2011 Italian Film Festival Screening Schedule & Synopses

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2011-11-09 20:00
2011-11-13 23:59
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MOVIEMOV is a traveling festival supported by the General Direction for Cinema of the Italian Ministry of Heritage and Culture, in collaboration with the Italian Embassies in Bangkok and Manila, and by a consortium of public institutions and private partners which effectively contribute towards implementing a program of films and events for the cultural promotion of new Italian cinema in Asia. Therefore, Asia becomes a great opportunity as well as a testing ground for this attempted expansion into new markets and search for useful synergies, in an attempt to compare contemporary Italian cinema with the history and work of great Italian maestros and film masters of the hosting countries. We have chosen the free entry to all screenings, workshops and review meetings in order to boost participation among school and university students. A dense and multi-voice dialogue that - as we hope - will become a perpetual cultural event for audiences of so ancient and sophisticated artistic traditions and able to meet the offer of a new generation of writers, actors and producers who bode well for the renewal of Italian cinema.

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November 9-13

Ayala Center, Makati City

Greenbelt

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8:00 PM - Greenbelt 3 Cinema 5

Opening Gala

HABEMUS PAPAM

BY Nanni Moretti (Italy 2011 - 104’) CAST Michel Piccoli, Jerzy Stuhr, Renato Scarpa

8:30 PM - Greenbelt 3 Cinema 3

Tribute to Billante Mendoza

SERBIS

BY Brillante Mendoza (Philippines 2008 - 90’) CAST Gina Pareño, Jacklyn Jose, Julio Diaz

10:00 PM - Greenbelt 3 Cinema 4

Tribute to Dario Argento

DRACULA 3D

BY Dario Argento (Italy 2012 - 20’) CAST Asia Argento, Rutger Hauer and Thomas Kretschmann


5:00 PM - Greenbelt 3 Cinema 5

Italian Showcase

MINE VAGANTI | LOOSE CANNONS

BY Ferzan Ozpetek (Italy 2010 - 110’) CAST Riccardo Scamarcio, Nicole Grimaudo, Alessandro Preziosi

5:30 PM - Greenbelt 3 Cinema 3

Italian Showcase

HABEMUS PAPAM

BY Nanni Moretti (Italy 2011 - 104’) CAST Michel Piccoli, Jerzy Stuhr, Renato Scarpa

9:00 PM - Greenbelt 3 Cinema 5

Italian Showcase

PASSIONE | PASSION

BY John Torturro (Italy 2010 - 88’) CAST John Turturro, Max Casella, Lina Sastri

9:30 PM - Greenbelt 3 Cinema 3

Tribute to Bernardo Bertolucci

IL CONFORMISTA | THE CONFORMIST

BY Bernardo Bertolucci (Italy 1970 - 115’) CAST Jean-Louis Trintignant, Stefania Sandrelli, Gastone Moschin


4:00 PM - Greenbelt 3 Cinema 5

Tribute to Dario Argento

SUSPIRIA

BY Dario Argento (Italy 1977 - 112’) CAST Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Flavio Bucci

5:00 PM - Greenbelt 3 Cinema 3

Italian Showcase

PASSIONE | PASSION

BY John Torturro (Italy 2010 - 88’) CAST John Turturro, Max Casella, Lina Sastri

6:30 PM - Greenbelt 3 Cinema 5

Italian Showcase

UNA VITA TRANQUILLA | A QUIET LIFE

BY Claudio Cupellini (Italy 2010 - 100’) CAST Toni Servillo, Marco D’Amore

7:00 PM - Greenbelt 3 Cinema 3

Italian Showcase

MINE VAGANTI | LOOSE CANNONS

BY Ferzan Ozpetek (Italy 2010 - 110’) CAST Riccardo Scamarcio, Nicole Grimaudo, Alessandro Preziosi

8:30 PM - Greenbelt 3 Cinema 5

Italian Showcase

VINCERE | VICTORY

BY Marco Bellocchio (Italy 2009 - 128’) CAST Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Filippo Timi and Fausto Russo Alesi

9:00 PM - Greenbelt 3 Cinema 3

Tribute to Bernardo Bertolucci

ULTIMO TANGO A PARIGI | LAST TANGO IN PARIS

BY Bernardo Bertolucci (Italy 1972 - 136’) CAST Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider, Maria Michi


2:00 PM - Greenbelt 3 Cinema 5

Italian Showcase

UNA VITA TRANQUILLA | A QUIET LIFE

BY Claudio Cupellini (Italy 2010 - 100’) CAST Toni Servillo, Marco D’Amore

4:00 PM - Greenbelt 3 Cinema 5

Tribute to Billante Mendoza

LOLA

BY Brillante Mendoza (Philippines 2009 - 110’) CAST Anita Linda, Rustica Carpio, Tanya Gomez

5:00 PM - Greenbelt 3 Cinema 3

Italian Showcase

VINCERE | VICTORY

BY Marco Bellocchio (Italy 2009 - 128’) CAST Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Filippo Timi and Fausto Russo Alesi

6:00 PM - Greenbelt 3 Cinema 5

Italian Showcase

CORPO CELESTE

BY Alice Rohrwacher (Italy 2011 - 98’) CAST Salvatore Cantalupo, Anita Caprioli, Renato Carpentieri

7:30 PM - Greenbelt 3 Cinema 3

Italian Showcase

CHE BELLA GIORNATA | WHAT A BEAUTIFUL DAY

BY Gennaro Nunziante (Italy 2011 - 97’) CAST Checco Zalone, Isabelle Adriani, Nabiha Akkari

