[Press Release] Busan International Film Festival (16)_(2018.08.29)
Program in Focus at the 23rd Busan International Film Festival,
‘Centennial Anniversary of the Philippine Cinema’
Screening 10 feature films on
‘Cinema as a response to the nation’
Busan International Film Festival, held from October 4 to 13, will screen 10
Philippine classic films at the Special Program, ‘Centennial Anniversary of the
Philippine Cinema – Cinema as a response to the nation.’
In celebration of the
upcoming 100th anniversary of the Philippine Cinema in 2019, the
Philippine Special Program in Focus has collaborated since 2017 with a special
committee formed by different Philippine government institutions and
organizations. The committee has prepared various programs and events for the
Busan International Film Festival. In particular, 10 films have been selected
by a sub-committee of academia and critics in correspondence to ‘Cinema as a
response to the nation.’
The films screened at the
Special Program in Focus consist of classic films in the decades of turbulence
and turmoil in which the revolution against Spain and the war with America for
democracy took place. The Philippines has recorded history of ongoing struggle
against colonial rule by great powers and government dictatorships. The
historical struggle for justice that ensues from challenging authoritative
regimes is reflected in the Philippine society and its films.
Significant masterpieces of
major Philippine directors who reign supreme in Philippine film history will be
made public, such as Eddie Romero, Ishmael Bernal, Chito S. Roño, and Lino Brocka.
In addition, the Philippine program will publish a special exhibition with images
and references outlining its golden era that will include a special edition
book written by major Philippine scholars and critics.
A Portrait of
the Artist as Filipino｜Dir.Lamberto V. Avellana l
1965 l Restored
Were｜Dir.Eddie Romero l 1976
Godless Years｜Dir.Mario O’Hara
l 1976 l Restored
Blacksmith｜Dir. Fernando Poe, Jr. (Ronwaldo Reyes)｜1980｜Restored
Abel｜Dir. Lino Brocka｜1982｜Restored
Miracle｜Dir. Ishmael Bernal｜1982｜Restored
Third World Hero｜Dir. Mike De Leon｜2000
Chito S. Roño｜2002｜Restored
The Dream of Eleutaria｜Dir. Remton Siega Zuasola｜2010
23rd Busan International Film Festival will be held from October 4, 2018 to
October 13, 2018.
Film Market will be held from October 6, 2018 to October 9, 2018.
Project Market will be held from October 7, 2018 to October 9, 2018.