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SCIALLA Easily Inspires

Filippo Scicchitano (Luca) is very popular with his classmates. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

Filippo Scicchitano (Luca) is very popular with his classmates. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

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“Pietas has many meanings: the sense of duty, devotion to religion, the fatherland, the family. How is Aeneas symbolically shown? Fleeing Troy as it burns and carrying his father on his back. A son who has so much love and compassion for his father that he carries him on his back, see? Respect but not in the sense you mean (fear of mafia/ criminals): respect for others. ” Bruno Beltrame (Fabrizio Bentivoglio) is a tutor trying to show his student Luca (Filippo Scicchitano) the finer points of Roman literature to no avail.

Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Bruno) tutors Luca. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Bruno) tutors Luca. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

Bruno is a washed up writer just trying to eke out a living tutoring because it’s more convenient and pays more than a teacher. Luca is a typical teenager who gets on everyone’s nerves, belligerent, aimless, hates school. They were perfect for each other, as Bruno disliked teaching or making him do anything. Bruno was actually one of the cooler grown ups in Luca’s life until one day when things take a dramatic turn. Marina (Arianna Scommegna), Luca’s mom has to work in Africa as a translator. She tells Bruno that Luca is actually his son and asks to live with him for 6 months while she’s away.

Arianna Scommegna (Marina) reveals a long held secret from Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Bruno). Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

Arianna Scommegna (Marina) reveals a long held secret from Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Bruno). Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

SCIALA is one of many European films that can be seen for free at the CINE EUROPA 17 screened at Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall. Cine Europa film fest will run in Shang Mall in Mandaluyong from September 11-21, 2014.

from left: METROMANILA stars Jake Macapagal & Althea Vega with DOT (UK) Sales Mgr Richard De Villa. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: METROMANILA stars Jake Macapagal & Althea Vega with DOT (UK) Sales Mgr Richard De Villa. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Cine Europa will then move to other cities: Baguio Cinematheque from September 23-28, Ilo-ilo Cinematheque from September 30 to October 5, Ayala Center Cinema in Cebu from October 10-12, Visayas State University in Leyte and then Tacloban from October 21-26. Davao will host the screenings from October 28-November 2, Zamboanga Cinematheque from November 4-9 and concluding screenings in Liceo De Cagayan University in Cagayan De Oro from November 13-16.

The film title SCIALLA translates to ‘easy’ in Italian but is derived from the Islamic saying Inshalla or ‘God Willing’. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

The film title SCIALLA translates to ‘easy’ in Italian but is derived from the Islamic saying Inshalla or ‘God Willing’. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

The film title SCIALA translates to ‘easy’ in Italian but is derived from the Islamic saying Inshalla or ‘God Willing’. In Italy it has evolved into a more commonly used term by teenagers meaning take it easy or relax. SCIALA is deceptively simple but the film allows us to see the power of literature. Poetic ancient words still have that same moving influence in our modern world if we only listen to it. Novels, poems even classical music are able to inspire people around Bruno even if he seems so jaded and the one who actually delivers them.

Just like the many poets of old SCIALA also includes the gritty, urban side of Rome’s hip-hop scene. Twelve tracks of the original soundtrack were produced by The Ceasars and sung by the Italian rapper Amir Issaa. The song “Scialla” won the “Premio Cinema Giovane” for the best original soundtrack.

The soundtrack includes QUESTA E ROMA (THIS IS ROME) by rapper Amir Issaaa aka China. The music creates that perfect feel and atmosphere in the dangerous neighborhoods of the ancient city. Amir has written songs about immigrant children who have grown up in Italy but do not have the same rights as those whose parents are Italian citizens. His cause is like that of Fil-Am Jose Antonio Vargas in the U.S.

SCIALLA shows Rome’s gritty urban side. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

SCIALLA shows Rome’s gritty urban side. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

Luca seems like a lost cause at 16. He’s a product of his environment that glorifies money, wealth, fame even violence. His main ambition in life is to be a drug pusher. Filippo Scicchitano, who makes his debut in this film, plays Luca. He’s big for his age and is a toughie, into boxing and bully’s his younger friends and even grown ups. Scicchitano shows his incredible versatility early in his career. He convincingly played the gay best friend in the film FASTEN YOUR SEATBELT screened at the Italian Film Festival that was also held at Shang Rila Plaza Mall. The two roles couldn’t be more different and polar opposites. Scicchitano has a bright a future ahead of him almost chameleon like from one interesting role to the next.

Filippo Scicchitano (Luca) watches Tina’s ‘video’ on his laptop. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

Filippo Scicchitano (Luca) watches Tina’s ‘video’ on his laptop. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Bruno) on cell. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Bruno) on cell. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

Fabrizio Bentivoglio plays the biographer/tutor Bruno Beltrame with a very sympathetic and endearing quality. Bruno is one of those people who’s undeniably brilliant but has been through so much in life they’ve already given up. As a means to bolster his income he readily gives his services as ghostwriter to rich people doing their autobiography.

Barbora Bobulova plays the sexy Tina. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

Barbora Bobulova plays the sexy Tina. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

The hot Barbora Bobulova is cast as Tina, the wealthy former porno star who hires Bruno as ghostwriter. Bobulova is a red haired version of Scarlett Johanssen and has even more charms, curves and sex appeal. Although Tina is retired from the pornographic career she still has the looks. She plays Chopin to relax and often discusses the great novelists with Bruno.

former porn star Barbora Bobulova (Tina) plays Chopin to relax. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

former porn star Barbora Bobulova (Tina) plays Chopin to relax. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

Luca is hard headed as ever ruining not only his life but also that of Bruno’s. Eventually, Italian literature helps save them both. There is this genuine love for knowledge, history, culture that results from a traumatic experience. The movie is for anyone who has ever lost hope and wants to regain inspiration through eloquent words. Who would ever think that a quote from Pasolini could change their fate?

