awry returns from the grave as a sexy seductress with scores to settle and means to fulfill her wishes.
Official Selection—2005 New York City Horror Film Festival
Direction: Jeremy Haft. Screenplay: Jeffrey Reddick. Cast: Jenna Dewan, Katie Stuart, Chad Faust, Matthew Marsden.
2005 98 minutes 35mm color
For mature viewing with sequences of strong bloody violence, language, sexuality and teen drinking

Oct 23 Mon-Oct 27 Fri 2, 5 & 7 p.m.
An MLR Films Production
Graded A for Excellence by the Cinema Evaluation Board
An aging bet collector clings to the job she has known for more than 20 years despite the crackdown on the countryÂ’s illegal numbers game called jueteng.
Winner of FIPRESCI International Critics Prize; Official Selection for Golden St. George—2006 Moscow IFF; Best Picture, Best Actress for Gina Pareño, FIPRESCI International Critics Prize—2006 Osian’s Cinefan Festival of Asian Cinema in New Delhi, India among more awards and distinctions
Direction: Jeffrey Jeturian. Screenplay: Ralston G. Jover. Cast: Gina Pareño.
2006 105 minutes 35mm color

Oct 28 Sat 2 p.m.
Jan Dara
A Solar Entertainment Release
Touted as a story of sex, guilt and retribution. Hailed as AsiaÂ’s erotic phenomenon. In Thailand of the 1930s, a boy grows up amidst hatred, betrayal and a memory of his father’s sexual bouts to become the man he dreads the most.
Official Selection—2001 Toronto IFF/2001 Vancouver IFF/2001 London IFF plus more such as Rotterdam, San Francisco, Festroia, Brisbane, Sao Paolo and Denmark’s NatFilm Festival
Direction: Nonzee Nimibutr. Screenplay from Utsana PhleungthamÂ’s novel: Nonzee Nimibutr, Sirapak Paoboonkerd. Cast: Suwinit Panjamawat, Santisuk Promsiri, Christy Chung, Eakarat Sarsukh.
2001 120 minutes 35mm color
For mature viewing

Oct 28 Sat 5 p.m.
Red Shoe Diaries (Wild Orchid 3)
A Golden Films Release
Trapped by a burning secret. Torn by a blazing desire. After the death of his beloved wife, a man reads her diary and finds out that she was having an affair.
Direction: Zalman King. Screenplay: Zalman King, Patricia Louisianna Knop.
Cast: David Duchovny, Brigitte Bako, Billy Wirth.
1992 103 minutes 35mm color
For mature viewing

Next attractions pertain to UP Film InstituteÂ’s opening salvo for the second semester of the current school year in November.
To get the schedule ahead, join the UP Film InstituteÂ’s egroup
via email filminstitute@ up.edu.ph

University of the Philippines Film Institute
(Member, CILECT/Internationa l Association of Film and Television Schools)
Plaridel Hall, Ylanan Road, UP Diliman, Quezon City
Tel: 9818500 (UP Trunkline) local 2669, 2670; 9206863 (Telefax)
Cine Adarna, Magsaysay and Osmeña Avenues, UP Diliman, Quezon City
Tel: 9818500 (UP Trunkline) local 4286, 4289; 9262722 (Telefax)
http://www.upd. ph/~film_ institute
filminstitute@ up.edu.ph

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One Response to “UP Film Instutute - October 2006”

  1. Dan Says:

    Is there a website? Is this only for sembreak or is this an ongoing thing?

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