FACINE25: The 25th Annual Filipino Cine Festival
First show: October 19
FACINE 25: The 25th Annual Filipino Cine Festival presents:
Friday, October 19th
TU PUG IMATUY
Tu Pug Imatuy follows Lumad couple Obunay and Dawin, who are uprooted from their traditional way of life after a military encounter.
Pipo makes ends meet by taking on the toughest jobs. Life is more difficult because he’s deaf, supporting himself and his teenage lover.
Saturday, October 20th
A story about an unexpected connection between a Filipino and a Taiwanese aborigine who are both in search of their identities.
MEET ME IN ST.GALLEN
Celeste (Bela Padilla) assumes the name “Katy Perry” whenever she hangs out at coffee shops, meets Jesse (Carlo Aquino), just like the couple in the American romantic-comedy drama film Celeste and Jesse Forever. Their time spent together results in a one-night stand. Will they reunite sometime, somewhere?
A lonesome and alcoholic woman attempts to fulfill a local legend about the Family That Doesn’t Weep with the help of her nanny and her nanny’s uncle in the hopes of reuniting her own estranged family.
A feminist documentarian, a pick up artist and a virgin’s lives collide. Blood will be shed on the neon-lit streets of Melbourne.
Sunday, October 21st
A coming-of-age story of a friendless and smart high school sophomore, who lives in post-lahar Pampanga in the late 1990s. His life takes a turn after the two new half-American students, the Snyder brothers, transfer to his school.
A blind woman falls in love with a man who uses kindness and humor to make a connection with her.
The film follows an ailing man, a thief, a dog, a blind pregnant woman and Jesus Christ while the family goes through a tragi-comic journey of self-discovery as they decide to pedal their way from Manila to Bicol.
Festival passes (6-film or Full Festival Pass) available here
FACINE25: The 25th Annual Filipino Cine Festival: Upcoming Showtimes