The desire for wealth is thus bandit-like, aristocratic similar to mine. Everyone thinks of himself, about winning his anguished bet and saying to himself with a royal grin: ‘I made it!’”

from left: Prince Chidozie Manujibeya (Prince) and Filippo Scicchitano (Luca). Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

from left: Prince Chidozie Manujibeya (Prince) and Filippo Scicchitano (Luca). Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

from right: Swiss Emb Sr. Proj Officer & Asst Head of Mission Diana Chan, PIA Officer Cristina Moricca, METROMANILA/DEMENTIA actress Althea Vega, French Press Attaché Camille Conde, Cyril Constatino, Writer Adrian Lontoc and Japan Foundation Proj Coordinator Roland Samson. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

from right: Swiss Emb Sr. Proj Officer & Asst Head of Mission Diana Chan, PIA Officer Cristina Moricca, METROMANILA/DEMENTIA actress Althea Vega, French Press Attaché Camille Conde, Cyril Constatino, Writer Adrian Lontoc and Japan Foundation Proj Coordinator Roland Samson. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Filippo Scicchitano (Luca) takes call from mom in Africa. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

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from left: Alessandro Tuzzi (Bidello) and Filippo Scicchitano (Luca). Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

from left: Alessandro Tuzzi (Bidello) and Filippo Scicchitano (Luca). Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

from left: Giuseppe Guarino (Carmelo), Filippo Scicchitano (Luca) and Prince Chidozie Manujibeya (Prince). Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

from left: Giuseppe Guarino (Carmelo), Filippo Scicchitano (Luca) and Prince Chidozie Manujibeya (Prince). Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

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Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Bruno) takes Filippo Scicchitano (Luca) to school on his scooter. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Bruno) takes Filippo Scicchitano (Luca) to school on his scooter. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

Barbora Bobulova plays the sexy Tina. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

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Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Bruno) talks about Achilles’ homosexual relationship with Patroclus to Filippo Scicchitano (Luca). Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Bruno) talks about Achilles’ homosexual relationship with Patroclus to Filippo Scicchitano (Luca). Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Bruno)  & Barbora Bobulova (Tina). Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Bruno) & Barbora Bobulova (Tina). Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

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from left: Filippo Scicchitano (Luca)  & Prince Chidozie Manujibeya (Prince). Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

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Filippo Scicchitano (Luca) horses around with Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Bruno). Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

Filippo Scicchitano (Luca) horses around with Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Bruno). Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

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from right Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Bruno) gives Filippo Scicchitano (Luca) long delayed life lessons. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

from right Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Bruno) gives Filippo Scicchitano (Luca) long delayed life lessons. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

left Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Bruno) with rich client Barbora Bobulova (Tina), Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

left Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Bruno) with rich client Barbora Bobulova (Tina), Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

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from right Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Bruno) gives Filippo Scicchitano (Luca) long delayed life lessons. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

from right Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Bruno) gives Filippo Scicchitano (Luca) long delayed life lessons. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

from left: French Press Attaché Camille Conde, Writer Claire Agbayani, Cong. Rufus Rodriguez, FDCP Media Affairs Ina Avellana Cosio and Writer Adrian Lontoc. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: French Press Attaché Camille Conde, Writer Claire Agbayani, Cong. Rufus Rodriguez, FDCP Media Affairs Ina Avellana Cosio and Writer Adrian Lontoc. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

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right Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Bruno) scrimps on cash and avoids hot meal. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

right Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Bruno) scrimps on cash and avoids hot meal. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

Filippo Scicchitano (Luca) skips class to text his pals. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

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from right Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Bruno) gives Filippo Scicchitano (Luca) long delayed life lessons. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

from right Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Bruno) gives Filippo Scicchitano (Luca) long delayed life lessons. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

Barbora Bobulova (Tina) is still a hot red head after retiring from porn. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

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left: Filippo Scicchitano (Luca)  and Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Bruno) their first meal together is in fast food. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

left: Filippo Scicchitano (Luca) and Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Bruno) their first meal together is in fast food. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

The film title SCIALLA translates to ‘easy’ in Italian but is derived from the Islamic saying Inshalla or ‘God Willing’. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

The film title SCIALLA translates to ‘easy’ in Italian but is derived from the Islamic saying Inshalla or ‘God Willing’. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

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left: Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Bruno) was one of the cool grown ups in Luca’s life. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

left: Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Bruno) was one of the cool grown ups in Luca’s life. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

Raffaella Lebboroni (Professora Di Biagio)chides Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Bruno) on his parenting. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

Raffaella Lebboroni (Professora Di Biagio)chides Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Bruno) on his parenting. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

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Cine Europa in Zamboanga

Nearly a year later, people still live in tents in Tacloban a similar situation in Zamboanga. Photo by Jude Bautista

Nearly a year later, people still live in tents in Tacloban a similar situation in Zamboanga. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Cine Europa 2013 already scheduled screenings in Zamboanga known as The City of Flowers or Asia’s Latin City. But were cancelled when the MNLF lay siege to the city and the resulting violence that erupted between them and the government forces. What happened next was a humanitarian disaster: a total of 100,000 people were displaced from barangays being set aflame. Although the violence has been quelled, a great number of people still live in camps. Of last count there have been 167 deaths, which include children who have succumbed to diseases acquired from the evacuation camps.

Nearly a year later, people still live in tents in Tacloban a similar situation in Zamboanga. Photo by Jude Bautista

Nearly a year later, people still live in tents in Tacloban a similar situation in Zamboanga. Photo by Jude Bautista

This year Cine Europa will finally be able to push through with the free screenings of Europe’s finest films in Zamboanga Cinematheque from November 4-9, 2014. While it may not rebuild the homes they badly need it may give them a much-needed breather from the day-to-day struggles they face.

EU Delegation Political Counselor Dr. Julian Vassallo. Cine Europa will screen the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista.

EU Delegation Political Counselor Dr. Julian Vassallo. Cine Europa will screen the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista.

EU Delegation Political Counselor Dr. Julian Vassallo said, “The Zamboanga Cinematheque screening is with the help of the FDCP (Film Development Council of the Phil). It was not possible last year. I will be there myself. We are happy that we are expanding it. This is one of the things that we are very proud in Cine Europa that we are expanding and growing to the four corners of the country. You don’t make it very easy for us with 7,100 islands.”

