7 int’l films to preem in Manila

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Foreign directors of the WPFF’s main competition category on Tuesday’s press conference in Quezon City

Foreign directors of the WPFF’s main competition category on Tuesday’s press conference in Quezon City

PH is host country for World Premieres Festival
The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) held a press conference on Tuesday to announce the World Premieres Film Festival’s (WPFF) main competition features for 2015.

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The Philippines is the host country of the WPFF, which will see the international premieres of seven stunning films from all over the globe in Manila.

Premiere nights will be held free to the public beginning today through June 27 at SM Mall of Asia. Regular paid screening of the main competition films, along with entries to other different sections of the festival, will run from July 29 to July 7.

The line up of seven films include: Spanish director Anna Bofarull’s Sonata for Cello (Sonata Per A Violoncel); Indonesian director Angga Sasongko’s Filosofi Kopi; Russian director Aleksandr Melnik’s The Territory; Dutch director Remy van Heugten’s Son of Mine (Gluckauf); Taiwanese director Li-Da Hsu’s The End of Love; Turkish director Burak Cem Arliel’s Crimean (Kirmil); and Spanish director Ana Murugarren’s Three Lies (Tres Mentiras).

Five out of these seven directors are presently in the country to attend the premieres of their respective movies.

Filipino masterpiece Insiang has fittingly been chosen as the opening feature for the two-week festival as part of the Classics category.

After welcoming the group of international directors to Manila, FDCP Chairman Briccio Santos said in a brief message, “The festival aims to serve as a new venue and a unique opportunity for talented filmmakers all over the world to share their work in Asia.

“If you must know, the Philippines is one of the oldest film cultures in Asia. Film production was started by the Spanish and Americans through history, and eventually continued by the Filipinos. We are thus proud to hold this significant film festival in our country today, and we hope the public will enjoy seeing these works from other film cultures,” he ended.

For the complete schedule of film screenings, log on to www.wpff.ph.

TMA

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