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2:22AM “And hope we dream the same dream.” - Sana Dati, Cinemalaya 2013

2:22AM “And hope we dream the same dream.” - Sana Dati, Cinemalaya 2013

THE MAZE RUNNER (2014) opens SEPTEMBER 19

TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgAJ-Zkjw7o

Tara, guyth! 😂

Tara, guyth! 😂

Cinemalaya 2014: Complete Schedule Guide

See y’all to this year’s CINEMALAYA: The Philippine Independent Film Festival happening this August 1-10 at the CCP and Ayala Malls

Cultural Center of the Philippines:

Cinemalaya 2014 August 1 CCP

Cinemalaya 2014 August 2 CCP

Cinemalaya 2014 August 3 CCP

Cinemalaya 2014 August 4 CCP

Cinemalaya 2014 August 5- CCP

Cinemalaya 2014 August 6 CCP

Cinemalaya 2014 August 7 CCP

Cinemalaya 2014 August 8 CCP

Cinemalaya 2014 August 9 CCP

Cinemalaya 2014 August 10 CCP

Ayala Malls:

August 2, Saturday

August 3, Sunday

August 4, Monday

August 5, Tuesday

August 6, Wednesday

August 7, Thursday

August 8, Friday

August 9, Saturday

August 10, Sunday

SOURCE (c) Jonell Estillore

Cinemalaya Posters 1
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Check out this year’s line up below. 
20 Ans d’écart (It Boy)Directed by David MoreauProduced by Echo FilmsGenre: FictionRunning time: 1 h 32 minReleased: March 6, 2013Production year: 2012Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fy3JFxjXPsoScreening date: June 14, 3:30pm

Alice Lantins is 38 years old. She’s beautiful, ambitious, and her impeccable professional conscience makes her neglect her private life. In short, she has everything to become the next editor-in-chief of Rebelle magazine - everything except for her uptight image. But when the young and charming Balthazar, barely 20 years old, crosses Alice’s path, her colleagues’ attitude inexplicably changes. Realizing that the she holds the key to her promotion, Alice stages the comedy of an improbable idyll. 
La Vénus à la fourrure (Venus in Fur)Directed by Roman PolanskiProduced by RP ProductionsGenre: FictionRunning time: 1 h 35 minReleased: November 13, 2013Production year: 2012Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5WRsxFjgnwScreening dates: June 10, 11:00pm / June 13, 3:30pm / June 14, 8:30pm

Alone in a Paris theater after a long day of auditioning actresses for the lead role in his new play, writer-director Thomas complains on the phone about the poor caliber of talent he has seen. No actress has what it takes to play his lead female character - a woman who enters into an agreement with her male counterpart to dominate him as her slave. Thomas is about to leave the theater when actress Vanda bursts in, a whirlwind of erratic - and, it turns out, erotic – energy.
At first she seems to embody everything Thomas has been lamenting. She is pushy, foul-mouthed, desperate and ill-prepared - or so it seems. But when Thomas finally, reluctantly, agrees to let her try out for the part, he is stunned and captivated by her transformation. Not only is Vanda a perfect fit (even sharing the character’s name), but she apparently has researched the role exhaustively - down to buying props, reading source materials and learning every line by heart. The likeness proves to be much more than skin-deep. As the extended “audition” builds momentum, Thomas moves from attraction to obsession. 
Quai d’OrsayDirected by Bertrand TavernierProduced by Little Bear, Pathé FilmsGenre: FictionRunning time: 1 h 53 minReleased: November 6, 2013Production year: 2012Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxF7US5YYUkScreening dates: June 11, 8:30pm / June 13, 11:00pm / June 14, 1:00pm

Alexandre Taillard de Worms is tall, magnificent, a dashing man attractive to women and, incidentally, Minister of Foreign Affairs in the land of the Enlightenment: France. His silver mane and his robust athlete’s body are everywhere, from the United Nations tribunal in New York to the powder keg of Oubanga. He admonishes powerful men and invokes the finest minds in order to bring peace and calm the trigger-happy - and to justify his aura of a future Nobel Prize for cosmic peace.
Alexandre Taillard de Worms is a powerful thinker, fighting with the back-up of the holy trinity of diplomatic concepts: legitimacy, lucidity and efficiency. He fights against American neo-conservatists, corrupt Russians, and greedy Chinese. Although the world doesn’t deserve France’s generosity of spirit, Taillard de Worms’ art feels cramped within the nation’s borders. Arthur Vlaminck, a young academic preparing his PhD, is hired by the minister. To put it plainly, he must write the great man’s speeches. But first he must learn how to deal with the prince’s moods and his entourage, forging a place between his cabinet director and advisers who haunt the Quai d’Orsay, where stress, ambition and underhand tactics are all part of operations. Just when he glimpses the world’s fate, he is threatened by the technocrats’ inertia. 
Situation amoureuse : C’est compliqué (Relationship Status: It’s Complicated)Directed by Manu Payet, Rodolphe LaugaProduced by LGM Cinéma SASGenre: FictionRunning time: 1 h 40 minReleased: March 19, 2014Production year: 2013Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQ6ZXHYozWIScreening dates: June 13, 8:30pm / June 14, 6:00pm / June 15, 8:30pm