Now on its 17th year the Cine Europa film fest has screened the best films from Europe in its home at the Shang Cineplex in Shangri La Plaza Mall. It will run from September 11-21, 2014. The fest has always had long lines watching films from as far as Czechoslovakia to Bulgaria to the more familiar Italian and English cinema.

from left: EU Political Counselor Dr. Julian Vassallo and FDCP Exec Dir Mike Dela Rosa. Cine Europa will screen the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista.

from left: EU Political Counselor Dr. Julian Vassallo and FDCP Exec Dir Mike Dela Rosa. Cine Europa will screen the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista.

Cine Europa will then move to other cities: Baguio Cinematheque from September 23-28, Ilo-ilo Cinematheque from September 30 to October 5, Ayala Center Cinema in Cebu from October 10-12, Special screenings will also be held in Tacloban from October 21-26. Davao will host the screenings from October 28-November 2, Zamboanga Cinematheque from November 4-9 and concluding screenings in Liceo De Cagayan University in Cagayan De Oro from November 13-16.

Admission is free to all screenings at all locations for the two-month festival.

foreground from left: French Emb Audio Visual Attaché Martin Macalintal, FDCP Exec Mike Dela Rosa, Austrian Emb Consular Affairs Lisbeth Strohmeier, Spanish Emb First Sec. Meritxell Parayre-Sabés, Danish Emb Charge d’Affaires Pia Salma, Emb of Netherlands rep Fleur Edens, Swiss Emb Sr. Proj Officer & Asst Head of Mission Diana Chan, EU Public Affairs Officer Thelma Gecolea, Shangri-La Plaza Mktg Div Head Marline Dualan, EU Info Officer Robert Leon and Phil Italian Association officer Cristina Moricca. Background from left: Inst Cervantes MLA Dir. Dr. Carlos Madrid, Goethe Inst Dir. Dr. Petra Raymond and EU Political Counselor Dr. Julian Vassallo. Cine Europa will screen the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista.

foreground from left: French Emb Audio Visual Attaché Martin Macalintal, FDCP Exec Mike Dela Rosa, Austrian Emb Consular Affairs Lisbeth Strohmeier, Spanish Emb First Sec. Meritxell Parayre-Sabés, Danish Emb Charge d’Affaires Pia Salma, Emb of Netherlands rep Fleur Edens, Swiss Emb Sr. Proj Officer & Asst Head of Mission Diana Chan, EU Public Affairs Officer Thelma Gecolea, Shangri-La Plaza Mktg Div Head Marline Dualan, EU Info Officer Robert Leon and Phil Italian Association officer Cristina Moricca. Background from left: Inst Cervantes MLA Dir. Dr. Carlos Madrid, Goethe Inst Dir. Dr. Petra Raymond and EU Political Counselor Dr. Julian Vassallo. Cine Europa will screen the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista.

The line up this year has a total of 23 movies from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy The Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Norway and Switzerland.

Goethe Institut Philipinen, the cultural center of Germany here in our country is one of the more active participants in Cine Europa. Goethe Institut was also part of the recently concluded International Silent Film Festival also held at the Shang Cineplex.

from left: Goethe Inst Dir. Dr. Petra Raymond and EU Political Counselor Dr. Julian Vassallo. Cine Europa will screen the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista.

from left: Goethe Inst Dir. Dr. Petra Raymond and EU Political Counselor Dr. Julian Vassallo. Cine Europa will screen the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista.

Goethe Institut Director Dr. Petra Raymond explains, “This is the attraction of Cine Europa that is not only in Metro Manila. We are going out enlarging our screening venues. We are working closely with the FDCP, this is a strong point of Cine Europa. The Philippines has these 7,000 islands. We have the need to manage how to communicate bring people together. People are like I have to go to Manila. This is not good for Manila. If you are present in these other places then it makes them culturally attractive. People may say hey we can have a living there because things are coming to us. Of course its difficult to handle that specifically in Mindanao.”

ANG SAYAW NG DALAWANG KALIWANG PAA team from right: Producer Alemberg Ang, Associate Producers Beth Maquiling-Lozada, Gaye Domingo and Dennis Cortez. Photo was taken during the 35th Gawad Urian awards night last June 13, 2012 at the AFP Theater. Photo by Jude Bautista

ANG SAYAW NG DALAWANG KALIWANG PAA team from right: Producer Alemberg Ang, Associate Producers Beth Maquiling-Lozada, Gaye Domingo and Dennis Cortez. Photo was taken during the 35th Gawad Urian awards night last June 13, 2012 at the AFP Theater. Photo by Jude Bautista

The European Union has always been a model for countries coming together for economic and political reasons. The film fest is a product of this harmony. Raymond goes on, “Unity is only possible because we have respect for the differences. Otherwise its pressure and you don’t feel comfortable. When you look at all these films they all have a relation to the topic of family. Even these two German films are so different. Family has a big role to play in the Philippines. I can totally relate to this feeling. Or think this can never be possible in the Philippines. Or it is the same here. So there’s a big possibility of how you can relate and connect to the films. The structure of Europe is the freedom to be different and that is important.” Maybe the respect for differences can also be key to peace in Mindanao.

from left: Phil Italian Association officer Cristina Moricca, Inst Cervantes MLA Dir. Dr. Carlos Madrid and Austrian Emb Consular Affairs Lisbeth Strohmeier. Cine Europa will screen the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista.

from left: Phil Italian Association officer Cristina Moricca, Inst Cervantes MLA Dir. Dr. Carlos Madrid and Austrian Emb Consular Affairs Lisbeth Strohmeier. Cine Europa will screen the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista.

