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French Film Festival synopses

featured films’ synopses grabbed from read them here.

wanted to go later with the gang but am too busy with the laundry and the take home assignment. i still have to cook. ugh. i hope i could still have the time to grab tickets even if it’s already late.

for those of you who have seen some of the films, which one would you recommend?

me, i’m bent on 400 blows. it’s by auteur Truffaut, surely it must be good. 😀


French Film Festival 2009 schedule is now out

here we go again. film festivals galore!

read has to say.

here’s the sked.

June 5, Friday
Home – 7:30 p.m.

June 6, Saturday
Un Secret- 12:30 p.m.
Ca Brûle – 3:00 p.m.
Jean de la Fontaine – 5:30 p.m.
Van Gogh – 8:00 p.m.

June 7, Sunday
Home – 12:30 p.m.
Marie-Jo et Ses Deux Amours – 3:00 p.m.
Flandres – 5:30 p.m.
Ma Saison Preferee – 8:00 p.m.

June 8, Monday
Van Gogh – 12:30pm
Flandres – 3:30 p.m.
Ca Brûle – 5:30 p.m.
Zim et Co – 8:00 p.m.

June 9, Tuesday
Zim et Co – 12:30pm
Marie-Jo et Ses Deux Amours – 3:00 p.m.
Flandres – 5:30 p.m.
Jean de la Fontaine – 8:00 p.m.

June 10, Wednesday
Ca Brûle – 12:30pm
Home – 3:00 p.m.
Van Gogh – 5:30 p.m.
Un Secret – 8:30 p.m.

June 11, Thursday
Dix-Sept Fois Cecile Cassard – 12:30pm
400 coups – 3:00 p.m.
L’esquive – 5:30 p.m.
La Pianiste – 8:00 p.m.

June 12, Friday
Sabongero – 3:00 p.m.
Serbis – 5:30 p.m.
Independencia – 8:00 p.m.

June 13, Saturday
Ridicule – 12:30 p.m.
Dix-Sept Fois Cecile Cassard – 3:00 p.m.
L ‘Esquive – 5:30 p.m.
Flandres – 8:00 p.m.

June 14, Sunday
Un Secret – 12:30pm
Jean de la Fontaine – 3:00 p.m.
Les Quatre Cent Coups – 5:30 p.m.
Van Gogh – 8:00 p.m.

hmmm… who wants to go?

Cine Europa 11

Cine Europa will be having its new run this September 11 to September 21 at the Shangri-la Mall, along Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong.

here’s a press release from Business World.

Any takers?

Here’s the schedule:


Love Songs (1:35) 7:00 PM


When the tide comes in (1:33) 12:00 PM
Children of the Moon (1:27) 2:30 PM
After The Wedding (2:00)) 5:00 PM
Hands Off Mississipi (1:38) 7:30 PM
Colorado avenue (2:00) 10:00 PM


Un Franco, 14 Pesetas (1:45) 12:00 PM
Chemical Hunger (1:37) 2:45 PM
100 Steps (I Cento Passi) (1:54) 4:45 PM
Latebloomer (Die Herbstzeitlosen) (1:26)7:30 PM
Vitus (2:00) 10:00 PM


The Paper Will Be Blue (2:00) 12:00 PM
Children of the Moon (1:27) 2:30 PM
And When Did You Last See Your Father (1:32)5:00 PM
Mozart In China (1:30) 7:30 PM
Night Run (Nachtrit) (1:30) 9:30 PM


Hands Off Mississipi (1:38) 12:00 PM
Beauty In Trouble (1:50) 2:30 PM
After The Wedding (2:00) 5:00 PM
Children of the Moon (1:27) 7:30 PM
Love Songs (1:35) 9:30 PM


Un Franco, 14 Pesetas (1:45) 12:00 PM
Chemical Hunger (1:37) 2:15 PM
100 Steps (I Cento Passi) (1:54) 4:45 PM
Night Run (Nachtrit) (1:30) 7:30 PM
Mozart In China (1:30) 9:30 PM


The Paper Will Be Blue (2:00) 12:00 PM
Colorado Avenue (2:00) 2:30 PM
And When Did You Last See Your Father? (1:32) 5:00 PM
Latebloomer (Die Herbstzeitlosen) (1:26) 7:30 PM
Vitus (2:00) 9:30 PM


Love Songs (1:35) 12:00 PM
After The Wedding (2:00) 2:30 PM
Hands Off Mississipi (1:38) 5:00 PM
Beauty In Trouble (1:50) 7:30 PM
Un Franco, 14 Pesetas (1:45) 10:00 PM


Chemical Hunger (1:37) 12:00 PM
100 Steps (I Cento Passi) (1:54) 2:30 PM
Night Run (Nachtrit) (1:30) 5:00 PM
The Paper Will Be Blue (2:00) 7:30 PM
Colorado Avenue (2:00) 10:00 PM


And When Did You Last See Your Father? (1:32)12:00 PM
Children of the Moon (1:27) 2:30 PM
After the Wedding (2:00) 4:30 PM
Beauty in Trouble (1:38) 7:00 PM
Love Songs (1:35) 9:30 PM


Un Franco, 14 Pesetas (1:45) 12:00 PM
Chemical Hunger (1:37) 2:15 PM
100 Steps (I Cento Passi) (1:54) 4:45 PM
Night Run (Nachtrit) (1:30) 7:30 PM
Colorado Avenue (2:00) 9:30 PM

it’s here!