Thirty-year-old Ben is about to marry Juliette. His quiet, ordered life will fall to pieces when he meets up again with the person he secretly wants to see the most: Vanessa, the high school bombshell who never so much as looked in his direction. She’s back in Paris, and the only person she now knows is him. 
Les beaux jours (Bright Days Ahead)Directed by Marion VernouxProduced by Les Films du KiosqueGenre: FictionRunning time: 1 h 34 minReleased: June 19, 2013Production year: 2013Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbUEH1XbXToScreening dates: June 10, 6:00pm / June 11, 11:00pm / June 15, 1:00pm

Bright days ahead? Caroline has retired, at last. A new life lies before her: time to take care of her children, her husband, and, most of all, herselfl. However, she soon comes to realize that this new freedom is synonymous with boredom and idleness. Especially when she receives a membership to her neighborhood’s senior club as a birthday present… Reluctant at first, she nevertheless decides to take the plunge. Oddly enough, she meets great people there, starting with the young computer science teacher, who is far from insensitive to her charms. Caroline gradually takes control of her life again and lives a second youth: taking a new lover, living new experiences, breaking the rules, not doing what’s expected of her… Who said that retirement was the beginning of the end and not a new beginning? 
Mon âme par toi guérie (One of a Kind)Directed by François DupeyronProduced by Alfama Films ProductionGenres : FictionRunning time: 2 h 4 minReleased: September 25, 2013Production year: 2013Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XwBILnvhY8Screening dates: June 9, 8:30pm / June 11, 6:00pm / June 15, 3:30pm

Frédi has the gift of healing hands, transmitted to him by his mother. He wants nothing to do with this ‘gift,’, but when his mother dies, he’s obliged to make use of it. Although he wonders where this ability came from, he can do nothing but accept it. 
Une autre vie (Lovers)Directed by Emmanuel MouretProduced by Moby Dick FilmsGenres: FictionRunning time: 1 h 35 minReleased: January 22, 2014Production year: 2013Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2zEP81m8soScreening dates: June 10, 1:00pm / June 11, 3:30pm / June 13, 6:00pm

Jean, an electrician, installs alarms in the South of France. He encounters Aurore, a famous pianist. Despite their differences, they immediately fall in love with each other and envisage a life together. Jean wants to leave Dolorès, his longtime companion. But she’s prepared to do anything to hold on to him. 
Amour et turbulences (Love is in the Air)Directed by Alexandre CastagnettiProduced by Reverence, Thelma FilmsGenres: FictionRunning time: 1 h 36 minReleased: April 3, 2013Production year: 2012Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CpZHYl9kroScreening dates: June 10, 3:30pm / June 11, 1:00pm / June 14, 11:00pm

On her way back from New York to Paris, where she’s soon to be married, Julie finds herself sitting next to Antoine, an attractive cad whom she dated 3 years earlier. She’ll do everything she can to avoid him, whereas he’s counting on the 7-hour flight to win her back! It’s an opportunity for us to travel back in time and witness their encounter, their love affair, their break-up… So many incredible, romantic, and caustic scenes that will make this journey the most moving one of their lives. 
L’Écume des jours (Mood Indigo)Directed by Michel GondryProduced by Brio FilmsGenre: FictionRunning time: 2 h 5 minReleased: April 24, 2013Production year: 2013Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZD_I5VleaZMScreening dates: June 10, 8:30pm / June 13, 1:00pm / June 15, 6:00pm