The 17th Cine Europa also has an emphasis on film forums and education. Urian award winning producer Alemberg Ang will have a talk about Film Appreciation September 12 Friday, 11am at the Shang Cineplex. The forum is followed by a screening of MAGNIFICO-2pm and ANG PAGDADALAGA NI MAXIMO OLIVEROS-4pm. On Saturday 1pm there will be a forum between Filipino Filmmakers with the EU Cultural officers from Spain, Italy, & France. And a screening of Lav Diaz’ NORTE, HANGGANAN NG KASAYSAYAN. All events will be at the Shang Cineplex, Shang rila Plaza Mall.

from left AMOK team: Writer Paul Sta. Ana, John Bedia, Best Supporting actor nominee Garry Lim and director / Best Editing awardee Lawrence Fajardo, with Best Picture awardee Producer Alemberg ANG ANG SAYAW NG DALAWANG KALIWANG PAA. Photo was taken during the 35th Gawad Urian awards night last June 13, 2012 at the AFP Theater. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left AMOK team: Writer Paul Sta. Ana, John Bedia, Best Supporting actor nominee Garry Lim and director / Best Editing awardee Lawrence Fajardo, with Best Picture awardee Producer Alemberg ANG ANG SAYAW NG DALAWANG KALIWANG PAA. Photo was taken during the 35th Gawad Urian awards night last June 13, 2012 at the AFP Theater. Photo by Jude Bautista

Cine Europa Tacloban Bound

Nearly a year later, people still live in tents in Tacloban. Photo by Jude Bautista

Nearly a year later, people still live in tents in Tacloban. Photo by Jude Bautista

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By Jude Bautista

Nearly a year after the strongest typhoon in recorded history pounded Tacloban and Visayas, these areas are still struggling to put their lives back together. Portions of population in Tacloban are still living in tents, residential homes still lie in ruins.

Cultural exchange through a film festival like Cine Europa may not be the infrastructure of roads, bridges and schools that they need. But it may give them a much-needed breather from the day-to-day struggles they face. From the Visayas State University in Leyte, special screenings for families affected by Yolanda will be held from October 21-26 in Tacloban.

Kids play between ships that were tossed on shore during storm surge nearly a year ago. Photo by Jude Bautista

Kids play between ships that were tossed on shore during storm surge nearly a year ago. Photo by Jude Bautista

Now on its 17th year the Cine Europa film fest has screened the best films from Europe in its home at the Shang Cineplex in Shangri La Plaza Mall. It will run from September 11-21, 2014. The fest has always had long lines watching films from as far as Czechoslovakia to Bulgaria to the more familiar Italian and English cinema.

Cine Europa will then move to other cities: Baguio Cinematheque from September 23-28, Ilo-ilo Cinematheque from September 30 to October 5, Ayala Center Cinema in Cebu from October 10-12. Davao will host the screenings from October 28-November 2, Zamboanga Cinematheque from November 4-9 and concluding screenings in Liceo De Cagayan University in Cagayan De Oro from November 13-16.

foreground from left: French Emb Audio Visual Attaché Martin Macalintal, FDCP, Austrian Emb Consular Affairs Lisbeth Strohmeier, Spanish Emb First Sec. Meritxell Parayre-Sabés, Danish Emb Charge d’Affaires Pia Salma, Emb of Netherlands rep Fleur Edens, Swiss Emb Sr. Proj Officer & Asst Head of Mission Diana Chan, EU Public Affairs Officer Thelma Gecolea, Shangri-La Plaza Mktg Div Head Marline Dualan, EU Info Officer Robert Leon and Phil Italian Association officer Cristina Moricca. Background from left: Inst Cervantes MLA Dir. Dr. Carlos Madrid, Goethe Inst Dir. Dr. Petra Raymond and EU Political Counselor Dr. Julian Vassallo. Cine Europa will screen the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

foreground from left: French Emb Audio Visual Attaché Martin Macalintal, FDCP Exec Mike Dela Rosa, Austrian Emb Consular Affairs Lisbeth Strohmeier, Spanish Emb First Sec. Meritxell Parayre-Sabés, Danish Emb Charge d’Affaires Pia Salma, Emb of Netherlands rep Fleur Edens, Swiss Emb Sr. Proj Officer & Asst Head of Mission Diana Chan, EU Public Affairs Officer Thelma Gecolea, Shangri-La Plaza Mktg Div Head Marline Dualan, EU Info Officer Robert Leon and Phil Italian Association officer Cristina Moricca. Background from left: Inst Cervantes MLA Dir. Dr. Carlos Madrid, Goethe Inst Dir. Dr. Petra Raymond and EU Political Counselor Dr. Julian Vassallo. Cine Europa will screen the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista.

Admission is free to all screenings at all locations for the two-month festival.

The line up this year has a total of 23 movies from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy The Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Norway and Switzerland.

EU Delegation Political Counselor Dr. Julian Vassallo. Cine Europa will screen the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

EU Delegation Political Counselor Dr. Julian Vassallo. Cine Europa will screen the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

EU Delegation Political Counselor Dr. Julian Vassallo said, “Yes we’re very keen to make this leg in Tacloban happen for obvious reasons. There are many European aid agencies working on the ground in Tacloban and we hope to rope them in to help us secure participation. We’re looking at different options for the location of the screening. There are challenges as you can imagine.”

Vehicles were tossed by floods during Yolanda, this one just a few meters away from the airport. Photo by Jude Bautista

Vehicles were tossed by floods during Yolanda, this one just a few meters away from the airport. Photo by Jude Bautista

There are logistical difficulties stemming from recent problems with infrastructure, “We have a new challenge that turned up today. You may have heard that the airport of Tacloban is now closed and will only be open to turbo prop aircraft for the foreseeable future. We’re looking at venues that can accommodate people who have been most affected by what happened. One possibility is to use the astrodome. We’re also looking at other possibilities if that does not work out. That is something that we are very keen to see realized.”

Trees that produced coconut water and meat were totally devastated in Tacloban, Leyte. They have NOT recovered from the loss even after a year. Photo by Jude Bautista

Trees that produced coconut water and meat were totally devastated in Tacloban, Leyte. They have NOT recovered from the loss even after a year. Photo by Jude Bautista

Goethe Institut Philipinen, the cultural center of Germany here in our country is one of the more active participants in Cine Europa. Goethe Institut was also part of the recently concluded International Silent Film Festival also held at the Shang Cineplex.

