Sunday, December 3, 2017

Cine Latino Free Film Screenings at the Shangri-La Plaza Mall

Just as we all thought that the Free Film Screenings Festivals were all done as the year is about to end, comes the very first Cine Latino Film Festival! Yes, it is the very first Latin American Film Festival which will be held from December 6 until 10, 2017 at the Shangri-La Plaza Cineplex in Mandaluyong City. 

Here are some of the films you guys shouldn't miss! Check these out:

Movie Title: El Hijo de la Novia (Son of the Bride)

Year: 2001
Duration: 124 min
Director: Juan José Campanella
Genre: Drama, Comedy
At age 42, Rafael Belvedere is having a crisis. He's overwhelmed by his responsibilities. He has achieved success, but continues to live in his father’s shadow. Just when Rafael feels most alone, a series of unexpected events lead him to reevaluate his life. A minor heart attack forces him to slow down and a reunion with Juan Carlos, a childhood friend, helps Rafael to reconstruct his past and look at the present in new ways.

Movie Title: Esperando la Carroza (Waiting for the Hearse)
Year: 1985
Duration: 87min.
Director: Alejandro Doria
Antonio Gasalla, China Zorrilla, Luis Brandoni, Julio De Grazia, Betiana Blum,Juan Manuel Tenuta, Mónica Villa, Cecilia Rossetto, Enrique Pinti, Andrea Tenuta,Darío Grandinetti, Lidia Catalano, Juan Acosta, Miguel Ángel Porro, Clotilde Borella
Genre: Dark Comedy
It tells a story about Mamá Cora, a woman in her eighties, her son's wife wants her out of the house as she is driving her mad. Mamá Cora tries to help unfortunately everything she does, she does it wrong. The family goes through lots of troubles trying to solve what to do with Mamá Cora. While all this happens, a confusion makes the family believe she dies.


Movie Title: Cidade de Deus (City of God )
Year: 2002
Duration: 129 min
Director: Fernando Meirelles
Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Phellipe Haagensen, Douglas Silva,Seu Jorge, Jonathan Haagensen, Matheus Nachtergaele, Jefechander Suplino,Alice Braga, Emerson Gomes, Luis Otávio, Babu Santana, Gero Camilo
Genre:Drama, True story
Cidade de Deus (City of God) is a housing project built in the 1960's. During the early 80's became one of the most dangerous places in Rio de Janeiro. The tale tells the stories of many characters whose lives sometimes intersect. However, all is seen through the eyes of Busca-Pé, a poor black youth too frail and scared to become an outlaw but also to smart to be content with underpaid, menial jobs. He grows up in a very violent environment but Busca-Pé soon discovers that he can see reality differently than others. His redemption is that he's been given an artist's point of view as a keen-eyed photographer.

Movie Title: 2 Filhos de Francisco (2 Sons of Francisco)

Year: 2005
Duration: 115min
Breno Silveira
Angelo Antônio, Dira Paes, Márcio Kieling, Thiago Mendonça, Paloma Duarte
It tells the rags-to-riches story of two poor rural boys who grew up to become one of Brazil’s biggest sertanejo (the national "country" music) singers, Zeze di Camargo & Luciano.


Movie Title:  Subterra
Year: 2003
Duration: 108min
Director: Marcelo Ferrari
A story of a workers' uprising that took place in what was, at the time, the largest coal mine in the world. The quest to improve conditions both spiritual and material begins in the heart of one courageous man. But while the bosses plan the expansion of their vast empire, the workers experience an awakening, and begin to demand change.


Movie Title:  Sofía y el Terco (Sofia and the Stubborn)
Year: 2012
Duration: 74 min
Andrés Burgos
Cast: Carmen Maura, Gustavo Angarita, Julián Arango
Genre: Comedy/Drama
Sofia and her husband live in a small village in the Colombian countryside. Their life has just been a long repetition of facts for years. They grew and married here, and they know everybody in the village. She has an old dream: she wants to go to the sea whereas she has always known nothing but mountains. But Gustavo always has good reasons to delay the trip. He cannot let his grocery; his employee cannot get by himself.


Movie Title:  El Comienzo del Tiempo (The Beginning of  Time)
Year: 2014
Duration: 110min
Bernardo Arellano
Antonio and Bertha are an elderly couple in their 90’s who find themselves in deep trouble when pensions are suspended due to a social and financial crisis in their country. Given they haven't seen their two children for many years, the couple is confronted with the need to survive on their own and must face the hard reality of selling their belongings and peddling tamales on the street or turn to crime. The lives of the elderly couple change when their son Jonas and grandson Paco, absent for more than ten years unexpectedly reappear in their lives.


Movie Title:  El Chance (The Chance)
Year: 2009
Duration: 90 min
Abner Benaim
This hilarious comedy tells the story of Toña and Paquita, the housekeepers for the aristocratic González-Dubois family. These domestic employees have been mistreated for quite some time and they are tired of their situation. So when the family plans a shopping trip to Miami, the maids have a plan of their own; to take control of the mansion. Unexpectedly, they will also discover a family secret.


Movie Title:  Hermano (Brother)
Year: 2010
Duration: 96min
Director: Marcel Rasquin
Daniel is an exceptional striker and Julio is the captain of his team. Both are brothers of parenting and play soccer in their small barrio "La Ceniza". Daniel wishes with all his strength to play at the professional level while keeping the family in Julio with dirty money. The opportunity of their lives comes when a talent scout invites to a test in the famous team of the city the "Caracas FC." Then a tragedy shakes and they must decide, and kicked a field of land, which is more important: the union of the family, the taste of revenge or the dream of their lives.

Movie Title:  Patas Arriba

Year: 2011
Duration: 93 min
Alejandro García Wiedemann
Grandfather Renato, who is running out of time and knows it, teaches his six year old granddaughter Carlota the importance of simple things, the value of friendship and respect towards the views of other people. His daughters decided to send him in a hospital, against his will and his youngest son. But with the help of his granddaughter, he plans to escape and sail from Venezuela to Salvador de Bahia in Brazil, as he once promised his deceased wife. 

These are just some of the interesting films which will be featured at the Cine Latino Film Festival. Admission is free and on a first come, first served basis. Just make sure you arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the screening. 

A total of ten full length films and six short films will capture Filipino movie enthusiasts to know more about Latin America and get closer to its culture and arts. So be sure to catch it only at the home of the country’s premier international film festivals, Shang Cineplex.
For inquiries, contact 370-2500 local 597 or log on to the Shang’s Facebook page at Follow Shang on Instagram: @shangrilaplazaofficial.

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