This is the surreal and poetic story of Colin, an idealistic and inventive young man, who meets Chloé, a young woman who seems to be the incarnation of a blues by Duke Ellington. Their idyllic marriage turns to sorrow when Chloé becomes ill, due to a water lilly growing in her lung. To pay for her medical care, in a fantastical Paris, Colin must work in increasingly absurd conditions, while their apartment falls to bits around them and their circle of friends, including talented Nicolas, and Chick, a fanatic of the philosoper Jean-Sol Sartre, disintegrates. 
On The JobDirected by Erik MattiProduced by Star CinemaGenre: FictionRunning time: 2 hrs 1 minuteReleased: 2013Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SAMWfe_d88Screening date: June 12, 3:30pm

On The Job is about the ambitions passions of four men trying to make a living, for themselves and their families. It shows the parallels between two prison inmates who are contract killers, and the two agents of the law investigating the murders. As they get caught in a web of machination of corrupt government officials, their jobs lead them on a head-on collision against each other with their loved ones as collateral damage. 
Norte: Hangganan ng KasaysayanDirected by Lav DiazProduced by Moira (Raymond Lee)Genre: FictionRunning time: 4 hrs 10 minsReleased: 2013Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4kE-4a8GDcScreening date: June 12, 6:00pm

The lives of three people take a turn when one of them commits a crime. Joaquin (Archie Alemania) is failing miserably at providing for his family when his money lender gets murdered. The crime is pinned on him. Misery and solitude would transform him in prison. Left to fend for the family, his wife Eliza (Angeli Bayani) pours all of her strength to battling with despair and eking out a living for their children. The real perpetrator, Fabian (Sid Lucero), roams free. His disillusionment with his country – its history of revolutions marred by betrayal and crimes unpunished – drives him to the edge of sanity, of humanity. 
Maynila: Sa mga Kuko ng LiwanagDirected by Lino BrockaGenre: FictionRunning time: 2 hrs 5 minsScreening date: June 12, 1:00pm

The story revolves around Julio Madiaga, a poor fisherman, who goes to the city to look for his long lost love, Ligaya Paraiso. His search leads to a radical shift in his character, from that of a naïve probinsyano (country boy) to angry man thirsting for justice. 
Complete schedule:

Check out this year’s line up below.
 

20 Ans d’écart (It Boy)
Directed by David Moreau
Produced by Echo Films
Genre: Fiction
Running time: 1 h 32 min
Released: March 6, 2013
Production year: 2012
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fy3JFxjXPso
Screening date: June 14, 3:30pm

Alice Lantins is 38 years old. She’s beautiful, ambitious, and her impeccable professional conscience makes her neglect her private life. In short, she has everything to become the next editor-in-chief of Rebelle magazine - everything except for her uptight image. But when the young and charming Balthazar, barely 20 years old, crosses Alice’s path, her colleagues’ attitude inexplicably changes. Realizing that the she holds the key to her promotion, Alice stages the comedy of an improbable idyll.
 

La Vénus à la fourrure (Venus in Fur)
Directed by Roman Polanski
Produced by RP Productions
Genre: Fiction
Running time: 1 h 35 min
Released: November 13, 2013
Production year: 2012
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5WRsxFjgnw
Screening dates: June 10, 11:00pm / June 13, 3:30pm / June 14, 8:30pm

Alone in a Paris theater after a long day of auditioning actresses for the lead role in his new play, writer-director Thomas complains on the phone about the poor caliber of talent he has seen. No actress has what it takes to play his lead female character - a woman who enters into an agreement with her male counterpart to dominate him as her slave. Thomas is about to leave the theater when actress Vanda bursts in, a whirlwind of erratic - and, it turns out, erotic – energy.

At first she seems to embody everything Thomas has been lamenting. She is pushy, foul-mouthed, desperate and ill-prepared - or so it seems. But when Thomas finally, reluctantly, agrees to let her try out for the part, he is stunned and captivated by her transformation. Not only is Vanda a perfect fit (even sharing the character’s name), but she apparently has researched the role exhaustively - down to buying props, reading source materials and learning every line by heart. The likeness proves to be much more than skin-deep. As the extended “audition” builds momentum, Thomas moves from attraction to obsession.
 

Quai d’Orsay
Directed by Bertrand Tavernier
Produced by Little Bear, Pathé Films
Genre: Fiction
Running time: 1 h 53 min
Released: November 6, 2013
Production year: 2012
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxF7US5YYUk
Screening dates: June 11, 8:30pm / June 13, 11:00pm / June 14, 1:00pm

Alexandre Taillard de Worms is tall, magnificent, a dashing man attractive to women and, incidentally, Minister of Foreign Affairs in the land of the Enlightenment: France. His silver mane and his robust athlete’s body are everywhere, from the United Nations tribunal in New York to the powder keg of Oubanga. He admonishes powerful men and invokes the finest minds in order to bring peace and calm the trigger-happy - and to justify his aura of a future Nobel Prize for cosmic peace.