Ships that were tossed on shore during storm surge nearly a year ago are still there blocking streets and a burden to the people in Tacloban, Leyte. Photo by Jude Bautista

Ships that were tossed on shore during storm surge nearly a year ago are still there blocking streets and a burden to the people in Tacloban, Leyte. Photo by Jude Bautista

Goethe Institut Philipinen Director Petra Raymond was recently able to visit Tacloban to see first hand the current situation. That’s why for her having the fest there is vital. She said, “Its very important to send a signal there. I was there in June, 7 months after Yolanda, a lot of people are still struggling. You have brand new Petrol stations and supermarkets. Which is necessary that you provide these goods. But to see how much money went in there and next door is just broken construction. People don’t know what to do. Its good they have basketball courts. Its good they have an opportunity, they have a hard day living to see some films, which are, entertaining as well. They need to have that. We would like to be visible as Europe in the Philippines and Europe as a big variety. A film festival is a good way to show that.”

from left: K’NA THE DREAMWEAVER director Ida Anita Del Mundo, EU Political Counselor Dr. Julian Vassallo and FDCP Exec Dir Mike Dela Rosa. Cine Europa will screen the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: K’NA THE DREAMWEAVER director Ida Anita Del Mundo, EU Political Counselor Dr. Julian Vassallo and FDCP Exec Dir Mike Dela Rosa. Cine Europa will screen the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Graffiti on ship that was tossed on shore during storm surge says it all. Photo by Jude Bautista

Graffiti on ship that was tossed on shore during storm surge says it all. Photo by Jude Bautista

Silent Film fest Proves: Culture Has No Border

from left: Goethe Inst Phil Dir. Petra Raymond, MCL Founder Prof Jonas Baes.  and Francis De Veyra (RADIOACTIVESAGO PROJECT). Catch Silent films for free with live scoring by the hottest bands at the Intl Silent Film Fest at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall from Aug 28-31, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Goethe Inst Phil Dir. Petra Raymond, MCL Founder Prof Jonas Baes.
and Francis De Veyra (RADIOACTIVESAGO PROJECT). Catch Silent films for free with live scoring by the hottest bands at the Intl Silent Film Fest at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall from Aug 28-31, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Written and photographed

By Jude Bautista

“How do we link young people to their responsibility for development? A silent film festival is an entertaining way to think about how to take over responsibility, how to take care, how to engage and not all things are irrelevant. Musicians from the country can relate to films from other countries. It shows that culture has no border. Silent films as language and music are able to overcome borders,” said Goethe Institut Philipinen Director Dr. Petra Raymond.

Raymond is referring to the 8th Edition of the International Silent Film Festival to be held at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall from August 28-31, 2014. This is the festival where Filipino musicians score silent films from different parts of the world live. This year will also feature a world-renowned pianist from France Hakim Bentchouala-Golobitch. The screenings are free and open to the public on a first come first served basis. Every year there are long queues so make sure to check listings and schedules.

 

Der Mude: Catch Germany’s DER MÜDE TOD (Destiny) with MANILA COMPOSER’S LAB in cooperation with Dr. Pierre Oser. Entrance is for free on first come first served basis at the Intl Silent Film Fest at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall from Aug 28-31, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Der Mude: Catch Germany’s DER MÜDE TOD (Destiny) with MANILA COMPOSER’S LAB in cooperation with Dr. Pierre Oser. Entrance is for free on first come first served basis at the Intl Silent Film Fest at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall from Aug 28-31, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

USA-CITY OF LIGHTS starring Charlie Chaplin with RADIOACTIVE SAGO PROJECT (Aug 28), Germany-DER MÜDE TOD (Destiny) with MANILA COMPOSER’S LAB in cooperation with Dr. Pierre Oser (Aug 29), France-VERDUN: VISIONS D’HISTOIRE (Verdun:Versions of History) with pianist HAKIM BENTCHOULA-GOLOBITCH (Aug 29), Italy-MA L’AMOR MIO NON MUORE! (Love Everlasting) with Caliph8 & Soprano Fame Flores (Aug 30), Japan- CHUJI TABI NIKKI (A Diary of Chuji’s Travels) with KAAPIN (Aug 30), Spain- CURRO VARGAS with GLASS CHERRY BREAKERS (Aug 31), Philippines- ANG TIGMO SA AKING PAGPAULI (Riddles of my Homecoming) with KALAYO (Aug 31).

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The silent film festival has been going on at the Shang Cineplex for 8 years. The event has hosted films contributed by embassies and is anything but profit driven. French Audio Visual Attaché Martin Macalintal said, “The local cost of organizing a film fest can be prohibitive. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Shang Rila Plaza for hosting the festival.”

from right: FDCP Exec Dir. Teddy Granados, Shang Rila Plaza Mktg. Div. Head Marline Dualan, FDCP Head of Cinema Evaluation & Coordination Wilma Isleta. Catch Silent films for free with live scoring by the hottest bands at the Intl Silent Film Fest at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall from Aug 28-31, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

from right: FDCP Exec Dir. Teddy Granados, Shang Rila Plaza Mktg. Div. Head Marline Dualan, FDCP Head of Cinema Evaluation & Coordination Wilma Isleta. Catch Silent films for free with live scoring by the hottest bands at the Intl Silent Film Fest at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall from Aug 28-31, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

The Film Development Council has been part of the fest for several years, sponsoring and organizing the Philippine entry. FDCP Executive Dir Teddy Granados adds, “I would like to congratulate organizers and the different embassies. We from the FDCP have told them the Silent Film Festival is the most difficult fest to organize. Looking for a suitable material is very difficult because you’re looking deep into your archives to look during the Silent film era in the 20’s or earlier. And it’s really difficult to find material that’s suitable for showing in a cinema. Especially if it’s already been restored. Finally another difficulty is getting the musicians to play in the festival.”

from right: Fame Flores and Caliph8 will score for Italian entry Love Everlasting. You can catch Fame at Bar 360 in Resort’s World Manila. Catch Silent films for free with live scoring by the hottest bands at the Intl Silent Film Fest at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall from Aug 28-31, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

from right: Fame Flores and Caliph8 will score for Italian entry Love Everlasting. You can catch Fame at Bar 360 in Resort’s World Manila. Catch Silent films for free with live scoring by the hottest bands at the Intl Silent Film Fest at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall from Aug 28-31, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

The Goethe Institut is one of the founding members of the fest. Dr. Raymond took over from previous director Richard Kuenzel since 2012. She goes on, “When I came to the Philippines years ago and I was inheriting the participation of the Goethe of this festival. I was asking myself what could we do with this to continue? Do we have enough silent films to present? That was my first question. I went back to the archive and thought ok Germany has a big archive. So this is not the problem.”

