Italian Ambassador to the Philippines Luca Fornari.
MAKATI CITY, Philippines - MOVIEMOV: Italian Cinema Now
was launched at a press conference held at Manila Peninsula, October 19 by the Italian Embassy of the Philippines. The event is part of the Italian Week Celebration, which features films of widely-known Italian directors as well as celebrated Filipino director Brillante Mendoza.
The organizers have opted for free entrance to all the screenings, workshops and review meetings to encourage participation among schools and university students. They hope that this multi-cultural meet will be an annual educational exchange between the countries to produce films that combine ancient and sophisticated artistic traditions for the appreciation of new audiences and development of a new generation of writers, actors and producers.Moviemov
, co-organized by the Asiatica Film Mediale (organizers of the Film Festival in Italy) and Playtown (organizers of the Film Festival in Rome) aims to be like the Venice of the Cannes Film Festival wherein producers, actors, directors, other film practitioners and films to be shown will come to the Philippines. On top of that, there will be roundtables among the Italian and Filipino filmmakers for an exchange of ideas and concepts in making films, and to have future collaborations and lasting partnerships.
During the plenary session of the said event.
There will be two workshops by famous horror-film directors Dario Argento and award-winning composer Franco Piersanti that will surely pack in a crowd from film students as well as film enthusiasts.
A film by Dario Argento.
The Italian VIP guests attending the Red Carpet event include: Dario Argento (Director, Suspiria, Profondo rosso, Dracula 3D)
, Ennio Fantastichini (Actor, Mine Vaganti)
, Gianni Paolucci (Producer, Dracula 3D)
, Daniele Ciprì (Cinematographer, Vincere),
Camilla Nesbitt (Producer, Che bella giornata),
Claudio Cupellini (Director, Una vita tranquilla)
, Carlo Macchitella (Producer, Passione),
Franco Piersanti (Composer, Habemus Papam)
, Luciano Sovena (Producer), and Pietra Montecorvino (Actress, Passione)
The films that will be shown at Greenbelt 3 theatre from November 9 to 13 will have English subtitles and offers free entrance to the public.
|Italian Showcase||Schedule of premiere|
|Habemus Papam (2011)||Nov 8, 8:00 pm, Cinema 5|
|Mine Vaganti (2010)||Nov 10, 5:00 pm, Cinema 5|
|Passione (2010)||Nov 10, 9:00 pm, Cinema 5|
|Una vita tranquilla (2010)||Nov 11, 6:30 pm, Cinema 5|
|Che bella giornata (2011)||Nov 12, 7:00 pm, Cinema 3|
|Vincere (2009)||Nov 11, 8:30 pm, Cinema 5|
|Corpo celeste (2011)||Nov 12, 8:00 pm, Cinema 5|
|Tribute to Bernardo Bertolucci|| |
|Il conformista (2011)||Nov 10, 9:30 pm, Cinema 3|
|Ultimo tango a Parigi (2010)||Nov 11, 9:00 pm, Cinema 3|
|L’ultimo imperatore (1987)||Nov 12, 9:00 pm, Cinema 3|
|The Dreamers (2003)||Nov 13, 9:00 pm, Cinema 3|
|Tribute to Dario Argento|| |
|Suspiria (1977)||Nov 11, 4:00 pm, Cinema 5|
|Profondo rosso (1975)||Nov 13, 6:00 pm, Cinema 5|
|Show reel Dracula 3D (2012)||Nov 09, 10:00 pm, Cinema 4|
11th Italian Language Week in the World
|Tribute to Brillante Mendoza|| |
|Serbis (2008)||Nov 09, 8:30 pm, Cinema 3|
|Lola (2009)||Nov 12, 4:00 pm, Cinema 5|
|Kinatay (2009)||Nov 13, 5:00 pm, Cinema 4|Buon Compleanno Italia
Filipino actor-director Albert Martinez gave a talk .
, the 11th Italian Language Week in the World, will be celebrated from November 9 to 18 with a series of events to promote the Italian language and culture all over the world. This year’s theme Buon Compleano Italia
or Happy Birthday Italy! Celebrates its 150 years as a nation.
In the Philippines, this year, the Settimana della lingua Italiana nel mondo
is organized by the Embassy of Italy in collaboration with the University of the Philippines, Department of European Languages, wherein students can graduate with a degree in the Italian language.
As part of the celebration, the following events will take place, which is free of admission to the public:9-13 November 2011Italian Film FestivalMoviemov: Italian Cinema NowGreenbelt 3, Cinema 3, 4, 5
Organized by Italian film festival organizers Asiatica (Festival of Asian Movies) and Playtown (Rome Film Festival), and their local partners – the Embassy of Italy, the Film Development Council of the Philippines and the Philippine Italian Association, who are very thankful to the many sponsors who have helped them in realizing this event – among them, Rustan’s, Peninsula Manila, Gulf Air, Luxottica, Branded Lifestyle, Inc., Crewtech, Elburg and Italian Maritime Academy.14 November 2011Homage to RizalRizal Shrine, Fort Santiago
A gift of two brass plaques will be given by the Embassy of Italy to the National Historical Commission of the Philippines as a celebration of two very important events in Italian and Philippine history – the 150th year since the Unification of Italy and Jose Rizal’s 150th birthday. The first plaque is the Italian translation of Jose Rizal’s Mi Ultimo Adios and the next is the Braille transcription of the Filipino version of the same poem. During the unveiling at the Rizal Shrine, there will also be a lecture on Jose Rizal about the time he spent in Rome by UP Professor Dr Wystan de la Peña, poetry recitals on freedom by Italian and Filipino poets, professors and students and songs on the same theme.15 November 2011Italian Poetry on JeepneysUP, Diliman
Starting at 8:30 in the morning till 5:30 in the afternoon, the famous Ikot and Toki, as well as other UP jeepneys bound for Philcoa, Pantranco, SM North, Katipunan, will be decorated with tarpaulins of the Settimana della lingua italiana nel mondo. These decorated jeeps will be free for everyone and riding inside will be students reciting Italian poems. Bookmarks containing the Italian and English versions of the recited poems, as well as the author’s photo and short bio, will be given as a souvenir to all those who ride.15-18 November 2011Dove il sì suona: Gli italiani e la loro lingua (Where the ‘Sì’ doth sound: The Italians and the Italian Language)Exhibition on the History of Italian LanguageGalleria 2, Department of European Languages, College of Arts and LettersFaculty Center, UP, Diliman
“Le genti del bel paese là dove ‘l sì suona” (“The people of the fair land there where the 'Si' doth sound”) - The title of the exhibition is taken from a famous verse from Dante's Divine Comedy which the poet used to refer to the Italians: language as a key reference point for all people and the word “sì” (yes) as a first core of identity common to the "people of the country." This exhibition wants to pay homage to the Italian Language and culture and is prepared by Professor Emanuela Adesini and her students Ruth Jeanne Aguas, Clarissa Joy Chua, Patricia Marga Jacobe and Jonathan Xavier Segueira.