FACINE 23: the 23rd Annual Filipino International Cine Festival

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First show: October 19

Co-presented by the Filipino Arts and Cinema International (FACINE) and the Philippine American Writers and Artists, Inc. (PAWA, Inc.)

Want to see more than one film, or all of them? Get a pass to see all of them, or a 2-film or 5-film packs for a discounted price! Passes and film packs are available at the box office.

Buy A FACINE 2-film pack for $15 here

Buy a FACINE 23 5-film pack for $40 here

Buy a FACINE 23 Festival pass (10 films!) for $80 here

Individual tickets are $10 (General admission)/$7 (Senior/Students with ID)

For more information, email: hello@facine.org or visit www.facine.org

Wednesday, October 19


ordinaryo
7:00 pmPAMILYA ORDINARYO [ordinary people]

Jane and Aries are teenage parents, making a living out of stealing in the streets, until fate hits back at them.

Directed and written by Eduardo Roy Jr.. (112 min, in Tagalog with English subtitles, Outpost Visual Frontiers/Found Films, Philippines, 2016). Urban drama. Stars: Ronwaldo Martin, Hasmine Killip

Cinemalaya 2016 Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress (Hasmine Killip). Venice Days 2016 BNL Audience Choice Award

Tickets for PAMILYA ORDINARYO available here

 

laut9:30 pmLAUT

Sea gypsies from Mindanao, displaced by war and poverty, find themselves living hard life by the river of Pampanga.

Directed by Luisito Lagdameo Ignacio, written by Carlo Enciso Catu (84 min, in Tagalog with English subtitles, BG Productions International, Philippines, 2015) Drama. Stars: Barbie Forteza

2016 Oporto International Film Festival, Best Actress (Barbie Forteza)

Tickets for LAUT available here

 


Thursday, October 20


komikero
7:00 pmKOMIKERO CHRONICLES

History of Pinoy komiks (illustrated comics magazines) starting from Rizal and how progressive ideas are embedded in this popular medium.

Directed and written by Keith Sicat (105 min, in Tagalog with English subtitles, Cine Totoo, Philippines, 2015). Documentary

Tickets for KOMIKERO CHRONICLES available here

 

 

 

barbers-tales9:15 pmBARBER’S TALES

A newly-widowed Marilou inherits the town’s only barbershop from her husband towards the end of the Marcos’ martial law regime, a story of woman’s emancipation from the dictatorship.

Directed and written by Jun Robles Lana (120 min, in Tagalog with English subtitles, APT Entertainment/Octobertrain Films, Philippines, 2013). Political drama. Stars Eugene Domingo, Sue Prado, Shamaine Centenera

2013 Tokyo International Film Festival Best Actress (Eugene Domingo)

Tickets for BARBER’S TALES available here

 


Friday, October 21

ari7:00 pmARI: MY LIFE WITH A KING

A young man develops a close relationship with an old poet, a coming-of-age tale, a tribute to a forgotten art (Pampango poetry) and an ode to a great culture.

Directed by Carlo Enciso Catu, written by Robby Tantingco (89 min, in Kapampangan and Tagalog with English subtitles, Holy Angel University, Philippines, 2015. Light drama. Stars: Ronwaldo Martin

2015 Metro Manila Film Festival New Wave, Best Film. 2016 Gawad Urian, Best Screenplay (Robby Tantingco). 2016 Young Critics Circle; Best First Feature

Tickets for ARI: MY LIFE WITH A KING available here

 

echorsis9:00 pmECHORSIS

A gigolo is possessed by a gay entity after he deceives a closeted gay lover; a priest is tasked to exorcise the spirit out of him.

Directed by Lemuel Lorca, written by Jerry B. Grácio (108 min, in Tagalog with English subtitles, Chris Cahilig/Insight 360, Philippines, 2016). Comedy-horror. Stars: John Lapus, Alex Vincent Medina, Kean Cipriano

Tickets for ECHORSIS available here

 

 


Saturday, October 22


aswe
1:30 pmTRIP TO HAPPY-FUL: A collection of shorts on finding joy in the now and then:
ASWE [the fine-toothed comb]

A young girl struggles with head lice, school bullying, her self-determination helps her beat the odds.

Directed by Russel Renz Sobrino, written by Josephine Santos (18 min, in Kapampangan with English subtitles, Philippines, 2015) Narrative short.

Tickets for TRIP TO HAPPY-FUL available here

 

 

odaODA SA MGA NANGANGARAP [ode to dreamers]

An out of work comedian finds a machine capable of recording ideas, taking us on a journey through his mind.

Directed and written by Jan Michael C. Jamisola (22:13 min, in Tagalog with English subtitles, Philippines, 2016): Experimental narrative. Stars Karl Medina.

 

 

 

 

it-runs-in-the-familyIT RUNS IN THE FAMILY

A young gay Filipino Canadian travels from Canada to the Philippines to meet his other queer relatives, how their lives resonated to their Catholic upbringing and family.

Directed and written by Joella Cabalu (45 min, OUTtv/Meaningful Films, Canada, 2015). Documentary.

dahling-nick3:30 pmDAHLING NICK

Philippine National Artist for Literature, Nick Joaquin, will only accept the National Artist from the Marcoses on the condition of the release of a political prisoner-poet from detention during martial law.

Directed and written by Sari Raissa Lluch Dalena (180 min, in Tagalog, Spanish with English subtitles, Cinema One Originals/Kino Arts, Philippines, 2015). Docu-drama Stars: Raymond Bagatsing.

Tickets for DAHLING NICK available here

 

 

kusina7:00 pmGAWAD GINTONG ANI: MS. GLORIA SEVILLA – KUSINA [the kitchen]

Her kitchen is one silent witness to the life and times of Juanita, her sanctuary where she creates dishes for her family, her friends and even, her enemies and strangers.

Directed by Cenón Obispo Palomares, David R Corpuz, written by Cenón Obispo Palomares (117 min, in Tagalog with English subtitles, Sirena Pictures/Cinematografica/Noel Ferrer Productions, Philippines, 2016). Domestic drama. Stars: Judy Ann Santos, Gloria Sevilla

Tickets for GAWAD GINTONG ANI: MS. GLORIA SEVILLA – KUSINA [the kitchen] available here

 

vampariah9:30 pmVAMPARIAH

Mahal is a part of an elite squad of skilled hunters responsible for keeping the world safe from vampires and other creatures of the night.

Directed by Matthew Abaya, written by Matthew Abaya, Lawrence Yaghmour, Shannon Lee Pacaoan (92 min, I Dont Care Productions, USA, 2016). Horror adventure. Stars: Kelly Lou Dennis, Aureen Almario, Alex Benjamin.

Winner Best Visual Effects for a Feature Narrative Film in the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2016

Tickets for VAMPARIAH available here


Want to see more than one film, or all of them? Get a pass to see all of them, or a 2-film or 5-film packs for a discounted price! Passes and film packs are available online only and for a limited time, until Thursday, October 13. If you get one, your pass or film pack will be held at the box office.

Buy A FACINE 2-film pack for $15 here

Buy a FACINE 23 5-film pack for $40 here

Buy a FACINE 23 Festival pass (10 films!) for $80 here

Individual tickets are $10 (General admission)/$7 (Senior/Students with ID)

 

For more information, email: hello@facine.org or visit www.facine.org

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