` Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) `

10th International Silent Film Festival this August 2016 at Shangri-La Cineplex

Come and experience an offering of international silent films and live music!

The Goethe-Institut, together with the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), Instituto Cervantes, the Japan Foundation of Manila, the Philippine Italian Association, The British Council, and the Embassies of Austria, France, and the USA, proudly presents the 10th International Silent Film Festival in Manila.

This year’s silent films hail from a host of cultures: Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, the UK, the USA, and the Philippines. The screenings will be held from August 25 to 28, 2016, at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, with live music from local and international musicians accompanying the films during each screening.

On August 26, Friday, at 5:30 pm, the festival will present the Filipino film Maicling Pelicula Nang Ysang Indio Nacional (O Ang Mahabang Kalungkutan ng Katagalugan) (A Short Film About the Indio Nacional [Or the Prolonged Sorrow of the Filipinos]), directed by acclaimed experimental filmmaker Raya Martin. The film gives the viewer a glimpse of the stories of a child church bell-ringer who is torn between his duties to the Spanish colonial rulers and to his country, an adolescent caught in the growing pressures of the revolution, and an actor escaping his troubled soul. The film has screened in many an international film festival, and to heighten its sublime cinematic experience, local indie rock outfit Oh Flamingo will play their music live with the film. With an artistry harmonizing with Indio Nacional’s own, Oh Flamingo’s eccentric, genre-bending melodies will be a treat to audiences as their senses become acquainted to cinema and music both peculiar and yet warm and familiar.

The lineup of silent films are comprised of Austria’s Der Balleterzherzog, France’s Le Pied Mouton and Le Petit Poucet, Japan’s Muteki, Germany’s Der Letzie Mann, Italy’s Maciste All’inferno, Spain’s La Revoltosa, the UK’s Play On! Silent Shakespeare, and USA’s For Heaven’s Sake.

For more information about the festival, visit the International Silent Film Festival Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/InternationalSilentFilmFestivalManila. ‪Films are free, but come early as screenings are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Join us for #‎tenyearsofrockingsilence‬ this August!


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