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September 1, Thursday THE PODIUM, Activity Center
1:30pm SILVERSHORTS (Philippine Short Film Competition)
3:30pm SONGS FROM THE SECOND FLOOR (Roy Andersson, Sweden)
6:00pm FOR ALEXIS & NIKA (45min.): Apichatpong Weerasethakul [Thailand],
Paolo Villaluna [Philippines],
John Gianvito [USA],
Khavn De La Cruz [Philippines], &
Hanna Slak [Slovenia],
8:30pm NIKALEXIS.MOV (Various Directors, Philippines. 30min)
1 minute short films dedicated to Alexis Tioseco & Nika Bohinc
With a live score by THE BROCKAS:
(Roxlee, Lav Diaz, Khavn De La Cruz, John Torres,
Norman Wilwayco, Roberto Nicolas, & Arvie Bartolome)
9:00pm Opening Film / Premiere 1: YEAR WITHOUT A SUMMER
(Tan Chui Mui, Malaysia) 1hr 27min
September 2-3: 1pm & 3pm
September 5-6: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, & 7pm
UP FILM CENTER, CINE ADARNA
Tickets at P100 only per screening OR CONTACT ME FOR FREE PASSES :)
Introduced by .MOV Programmer CHARD BOLISAY, OGGS CRUZ, & DODO DAYAO
September 2, Friday
1:00pm Silver shorts 1: JAN PHILIPPE V. CARPIO: Coverage
Premiere 2: HOW TO LIVE IN A GERMAN FEDERAL REPUBLIC - Harun Farocki
3:00pm Silver shorts 2: RICHMOND GARCIA: Numbalikdiwa
Premiere 3: THE TREE OF WOODEN CLOGS – Ermanno Olmi (Italy, 186min)
September 3, Saturday
1:00pm Silver shorts 3: TIMMY HARN: Panty
Premiere 4: PAHINGA [BREATHER] – Khavn De La Cruz
3:00pm Silver shorts 4: CHUCK HIPOL: Man of the House
Premiere 5: DAD – Vlado Skafar (Slovenia, 1hr11mins)
September 5, Monday
1:00pm Silvershorts 5: JON LAZAM: Hindi Sa Atin Ang Buwan [The Moon Is Not Ours]
Premiere 6: SONGS FROM THE SECOND FLOOR - Roy Andersson (Sweden)
3:00pm Silvershorts 6: JET LEYCO: Patlang [Blank]
Premiere 7: THE MODERN LIFE – Raymond Depardon (France, 1hr28mins)
5:00pm Silvershorts 7: GYM LUMBERA: Dahil Sa ‘Yo [Because Of You]
Premiere 8: EX PRESS 99 – Jet Leyco
7:00pm 4th Silvershorts 2011 Grand Prize
Premiere 9 /Centerpiece: Lav Diaz: BABAE NG HANGIN [WOMAN OF THE WIND]
September 6, Tuesday
1:00pm Silvershorts 8: MARK MIRABUENOS: Gupit [Cut]
Premiere 10: OUR BELOVED MONTH OF AUGUST – Miguel Gomes (Portugal)
3:00pm Silvershorts 9: LITO TABAY/ MOREGNO BENIGNO: Undo
Premiere 11: EDWIN’S SHORTS – Edwin (Indonesia)
5:00pm Silvershorts 10: ALVIN YAPAN: Panibugho [Jealousy]
Premiere 12: CORRESPONDENCE – Jose Luis Guerin & Jonas Mekas
(Spain / USA, 1hr 18mins)
7:00pm 4th Silvershorts 2011 Grand Prize
Premiere 13 / Closing Film: John Torres: MAPANG-AKIT
September 2, 3, 5, & 6. 1pm to 9pm
UP FILM CENTER, VIDEOTHEQUE
Installation: NIKALEXIS: Sixty Seconds of Silence for Alexis Tioseco & Nika Bohinc
One-minute short films by Raymond Red, Monster Jimenez, Kiri Dalena, et al
Short films by Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Thailand), John Gianvito (USA), & Hanna Slak (Slovenia), Lav Diaz, Khavn De La Cruz, & Paolo Villaluna (Philippines)
THE MODERN LIFE (France)
Dir: Raymond Depardon. 1hr 28min
This last part of Depardon’s triptych “Profils paysans” about what it is like to be a farmer today in an isolated highland area. “La Vie Moderne” examines what has become of the persons he has followed for ten years while featuring younger people who try to farm or raise cattle or poultry, come hell or high water.
HOW TO LIVE IN THE GERMAN FEDERAL REPUBLIC (Germany)
Dir: Harun Farocki. 1hr 23min
A critical dissection of modern life in Germany. Composed of thirty-two short scenes taken from instructional and training classes (on everything from stripping, to childbirth, to police tactics), Farocki’s intention is to reveal Germany as a place where nothing occurs without rehearsal and preparation.
