WPFF Main Competition Films Screening Schedule

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2015-06-29 04:36
2015-07-07 13:00
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Update - Schedule changes - Reposting: 
 
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Due to technical difficulties, the films "All that Remains," "Crimean," and "The Territory" will not be playing [today July 7]. The updated schedule is as follows:

SM NORTH EDSA
5PM - Da Dog Show
7PM - Maskara
9PM - Da Dog Show

Our apologies for the short notice on changes. Thank you for supporting our festival!

 

Reposting Mell T. Navarro:

Seven (7) stunning films hail from all over the globe and will have their international premieres here in the Philippines as part of the Main Competition of the ongoing World Premieres Film Festival – Philippines 2015, now on its second year, organized by the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), in partnership with SM Cinemas.

The festival’s cinema run will be from June 29 to July 7 in SM Cinemas in Metro Manila. Tickets are available for purchase (regular ticket prices) at the cinema booths.

The exciting selections include Spanish director Anna Bofarull’s “Sonata for Cello” (Sonata Per A Violoncel), Indonesian director Angga Sasongko’s “Filosofi Kopi”, Russian director Aleksandr Melnik’s “The Territory” (Территория), Dutch director Remy van Heugten’s “Son of Mine” (Gluckauf), Taiwanese director Hsu Li-Da’s “The End of Love” (愛情的盡頭), Turkish director Burak Cem Arliel ‘s “Crimean” (Kirimli), and Spanish director Ana Murugarren’s “Three Lies” (Tres Mentiras).

Here are the Main Competition Films’ information and their respective screening schedules:

SONATA FOR CELLO (Spain), directed by Anna Bofarull

Director Anna Bofarull is a screenwriter and filmmaker based in Tarragona, Spain. She has directed numerous documentary films, but her entry in the Main Competition, SONATA FOR CELLO is her first feature film. Julia, an elegant woman and renowned cellist, is given the diagnosis: fibromyalgia, a chronic medical disorder that has no known cause or cure. She must struggle against her own body to create her art.

SCREENING SCHEDULE of “SONATA FOR CELLO”:

June 30 (Tuesday)
9pm – SM Cinema Mega Mall (Cinema 6)

July 1 (Wednesday)
7pm – SM Cinema Manila (Cinema 12)

July 2 (Thursday)
3pm – SM Cinema North EDSA (Cinema 2)

July 3 (Friday)
3pm – SM Cinema Mall of Asia (Cinema 6)

July 4 (Saturday)
5pm – SM Cinema South Mall (Cinema 5)

FILOSOFI KOPI ((Indonesia), directed by Angga Dwimas Sasongko

Indonesian director Angga Dwimas Sasongko is founder of Visinema Pictures and has created hundreds of music videos, dozens of TV commercial videos, and five feature films, many of which has won him various awards. FILOSOFI KOPI, an adaptation of Dewi Lestari’s short story, tells a soul-searching tale about making peace with the past through coffee. The film is the first “user-generated” film in Indonesia, as hundreds of fans of the short story pitched production ideas through an app created by the director and his wife.

SCREENING SCHEDULE of “FILOSOFI KOPI”:

June 29 (Monday)
7pm – SM Cinema Manila (Cinema 12)

July 1 (Wednesday)
7pm – SM Cinema Mega Mall (Cinema 6)
9pm – SM Cinema South Mall (Cinema 5)

July 4 (Saturday)
3pm – SM Cinema North EDSA (Cinema 2)

July 6 (Monday)
9pm – SM Cinema Mall of Asia (Cinema 6)

THE TERRITORY (Russia), directed by Alexander Melnik

A geologist by profession, director Aleksandr Melnik was compelled to shoot his first film, THE TERRITORY, after having been producer of his son’s film. The Territory takes place in 1960, following the best Soviet geologists as they battle against self and nature in search of gold on the shores of the Arctic Ocean. His experiences on expeditions in the Siberian tundra of the then Soviet Union inspired his film, as well as his favorite novel by Oleg Kuvayev on which it is based.