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The next question is being able to justify the effort and expense. After getting to see the fest she sees the benefits are truly worth it, “I find the construction of this festival very convincing. It is unique it is experimental. It has connections to cultural heritage and traditions. We are able to target young audiences in the Philippines. In the Philippines most of the people are young so how do you connect young people with understanding history? We relate to a lot of issues. This year we commemorate the start of the First World War a hundred years ago. All of a sudden we see not so many things have changed. The world is again in danger.”

Seated from left: Fame Flores, French Audio Visual Attaché Martin Macalintal, Carol Bello (KALAYO), Shang Rila Plaza Mktg Div Head Marline Dualan, Italian Language and Culture Officer Prof. Emanuela Adesini, Goethe Inst Phil Dir. Petra Raymond, Manila Composer’s Lab-- Melita Cruz & Marie Luise Calvero. Standing from left: Razorback Mgr. Patrick Pulumbarit,  Japan Foundation Dir. Shuji Takatori, Rotsanjani Mojica (KAAPIN), FDCP Exec Dir. Teddy Granados, Sammy Asuncion (GLASS CHERRY BREAKERS), Inst Cervantes Mla Mng Dir Dr. Carlos Madrid, Caliph8, Francis De Veyra (RADIOACTIVESAGO PROJECT) and MCL Founder Prof Jonas Baes. Catch Silent films for free with live scoring by the hottest bands at the Intl Silent Film Fest at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall from Aug 28-31, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Seated from left: Fame Flores, French Audio Visual Attaché Martin Macalintal, Carol Bello (KALAYO), Shang Rila Plaza Mktg Div Head Marline Dualan, Italian Language and Culture Officer Prof. Emanuela Adesini, Goethe Inst Phil Dir. Petra Raymond, Manila Composer’s Lab– Melita Cruz & Marie Luise Calvero. Standing from left: Razorback Mgr. Patrick Pulumbarit, Japan Foundation Dir. Shuji Takatori, Rotsanjani Mojica (KAAPIN), FDCP Exec Dir. Teddy Granados, Sammy Asuncion (GLASS CHERRY BREAKERS), Inst Cervantes Mla Mng Dir Dr. Carlos Madrid, Caliph8, Francis De Veyra (RADIOACTIVESAGO PROJECT) and MCL Founder Prof Jonas Baes. Catch Silent films for free with live scoring by the hottest bands at the Intl Silent Film Fest at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall from Aug 28-31, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

She hopes the fest will be an ongoing event for years to come, “I hope that we will find again next year a group of countries who would like to organize the 9th Edition. When Martin (Macalintal) presented his film & music and he was missing. That is also an invitation to other countries, always an open call who would like to join, participate next year. This is an experiment and is working out very well. Maybe we can have deeper relations than just diplomacy.”

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The German film DER MÜDE TOD (Destiny) by Fritz Lang is accompanied by an orchestra using the work of Manila Composer’s Lab. Just like last year they consulted and worked with German composer Pierre Osser. Young composers include Pat Rodriguez, Mika Lopez, Marie Luise Caldero and Melita Cruz.

Manila Composer’s Lab from left: Anna Patricia Rodriguez, Ara Janelle Foronda, Feliz  Anne Macahis, FDCP Chairman Briccio Santos, MCL Founder Prof Jonas Baes, German composer Pierre Oser, MCL Exec Dir. Alexander John Villanueva, Patricia Baes and Nikka Mae Lopez. Catch Silent films for free with live scoring by the hottest bands at the Intl Silent Film Fest at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall from Aug 28-31, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Manila Composer’s Lab from left: Anna Patricia Rodriguez, Ara Janelle Foronda, Feliz Anne Macahis, FDCP Chairman Briccio Santos, MCL Founder Prof Jonas Baes, German composer Pierre Oser, MCL Exec Dir. Alexander John Villanueva, Patricia Baes and Nikka Mae Lopez. Catch Silent films for free with live scoring by the hottest bands at the Intl Silent Film Fest at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall from Aug 28-31, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Manila Composer’s Lab Director Jonas Baes said, “The thing about writing music for film, you have to situate yourself in another space in another time. This particular film put us in this space-time limbo. Just as that happens I asked the composers to think 1921 but also think here and now. That was more complex because the film will happen in 3 settings: China, the Renaissance and Venice. All of those had to be manifested in the music.”

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Baes added that there will be more instrumentalists this year, “Music will create this whole environment, in a way, which the film is trying to project. In a way we are in dialogue with a film. The film answers in a way that is more subtle. So that is what we have been doing in the past 3 months. It’s a long film, we have 4 composers and we have a little orchestra, a bigger ensemble than what we had last year. We have employed 12 musicians and a conductor.”