See this!

Bucket List

I haven’t seen Bucket List, that inspiring dramedy starring heavyweights Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, but I’m planning to see it one of these days.

I was inspired with what my friend Cai posted a few days back. She also told me to do my own Bucket List. So i guess, this is my “to-do-list-before-I-die.”

1.) Have surgery.

Aside from the usual and mandated surgery for all Catholic-born males, I have not experienced any major penetrative surgical procedure. If I do, I hope it would be corrective (Laser-Assisted in situ Keratomileusis or LASIK) or even cosmetic (ay, jusko! ano kaya?).

2.) Finish a kick-ass graphic novel and have it published. Ito pangarap.

Yes! Yes! Yes! Yun nga lang, it’s still in the works.

3.) Rehabilitate my hybrid mountain bike. And ride it again along the dikes toward Mt. Pinatubo.

4.) Travel

For now, kahit saan. Pero I want to go to a place where there is snow. Ganun lang ako ka-cheap. And exotic animals. Yung polar bear. O kaya llama. Ganun.

5.) Savor a Bird’s Nest Soup.

Idol ko talaga si Washington Sycip. Ito ang kanyang daily breakfast.

6.) Learn the art of sewing.

My paternal grandfather was a good tailor. Until his eyes failed him. I still use hand-me-down dress pants that he made. For the office.

7.) Better myself in carpentry.

I pride myself for being a do-it-all handyman. Gusto kong magkaroon ng shop with all those marvelous carpentry tools and stuff.

8.) Drive a Subaru.

An Impreza WRX, to be exact.

9.) See the stars upclose, again. Hindi artista.

The first time I did was in UP, in 1996. With a gigantic telescope. I wish I could peek through the lens and reach the heavens again.

10.) Learn to surf or skimboard.

Shet, taga-Zambales ako at wala akong board. Pathetic.

11.) Overcome my acrophobia and do something “high-flying.” Yung talagang lumilipad.

12.) Have and own 1,000 books. Or even more. I’m already at around 300+.

13.) Complete all of John Irving’s and Frederick Forsyth’s novels. Addict.

14.) Have a dip in all of the world’s major oceans. So far, South China Sea pa lang ako. Hindi siya ocean.

15.) Smoke high-grade weed. Gago rin, ano?

16.) Watch films. Ito ay isang on going project.

17.) Finish a Shakespearean play. Pucha. Ang hirap.

18.) Run a serious marathon.

19.) Complete my SD Gundam collection. Kahit hindi na Musha models.

20.) Till the land. All over again. Parang magandang magtanim ng mais.

21.) Learn the Rumba. Tangina. Sa totoo lang, I like ballroom. Shet na lang sa hirap ang Rumba.

22.) Better my cooking.

23.) Score a homerun. 🙂 Baseball homerun, ah. Baseball.

24.) Learn the Cat’s Cradle. Yung parang sa ending credits ng Maskman.

25.) Master the Rubik’s Cube.

26.) Fly a kite. Promise, hindi ko pa nagawa ito.

27.) Give a great kisser.

Yung solid na sapak sa mukha. Be it a straight or a whalloping hook. Yung, makaka-knockout. And be given one in return.

28.) Build my own house. Yung ako talaga maghahalo ng semento. Tapos gagawa ako ng library at Audio-Video room. Hay…

29.) Go snorkelling.

30.) Maupo sa ilalim ng isang waterfall. Yung parang ginagawa ni Alexis aka Shaider para magmeditate. Hahaha.

Dito na lang muna. There’s still more to come.

Película 2007: The 6th Spanish Film Festival

it’s film festival time again. 🙂


see here for the details.

cogeme! yehey!


also there’s a Korean Film Festival coming up at the UP Cine Adarna.

here’s the details.

haha. i hope she’ll see JSA with me. swirti!

i wanna be the Don

after reading the first installment to the Godfather series, all i could say is…

“i want to be like this guy…”

Don Vito Corleone

“maybe less of the puffy cheeks.”

my thoughts on the movie and the book on my next post.

Eiga Sai 2007

i’ve always been a fan of film festivals. back in college, i’d skip classes just to see subtitled films from different countries. until today, my friends and i have made it a tradition to see these films.

but, fuck, the French Film Festival is almost over and i haven’t seen anything. before the week ends, i’ll see one or conrhole me.

by the last week of June, there’s another film fest coming up and it’s the Eiga Sai. i’ve been a big fan of this Japanese film festival. it is at these screenings that i’ve met the creator of MXC or here in the Philippines, it more popularly known as Takeshi’s Castle. it is also at the Eiga Sai that i’ve met the Seven Samurai and all those who follow the way of bushido, as seen through the eyes of acclaimed film auteur Akira Kurosawa.

here’s the screening schedules and the film synopses at Eiga Sai 2007.

and at this Eiga Sai, i’ll definitely see every one of those films.