SCREENING SCHEDULE of “THE TERRITORY”:

July 2 (Thursday)
9pm – SM Cinema Mall of Asia (Cinema 6)

July 3 (Friday)
5pm – SM Cinema South Mall (Cinema 5)

July 5 (Sunday)
7pm – SM Cinema Mega Mall (Cinema 6)

July 6 (Monday)
9pm – SM Cinema Manila (Cinema 12)

July 7 (Tuesday)
9pm – SM Cinema North EDSA (Cinema 2)

SON OF MINE (Netherlands), directed by Remy van Heugten

After graduating from the Dutch Film Academy, director Remy van Heugten went on to direct many television serial films, drama series, shorts and feature films. SON OF MINE is his first auteur feature film, a gripping social drama about the oppressive relationship between a father and a son. The story is based on the directors personal experiences, having grown up in the dilapidated mining province of Limburg in the mostly rich Netherlands.

SCREENING SCHEDULE of “SON OF MINE”:

June 30 (Tuesday)
7pm – SM Cinema South Mall (Cinema 5)

July 3 (Friday)
7pm – SM Cinema Mega Mall (Cinema 6)

July 4 (Saturday)
9pm – SM Cinema North EDSA (Cinema 2)

July 5 (Sunday)
3pm – SM Cinema Mall of Asia (Cinema 6)
7pm – SM Cinema Manila (Cinema 12)

THE END OF LOVE (Taiwan), directed by Hsu Li-Da

A native of Taipei, director Li-Da Hsu made his first short and feature films after acquiring his MFA at the Taipei University of the Arts. His second full-length work, THE END OF LOVE shows that love has infinite manifestations, but love itself, as many of us discover, can wither. In the film, four relationships slowly unravel as love struggles to survive.

SCREENING SCHEDULE of “THE END OF LOVE”:

June 29 (Monday)
1pm – SM Cinema Mall of Asia (Cinema 6)

June 30 (Tuesday)
5pm – SM Cinema South Mall (Cinema 5)
7pm – SM North EDSA (Cinema 2)

July 6 (Monday)
9pm – SM Cinema Mega Mall (Cinema 6)

July 7 (Tuesday)
5pm – SM Cinema Manila (Cinema 12)

THREE LIES (Spain), directed by Ana Murugarren

After a lengthy career in the Spanish audiovisual industry and having numerous honors for her documentary work, director Ana Murugarren directed her first feature film, THREE LIES. The clever and independent tattoo artist Violeta, illegally sold as a baby during the Franco’s dictatorship, challenges the remnants of the regime under which she was born as she searches for her mother and the truth. The film won Best Film Award at the Gender Equality Award at the XVth Tudela Opera Prima Festival.

SCREENING SCHEDULE of “”THREE LIES”:

July 2 (Thursday)
5pm – SM Cinema North EDSA (Cinema 2)
9pm – SM Cinema Mega Mall (Cinema 6)

July 4 (Saturday)
7pm - SM Cinema Mall of Asia (Cinema 6)
9pm – SM Cinema South Mall (Cinema 5)

July 7 (Tuesday)
7pm – SM Cinema Manila (Cinema 12)

CRIMEAN (Turkey), directed by Burak Cem Arliel

Adapted from Crimean Tartar novelist and poet Cengiz Dagci’s first novel Horrible Years, Burak Cem Arliel‘s second feature film CRIMEAN is a gripping film that grapples with the identity of the Crimean Turks as they fight to free Crimea from both the Soviets and the Nazis during World War II.

SCREENING SCHEDULE of “CRIMEAN”:

July 3 (Friday)
3pm – SM Cinema South Mall (Cinema 5)
7pm – SM Cinema Mall of Asia (Cinema 6)
9pm – SM Cinema Manila (Cinema 12)

July 4 (Saturday)
9pm – SM Cinema Mega Mall (Cinema 6)

July 7 (Tuesday)
7pm – SM Cinema North EDSA (Cinema 2)

Films in the Main Competition will vie for the following prestigious awards: Grand Festival Prize and the Grand Jury Prize, as well as awards for Best Performance by an Actor, Best Performance by an Actress, Best Artistic Contribution, Technical Grand Prize, and Best Ensemble Performance.

Awards Night will be held June 28, Sunday, at the Centerstage Theater of SM Mall of Asia.

Synopses, previews and a full schedule of WPFF films are available on our website: www.wpff.ph and the World Premieres Film Festival Philippines 2015 facebook fan page at www.facebook.com/worldpremieresfilmfestival


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Update - Schedule changes -

Update - Schedule changes - Reposting: 
 

Due to technical difficulties, the films "All that Remains," "Crimean," and "The Territory" will not be playing [today July 7] . The updated schedule is as follows:

SM NORTH EDSA
5PM - Da Dog Show
7PM - Maskara
9PM - Da Dog Show

Our apologies for the short notice on changes. Thank you for supporting our festival!