Explosive EXPENDABLES 3

foreground from left: Antonio Banderas (Galgo), Arnold Schwarzenneger (Trench), Dolph Lundgren (Gunnar Jensen), Wesley Snipes (Doc), Randy Couture (Toll Road), Sly Stallone (Barney Ross) and Jason Statham (Lee Christmas) background from left: Glenn Powell (Thorn), Kellan Lutz (Smilee), Ronda Rousey (Luna) and Victor Ortiz (Mars). Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

foreground from left: Antonio Banderas (Galgo), Arnold Schwarzenneger (Trench), Dolph Lundgren (Gunnar Jensen), Wesley Snipes (Doc), Randy Couture (Toll Road), Sly Stallone (Barney Ross) and Jason Statham (Lee Christmas) background from left: Glenn Powell (Thorn), Kellan Lutz (Smilee), Ronda Rousey (Luna) and Victor Ortiz (Mars). Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

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Jude Bautista

The extraction point is the top of a building that’s about to explode. The Expendables have to get on a helicopter to avoid the oncoming army. Smilee (Kellan Lutz) is on a motorcycle wreaking havoc on tanks. How does he get on a roof without an elevator? He sees an incline right beside the abandoned building. He goes 250kph and ramps the bike off it. The bike is literally up about a hundred feet in the air for a few seconds, he jumps away from it and hangs off from a ledge on one of the top floors of the building. Two floors below him, Barney (Sylvester Stallone) is running for his life and narrowly escapes a blast from a tank. Barney turns a corner and now faces a dozen armed soldiers waiting for him.

Kellan Lutz (Smilee) on motorcycle. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

Kellan Lutz (Smilee) on motorcycle. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

tanks blow up building to flush EXPENDABLES out. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

tanks blow up building to flush EXPENDABLES out. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

After two huge action packed installments in Expendables 1 & 2, it’s hard to believe but the 3rd one is actually an even bigger film. Known for getting the biggest action stars of the past few decades: Sly Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Dolph Lundgren are at it again. In this installment they are joined by Wesley Snipes of BLADE fame. Missing in this sequel are Mickey Rourke and Bruce Willis.

From left: Dolph Lundgren (Gunnar Jensen), Glenn Powell (Thorn), Victor Ortiz (Mars), Harrison Ford (Drummer), Antonio Banderas (Galgo), Wesley Snipes (Doc), Jason Statham (Lee Christmas), Sylvester Stalllone (Barney Ross), Ronda Rousey (Luna), Kellan Lutz (Smilee), Arnold Schwarzenegger (Trench), Terry Crews (Hale Caesar), Mel Gibson (Conrad Stonebanks), Kelsey Grammer (Bonaparte), Jet Li (Yin Yang) and seated Randy Couture (Toll Road). Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

From left: Dolph Lundgren (Gunnar Jensen), Glenn Powell (Thorn), Victor Ortiz (Mars), Harrison Ford (Drummer), Antonio Banderas (Galgo), Wesley Snipes (Doc), Jason Statham (Lee Christmas), Sylvester Stalllone (Barney Ross), Ronda Rousey (Luna), Kellan Lutz (Smilee), Arnold Schwarzenegger (Trench), Terry Crews (Hale Caesar), Mel Gibson (Conrad Stonebanks), Kelsey Grammer (Bonaparte), Jet Li (Yin Yang) and seated Randy Couture (Toll Road). Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

Arnold Schwarzenegger (Trench) will be the T-800 again in TERMINATOR GENISYS set to be released in 2015. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

Arnold Schwarzenegger (Trench) will be the T-800 again in TERMINATOR GENISYS set to be released in 2015. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

After quoting “I’ll be back” in EXPENDABLES 2, Arnold as Trench repeats his old lines, “Get to the chopper” from PREDATOR and “I lied” from COMMANDO. Arnold is reprising his most famous role as the T-800 in TERMINATOR GENISYS set for release in 2015. Emilia Clarke more popularly known as Daenerys Targaryen in HBO’s GAME OF THRONES plays the pivotal Sarah Connor role.

from left: Drummer and Conrad Stonebanks. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

from left: Drummer and Conrad Stonebanks. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

Harrison Ford as Drummer. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

Harrison Ford as Drummer. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

One of the biggest names in Hollywood replaces Bruce Willis as CIA control that hires Barney: Harrison Ford. And unlike Willis’ character Church he also gets in on the action pretty quick. Harrison Ford made his career kicking ass IN SPACE as Han Solo, in the original religion starting STAR WARS. While Barney brags about piloting an airplane, try flying the Millennium Falcon. After INDIANA JONES where Ford fought the Nazis, he became the president of the United States in AIR FORCE ONE fighting hand to hand against terrorists. Ford is not just the last name of the biggest star here but also the vehicle of choice for Barney: Ford’s SVT Raptor.

Glenn Powell as Thorn uses the Canon EOS 5D mark III to survey the enemy. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

Glenn Powell as Thorn uses the Canon EOS 5D mark III to survey the enemy. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

Sylvester Stallone is Barney Ross who rides the Ford Raptor SVT in this film. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

Sylvester Stallone is Barney Ross who rides the Ford Raptor SVT in this film. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

Mel Gibson as Conrad Stonebanks. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

Mel Gibson as Conrad Stonebanks. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

Mad Mel Gibson is a fantastic bad guy. Jean-Claude Van Damme was the previous bad guy in 2 following Eric Roberts in the original. After Mel’s recent run in with the law and his lunatic recorded threats and rants from real life, casting him as weapons dealer who has committed crimes against humanity is perfect. Whether or not you love Mel Gibson from the Lethal Weapon series or despise him for his racist, alcoholic stupor, you’re going to want to have to see him in EXPENDABLES 3. In light of everything that’s happened, he’s become this figure you’d love to hate.

Mel Gibson as weapons dealer, all around bad guy Conrad Stonebanks. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

Mel Gibson as weapons dealer, all around bad guy Conrad Stonebanks. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

Truthfully, performance wise, story wise Mad Mel is the one that gives this film a real edge. As a viewer you can’t wait for that scene when Rocky gets to lay his hands on him and vice versa. Their rivalry and hatred is something that just has to be released and seen through a fight.

Barney Ross and Trench. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

Barney Ross and Trench. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

Mel Gibson as Conrad Stonebanks. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

Mel Gibson as Conrad Stonebanks. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

Blonde bombshell Ronda Rousey joins the Expendables ranks as Luna. She also has 2 more films FAST & FURIOUS7 and ENTOURAGE both set for 2015. She is also being considered as lead in THE ATHENA PROJECT. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

Blonde bombshell Ronda Rousey joins the Expendables ranks as Luna. She also has 2 more films FAST & FURIOUS7 and ENTOURAGE both set for 2015. She is also being considered as lead in THE ATHENA PROJECT. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

tanks blow up building to flush EXPENDABLES out. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

tanks blow up building to flush EXPENDABLES out. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

The stars aren’t the only reason this movie levels up. The earnings for each installment has increased and by now they have the money to blow up a real building. The Expendables get to do battle against a dozen tanks. They chose to have the setting in a fictional country called AZMANISTAN, yeah where all the badass people live. The backdrop is actually in Bulgaria, where a lot of Soviet weapons and arms were left over. So producers were able to take advantage the old buildings and even the manpower.