Alexandre Taillard de Worms is a powerful thinker, fighting with the back-up of the holy trinity of diplomatic concepts: legitimacy, lucidity and efficiency. He fights against American neo-conservatists, corrupt Russians, and greedy Chinese. Although the world doesn’t deserve France’s generosity of spirit, Taillard de Worms’ art feels cramped within the nation’s borders. Arthur Vlaminck, a young academic preparing his PhD, is hired by the minister. To put it plainly, he must write the great man’s speeches. But first he must learn how to deal with the prince’s moods and his entourage, forging a place between his cabinet director and advisers who haunt the Quai d’Orsay, where stress, ambition and underhand tactics are all part of operations. Just when he glimpses the world’s fate, he is threatened by the technocrats’ inertia.
 

Situation amoureuse : C’est compliqué (Relationship Status: It’s Complicated)
Directed by Manu Payet, Rodolphe Lauga
Produced by LGM Cinéma SAS
Genre: Fiction
Running time: 1 h 40 min
Released: March 19, 2014
Production year: 2013
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQ6ZXHYozWI
Screening dates: June 13, 8:30pm / June 14, 6:00pm / June 15, 8:30pm

Thirty-year-old Ben is about to marry Juliette. His quiet, ordered life will fall to pieces when he meets up again with the person he secretly wants to see the most: Vanessa, the high school bombshell who never so much as looked in his direction. She’s back in Paris, and the only person she now knows is him.
 

Les beaux jours (Bright Days Ahead)
Directed by Marion Vernoux
Produced by Les Films du Kiosque
Genre: Fiction
Running time: 1 h 34 min
Released: June 19, 2013
Production year: 2013
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbUEH1XbXTo
Screening dates: June 10, 6:00pm / June 11, 11:00pm / June 15, 1:00pm

Bright days ahead? Caroline has retired, at last. A new life lies before her: time to take care of her children, her husband, and, most of all, herselfl. However, she soon comes to realize that this new freedom is synonymous with boredom and idleness. Especially when she receives a membership to her neighborhood’s senior club as a birthday present… Reluctant at first, she nevertheless decides to take the plunge. Oddly enough, she meets great people there, starting with the young computer science teacher, who is far from insensitive to her charms. Caroline gradually takes control of her life again and lives a second youth: taking a new lover, living new experiences, breaking the rules, not doing what’s expected of her… Who said that retirement was the beginning of the end and not a new beginning?
 

Mon âme par toi guérie (One of a Kind)
Directed by François Dupeyron
Produced by Alfama Films Production
Genres : Fiction
Running time: 2 h 4 min
Released: September 25, 2013
Production year: 2013
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XwBILnvhY8
Screening dates: June 9, 8:30pm / June 11, 6:00pm / June 15, 3:30pm

Frédi has the gift of healing hands, transmitted to him by his mother. He wants nothing to do with this ‘gift,’, but when his mother dies, he’s obliged to make use of it. Although he wonders where this ability came from, he can do nothing but accept it.
 

Une autre vie (Lovers)
Directed by Emmanuel Mouret
Produced by Moby Dick Films
Genres: Fiction
Running time: 1 h 35 min
Released: January 22, 2014
Production year: 2013
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2zEP81m8so
Screening dates: June 10, 1:00pm / June 11, 3:30pm / June 13, 6:00pm

Jean, an electrician, installs alarms in the South of France. He encounters Aurore, a famous pianist. Despite their differences, they immediately fall in love with each other and envisage a life together. Jean wants to leave Dolorès, his longtime companion. But she’s prepared to do anything to hold on to him.
 

Amour et turbulences (Love is in the Air)
Directed by Alexandre Castagnetti
Produced by Reverence, Thelma Films
Genres: Fiction
Running time: 1 h 36 min
Released: April 3, 2013
Production year: 2012
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CpZHYl9kro
Screening dates: June 10, 3:30pm / June 11, 1:00pm / June 14, 11:00pm

On her way back from New York to Paris, where she’s soon to be married, Julie finds herself sitting next to Antoine, an attractive cad whom she dated 3 years earlier. She’ll do everything she can to avoid him, whereas he’s counting on the 7-hour flight to win her back! It’s an opportunity for us to travel back in time and witness their encounter, their love affair, their break-up… So many incredible, romantic, and caustic scenes that will make this journey the most moving one of their lives.
 