CORRESPONDENCE (Spain / USA)
Dir: José Luis Guerin & Jonas Mekas. 1hr 18min
José Luis Guerin takes an idea coming from Jonas Mekas: film is a response to life. With this concept in mind, they start exchanging a series of letters and develop a personal relationship which reveals the impressions and similarities of two filmmakers linked by their wish to share opinions and concerns. They establish a unique relationship through a correspondence displayed in the eyes of the viewer and in search of his sympathy, thus creating a new intimate space for thought. Correspondences: José Luis Guerin-Jonas Mekas shows the experimentation with the expressive language and the visual reflections of two artists who have found a new form of creation and use of images. The series of exchanged letters involves the activation of different times: the shooting of the first delivery, opening a road at random; the waiting time; the reply, a new letter stemming from the previous one and demanding a new one; and, finally, the time of screening.
Dir: Vlado Škafar. 1hr 11min
A lyrical meditation on the father/son relationship, culminating in one of the most soul-stirring social commentaries in contemporary Slovenian cinema.
It is a fine Sunday. After a long, much too long lapse, the son visits his father. The father is overjoyed at the visit but feels insecure – will they get along? He decides to share with his son what he likes best– he takes him angling. Yet is seems that the son is not so overwhelmed by the pastime. A certain distance becomes tangible between them. Rather than force his world upon the son, the father decides to enter his son’s. The tension and distance, felt at first between them, are soon dispelled. Their worlds merge into one. But at the end of the day the son leaves and father is alone again. Monday is a new day.
OUR BELOVED MONTH OF AUGUST (Portugal)
Dir: Miguel Gomes. 2hr 27min
In the heart of Portugal, amid the mountains, the month of August is abuzz with people and activity. Emigrants return home, set off fireworks, fight fires, sing karaoke, hurl themselves from bridges, hunt wild boar, drink beer, make babies. If the director and film crew had got straight to it and resisted the temptation to join in the festivities the synopsis would come down to: Aquele Querido Mês de Agosto follows the affective relationship between a father and daughter, and the daughters cousin, all musicians in a dance band. So, love and music then.
SONGS FROM THE SECOND FLOOR (Sweden)
Dir: Roy Andersson. 1hr 38min
A film poem inspired by the Peruvian poet César Vallejo. A story about our need for love, our confusion, greatness and smallness and, most of all, our vulnerability. It is a story with many characters, among them a father and his mistress, his youngest son and his girlfriend. It is a film about big lies, abandonment and the eternal longing for companionship and confirmation.
THE TREE OF WOODEN CLOGS (Italy)
Dir: Ermanno Olmi. 3hr 6min
The life inside a farm in Italy at the beginning of the century. Many poor country families live there, and the owner pays them by their productivity. One of the families has a very clever child. They decide to send him to school instead of make him help them, although this represents a great sacrifice. The boy has to wake up very early and walk several miles to get to the school. One day the boy’s shoes break when returning home, but they do not have money to buy other. What can they do?
EDWIN’S SHORTS (Indonesia)
Dir: Edwin. 1hr 30min
Alexis Tioseco wrote this of Edwin’s short films: Refined yet playful in aesthetic, often with leaps in logic, Edwin has carved out a unique place - and represents a unique voice - among filmmakers in Southeast Asia. Hailed by many as one of the finest short filmmakers in the region (he has exhibited his work in Rotterdam, Oberhausen, and the Director’s Fortnight at Cannes respectively), there is a force to his aesthetic, a punch to his imagery and use of sound, and a certain degree of modernism in his insistence on working with celluloid.
Centerpiece: WOMAN OF THE WIND [BABAE NG HANGIN] (Philippines)
Dir: Lav Diaz. 2hr
Says Sister Angela, the woman of the wind: “I’m not just having sex, Father. Yes, there is lust. I’m not a hypocrite. But my main discourse is the purpose of this body. To be very blunt, Father, we only live once. I want to understand and feel the use of my breasts, my vagina, my mouth, and all parts of my body. In my view, I can only move to the next level, on the so-called spirituality, once I’ve addressed the issues of my physical being. In my view, there is a need to destroy that physical being, our animalistic nature, before we can achieve true spirituality. Let’s crush the animal in the man, Father. That’s fundamental to me.”
EXPRESS 99 (Philippines)
Dir: Jet Leyco. 1hr 30min
Inspired by a true story in Naga, Bikol, where the new Philippine National Railways train was derailed. “Ex Press 99” is the first feature film of Jet Leyco. Part documentary, part dream. All scenes were shot in one take. Spontaneous combustion.
BREATHER [PAHINGA] (Philippines)
Dir: Khavn De La Cruz. 1hr 40min
If films were time machines, what memory would you yank from your past and preserve that won’t spoil? A tale of two men—one hopeful, the other desperate—“Breather” takes place in the last two weeks of the filmmaker’s life a month before his father died.
Like a page torn from a diary that hasn’t been written yet, it is, for Khavn, an oddly contemplative retreat into the warm ache of nostalgia and the inevitability of abrupt goodbyes.
Closing Film: MAPANG-AKIT (Philippines)
Dir: John Torres. 1hr 30min
“Mapang-akit” is an offshoot of a documentary project made with an Icelandic filmmaker and uses the outtakes from the Hudas Hudas festival in Antique, where a community bonds over a large effigy of Judas Iscariot during Holy Week. Amidst it is a found story of a man who returns home to his death after pursuing a woman in a neighboring village.
4th .MOV International Film, Music, & Literature Festival
September 1 to 6, 2011
The Podium, Ayala Museum, Greenbelt 3 Park, & UP Film Center
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