Saturday, April 28, 2012

Chick Flick Film Marathon

pelikula@titusbrandsma is a free monthly film screening with dialogue that features fine samples of world cinema. It is an offering of the Titus Brandsma Center (TBC) Media Program under the auspices ...of the Carmelites in the Philippines. This monthly event is aimed at giving a meaningful experience for film enthusiasts (invitational only).

An "open space" for dialogue, interaction and reflection through film.

April 28, 2012. Saturday, 1:30 pm onwards

Line Up:

CLEAN (France/Canada/United Kingdom)
Olivier Assayas
French, English, Cantonese
111 minutes

With a past riddled with drugs and regrets, one woman embarks on a journey to establish a loving relationship with her son and create a future together. It's an emotional and moving story of dreams, reality and life in the fast lane from director Olivier Assayas featuring Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Maggie Cheung and Academy Award nominee Nick Nolte.

Cannes Film Festival
Palme d'Or (nominated)
Technical Grand Prize (won)
Best Actress (Maggie Cheung - won)

Lee Chang-dong
142 minutes

A master of intensely emotional human dramas, director Lee Chang-dong is a luminary of contemporary Korean cinema, and his place on the international stage was cemented by this stirring and unpredictable work examining grief and deliverance. An effortless mix of lightness and uncompromising darkness, Secret Sunshine (Miryang) stars Cannes best actress winner Jeon Do-yeon as a widowed piano teacher who moves with her young son from Seoul to her late husband’s provincial hometown for a fresh start. Quietly expressive, supple filmmaking and sublime, subtle performances distinguish this remarkable portrayal of the search for grace amid tragedy.

In May 2007, the film was one of 20 films running for the Featured Films competition at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. Jeon Do-yeon won the Prix d'interprétation féminine du Festival de Cannes (Best Actress)

The film won Best Feature Film and Best Performance by an Actress at the 2007 Asia Pacific Screen Awards, where it was also nominated for Best Screenplay.

In the second Asian Film Awards, the film won Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actress.

"DANZON" (Mexico)
María Novaro
120 minutes

Julia (Maria Rojo) is a phone operator in Mexico City who divides her time between her job, her daughter and the danzon: a cuban dance very popular in Mexico and Central America. Every wednesday Julia does the danzon with Carmelo in the old "Salon Colonia". They've danced for years but barely know each other. One night Carmelo disappears without a trace. Feeling lonely and sad, Julia takes a train to Veracruz, where she knows Carmelo has a brother. That sudden trip will change Julia's life forever.

Directors' Fortnight, Cannes Film Festival
Best Actress, Valladolid International Film Festival


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