L’Écume des jours (Mood Indigo)
Directed by Michel Gondry
Produced by Brio Films
Genre: Fiction
Running time: 2 h 5 min
Released: April 24, 2013
Production year: 2013
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZD_I5VleaZM
Screening dates: June 10, 8:30pm / June 13, 1:00pm / June 15, 6:00pm

This is the surreal and poetic story of Colin, an idealistic and inventive young man, who meets Chloé, a young woman who seems to be the incarnation of a blues by Duke Ellington. Their idyllic marriage turns to sorrow when Chloé becomes ill, due to a water lilly growing in her lung. To pay for her medical care, in a fantastical Paris, Colin must work in increasingly absurd conditions, while their apartment falls to bits around them and their circle of friends, including talented Nicolas, and Chick, a fanatic of the philosoper Jean-Sol Sartre, disintegrates.
 

On The Job
Directed by Erik Matti
Produced by Star Cinema
Genre: Fiction
Running time: 2 hrs 1 minute
Released: 2013
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SAMWfe_d88
Screening date: June 12, 3:30pm

On The Job is about the ambitions passions of four men trying to make a living, for themselves and their families. It shows the parallels between two prison inmates who are contract killers, and the two agents of the law investigating the murders. As they get caught in a web of machination of corrupt government officials, their jobs lead them on a head-on collision against each other with their loved ones as collateral damage.
 

Norte: Hangganan ng Kasaysayan
Directed by Lav Diaz
Produced by Moira (Raymond Lee)
Genre: Fiction
Running time: 4 hrs 10 mins
Released: 2013
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4kE-4a8GDc
Screening date: June 12, 6:00pm

The lives of three people take a turn when one of them commits a crime. Joaquin (Archie Alemania) is failing miserably at providing for his family when his money lender gets murdered. The crime is pinned on him. Misery and solitude would transform him in prison. Left to fend for the family, his wife Eliza (Angeli Bayani) pours all of her strength to battling with despair and eking out a living for their children. The real perpetrator, Fabian (Sid Lucero), roams free. His disillusionment with his country – its history of revolutions marred by betrayal and crimes unpunished – drives him to the edge of sanity, of humanity.
 

Maynila: Sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag
Directed by Lino Brocka
Genre: Fiction
Running time: 2 hrs 5 mins
Screening date: June 12, 1:00pm

The story revolves around Julio Madiaga, a poor fisherman, who goes to the city to look for his long lost love, Ligaya Paraiso. His search leads to a radical shift in his character, from that of a naïve probinsyano (country boy) to angry man thirsting for justice. 

Complete schedule:

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Trailer: ‘This Is Where I Leave You" - Sept 12

Directed by Shawn Levy, written by Jonathan Tropper, starring Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Corey Stoll, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne, Timothy Olyphant, Abigail Spencer, Ari Graynor, Kathryn Hahn, Jane Fonda, Dax Shepherd, Connie Britton and Ben Schwartz.

Pixar just revealed plot details of its latest animated tale,Inside Out, which will take viewers inside the mind of an 11-year-old girl named Riley.
Pixar writes:  “Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions — Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.”

Pixar just revealed plot details of its latest animated tale,Inside Out, which will take viewers inside the mind of an 11-year-old girl named Riley.

Pixar writes:  “Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions — Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.”

good morning y’all!

good morning y’all!

Teaser Trailer
12:50 AM

It’s easy to feel hopeful on a beautiful day like today, but there will be dark days ahead of us too. There will be days where you feel all alone and that’s when hope is needed most. No matter how buried it gets or how lost you feel, you most promise me that you will hold on to hope.

Keep it alive! We have to be greater than what we suffer. My wish for you is to become hope. People need that. And even if we fail what better way is there to live?

As we look around here today at all the people who helped make us who we are, I know it feels like we’re saying goodbye but we will carry a piece of each other into everything we do next. To remind us of who we are and if we were meant to be.

I am in love with you.

12:12 AM

Adik ka kasi sa pag-asa. Lumaklak ka kaya ng reyalidad.

Starting Over Again, Star Cinema

Cause every time I look at you…

STARTING OVER AGAIN Music Video by Lani Misalucha

(c) Star Cinema

Saying goodbye is important.
Garden State