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5 Filipino films in Rotterdam fest

By Marinel R. Cruz
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 19:46:00 01/12/2011

Filed Under: Entertainment (general), Cinema

FIVE FILIPINO movies will be featured in the ?Spectrum? category of the 40th International Film Festival of Rotterdam (IFFR) in The Netherlands from January 26 to February 6.

This was revealed on its site www.filmfestrotterdam.com., which also cites the Spectrum section as comprising ?new and recent works by experienced filmmakers and artists who provide, in the opinion of the IFFR, an essential contribution to international film culture.?

Included in the list are Adolf Alix Jr.?s ?Chassis? and ?Presa,? Khavn dela Cruz?s, ?Kommander Kulas? and ?Son of God? as well as ?Pinoy Sunday,? which is directed by Taiwanese Wi-ding Ho and features Filipino actors Epy Quizon and Bayani Agbayani.

?Presa,? starring Anita Linda, will have its international premiere in the IFFR. The film is based on the true story of a woman inmate who was accused of drug pushing and is hoping to get a presidential pardon. It won the Best Independent Feature in the recently concluded 2010 Metro Manila Film Festival.

?Chassis? is about a mother (Jodi Santamaria) struggling to provide for her daughter?s needs while living under container vans at a local pier. It was first screened at the Pusan IFF in South Korea in October 2010.

?Kommander Kulas? is about Kulas, who along with his best and only friend, a carabao, ventures the ?long and unwinding? road of Kamias to look for his missing heart. He meets a number of interesting characters on his journey. The film is a part of the Hubert Bals Fund Spring Collection of 2009.

?Son of God,? a collaboration between Dela Cruz and Danish filmmaker Michael Noer, tells the bizarre story of a ?mystic? midget from Leyte and his followers. It also takes a look at the Sto. Niño, Black Nazarene, Mt. Banahaw and Sinulog cults.

?Pinoy Sunday? tells of two migrant factory workers whose weekend revolve around an abandoned red couch and their yearning for comfort while working in a small bicycle factory. It won for Ho the Best New Director award at the 47th Golden Horse Film Festival in Taipei.

According to its website, Rotterdam IFF has two other sections: ?Bright Future? which presents ?idiosyncratic and adventurous new work by novice makers?; and ?Signals? which features a series of ?thematic programs and retrospectives offering insight in topical as well as timeless ideas in cinema.?

To coincide with the 12-day festival is the CineMart, a coproduction market for small- and medium-scale film projects. It will take place from January 30 to February 2.

E-mail mcruz@inquirer.com.ph



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