9:30 PM - Greenbelt 3 Cinema 3

Tribute to Bernardo Bertolucci

L'ULTIMO IMPERATORE | THE LAST EMPEROR

BY Bernardo Bertolucci (Italy 1987 - 160’) CAST John Lone, Joan Chen and Peter O’Toole


3:00 PM - Greenbelt 3 Cinema 5

Italian Showcase

CORPO CELESTE

BY Alice Rohrwacher (Italy 2011 - 98’) CAST Salvatore Cantalupo, Anita Caprioli, Renato Carpentieri

3:30 PM - Greenbelt 3 Cinema 3

Italian Showcase

CHE BELLA GIORNATA | WHAT A BEAUTIFUL DAY

BY Gennaro Nunziante (Italy 2011 - 97’) CAST Checco Zalone, Isabelle Adriani, Nabiha Akkari

5:00 PM - Greenbelt 3 Cinema 5

Tribute to Dario Argento

PROFONDO ROSSO |DEEP RED

BY Dario Argento (Italy 1975 - 126’) CAST David Hemmings, Daria Nicolodi, Gabriele Lavia

5:30 PM - Greenbelt 3 Cinema 3

Tribute to Brillante Mendoza

KINATAY

BY Brillante Mendoza (Philippines 2009 - 110’) CAST Coco Martin, Maria Isabel Lopez, Julio Diaz

9:30 PM - Greenbelt 3 Cinema 3

Tribute to Bernardo Bertolucci

THE DREAMERS

BY Bernardo Bertolucci (Italy 2003 - 130’) CAST Michael Pitt, Louis Garrel and Eva Green

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Synopses of Films

 

The Conformist

At the core of the movie there is a man, Marcello, who, in order toconceal his being different, chooses to act the same as the mob surrounding him, thus becoming a fascist and turning into the killer of his teacher, an anti-fascist professor.


Last Tango in Paris

An impossible and desperate love story. A heartbreaking cry by the middle-class. A challenge, trickled through cinematic elegance and expertise, to the obliging conventions of the forefathers of cinema.


The Last Emperor

Immense portrait of almost a century of Chinese history, from the appointment of Pu-Yi, a three-year-old child, as Emperor of China, until his death as a plain gardener in Beijing’s botanical garden.


The Dreamers

On the background of the riotous political events leading up to May ’68 in France, three youngsters shut themselves up at home in Paris, where they will explore emotions and eroticism in a crescendo of more and more extreme mind games.


Deep Red

A musician witnesses the murder of a famous psychic, and then teams up with a feisty reporter to find the killer while evading attempts on their lives by the unseen killer bent on keeping a dark secret buried.


Suspiria

A young American dancer travels to Europe to join a famous ballet school. She tries to settle in at the ballet school, but hears strange noises and is troubled by bizarre occurrences. She eventually discovers that the school is merely a front for a much more sinister organization.


Dracula 3D

The young solicitor Jonathan Harker travels to a remote castle in Transylvania, where he meets the creepy Count Dracula who keeps him trapped in his mansion. With the help of Professor Van Helsing, Harker will strive to put an end to the Prince of Darkness’s bloody crimes.


Victory

The tragic story of Ida Dalser, Mussolini’s first wife, who had a son from him, Benito Albino Mussolini, who died with his mother in a mental hospital where Il Duce had had them confined.


Corpo Celeste

Marta is thirteen and, after spending ten years with her family in Switzerland, goes back to live with her mother in Italy’s deep south,in a Calabria floating between modernity and ancient traditions.


What a beautiful day

Checco, security guard in Milan’s Cathedral, falls in love with Farah, but he doesn’t know that she’s in Milan for a very personal vengeance and wants to involve the young, ingenuous man in her criminal project. However, she will realize soon that Checco will change her life forever.


A quiet life

Rosario Russo hails from southern Italy, has a young family and is perfectly integrated in his new home near Frankfurt where he runs hotel business. He keeps a low profile, has hanged identities, speaks an impeccable German. Until one day his past suddenly comes back to haunt him.


Passion

Singers and songs, musicians and poets, real and legendary characters play the leading role in a movie that walks through one of the most beautiful, famous and controversial metropolitan cities in the world, one of the very few able to represent an idea of life.


Habemus Papam

After the Pontiff’s death the Conclave needs to elect the next Pope. However, the newly elected one falls prey to doubt and anxiety, depressed and fearful of not being able to accomplish his tasks. The Vatican then summons a therapist in order to support him and help him get over his troubles.


Loose Cannons

Tommaso is the youngest member of a large family of pasta-makers in Puglia. Today they have come together for a special family meal to celebrate handing over the factory’s management to Antonio. Tommaso has decided to finally announce to his unsuspecting family that he’s gay.


Serbis

The Pineda family operates a run-down movie house which shows dated sexy films, where they’ve taken up residence. Amidst their daily activities, they deal with each other’s sins and vices, unmindful of the other kind of business going on inside the movie theater between the serbis boys (male prostitutes) and the gay patrons.


Lola

Two elderly women, both called Lola, bear the consequences of a crime involving their respective grandsons— one is the victim, the other is the suspect. Both weak and poor, they laboriously solicit money in the midst of a storm — one for the victi’s burial, the other for the suspect’s bail bond.


Kinatay

Today is Peping’s wedding day with the mother of his baby. A poor police academy student, he can’t turn down an opportunity to make money. Peping naively accepts a well-paid job from a corrupt friend and falls into an all-night nightmare, the kidnapping and torture of a prostitute. Is he a killer himself?

 

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