Dozens of tanks attack the Expendables. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

Dozens of tanks attack the Expendables. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

Antonio Banderas and Kelsey Grammer toast their casting. Photo from Vanity Fair shoot. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

Antonio Banderas and Kelsey Grammer toast their casting. Photo from Vanity Fair shoot. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

More than the previous sequels, this film also acknowledges that the Expendables are getting on with age. So Sly decides to recruit a younger team. Kelsey Grammer is in the role of Bonaparte recruiting a skillful but somewhat suicidal crew to go after the dreaded Conrad Stonebanks (Mel Gibson). Kelsey leaves his famous TV persona FRASIER for this film.

Glenn Powell turns into a fan and shoots Ronda Rousey with his i-phone5. Photo from Vanity Fair shoot. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

Glenn Powell turns into a fan and shoots Ronda Rousey with his i-phone5. Photo from Vanity Fair shoot. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall. 

Ronda Rousey also has 2 more films FAST & FURIOUS7 and ENTOURAGE both set for 2015. She is also being considered as lead in THE ATHENA PROJECT. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

Ronda Rousey also has 2 more films FAST & FURIOUS7 and ENTOURAGE both set for 2015. She is also being considered as lead in THE ATHENA PROJECT. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

UFC and MMA fans have been clamoring for the film debut of current Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey, who might as well be playing herself! She is being touted as UFC’s biggest star with the recent exit of Anderson Silva and Georges St. Pierre. Fans will not be disappointed with the action sequences as she is seen as a bouncer using her judo throws and punches on five men all at the same time.

Ronda Rousey is sexy bouncer Luna. She also has 2 more films FAST & FURIOUS7 and ENTOURAGE both set for 2015. She is also being considered as lead in THE ATHENA PROJECT.

Ronda Rousey is sexy bouncer Luna. She also has 2 more films FAST & FURIOUS7 and ENTOURAGE both set for 2015. She is also being considered as lead in THE ATHENA PROJECT.

Ronda takes on 5 men causing trouble in club. She also has 2 more films FAST & FURIOUS7 and ENTOURAGE both set for 2015. She is also being considered as lead in THE ATHENA PROJECT.

Ronda takes on 5 men causing trouble in club. She also has 2 more films FAST & FURIOUS7 and ENTOURAGE both set for 2015. She is also being considered as lead in THE ATHENA PROJECT.

Her looks are closer to that of Renee Zellwegger, if the Oscar award-winning actress was buff and athletic. It was only natural for the physically gifted and athletic Rousey to do her own stunts and fight scenes. In a cage fight among the Expendables crew, she could easily knock out or submit all of them in real life. This is with the exception of former UFC Champ Randy Couture and Jet Li who is versed in Shaolin Kung Fu.

Yin yang and Toll Road may be the only 2 guys skilled enough to handle Rousey in the cage among the EXPENDABLES team. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

Yin yang and Toll Road may be the only 2 guys skilled enough to handle Rousey in the cage among the EXPENDABLES team. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

Ronda gets to use her deadly arm bar. She also has 2 more films FAST & FURIOUS7 and ENTOURAGE both set for 2015. She is also being considered as lead in THE ATHENA PROJECT. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

Ronda gets to use her deadly arm bar. She also has 2 more films FAST & FURIOUS7 and ENTOURAGE both set for 2015. She is also being considered as lead in THE ATHENA PROJECT. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

Reviews and fan feedback have been so overwhelming that she has already worked in FAST & FURIOUS 7 (2015) as well as ENTOURAGE (2015). There are also plans to give her the lead role in THE ATHENA PROJECT, based on a novel written by Brad Thor about an all female delta force team.

Ronda Rousey also has 2 more films FAST & FURIOUS7 and ENTOURAGE both set for 2015. She is also being considered as lead in THE ATHENA PROJECT. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

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Antonio Banderas as Galgo. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

Antonio Banderas as Galgo. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

The new recruits also include Antonio Banderas as the overzealous Galgo. In a scene the ZORRO star sings El Novio de la Muerte (Bridegroom of Death) to Barney Ross. The anthem is the official hymn of the Spanish Legion of which Banderas was made honorary member in 2013. Former boxing WBC Welter weight champ turned actor Victor Ortiz also plays Mars in the new team. Maybe in the future Sly will include Fighter of the Decade Manny Pacquiao in EXPENDABLES 4, battling Steven Seagal?

The young guys in the team from left: Thorn, Mars and Smilee. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

The young guys in the team from left: Thorn, Mars and Smilee. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

Just thinking about the casting makes every combat sports fan excited. People need that throwback, slam-bang action flick that has become few and far between these days. THIS IS IT with all of our heroes in one go. Whether it’s a flying leg lock from Rousey, a knife throw from Jason Statham and Wesley Snipes, machine gun fire from Terminator and Indiana Jones to an epic hand to hand combat between Rocky and Mad Mel, EXPENDABLES 3 blows the minds of every action fan.

from left: Jason Statham and Wesley Snipes show off their knife skills. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

from left: Jason Statham and Wesley Snipes show off their knife skills. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

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Dolph Lundgren (Gunnar Jensen) in shooting range. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

Dolph Lundgren (Gunnar Jensen) in shooting range. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

Wesley Snipes was cast in the original EXPENDABLES but missed it because he was incarcerated for Tax evasion. Photo from Vanity Fair shoot. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

Wesley Snipes was cast in the original EXPENDABLES but missed it because he was incarcerated for Tax evasion. Photo from Vanity Fair shoot. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall. 

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Explosions at Port of Mogadishu, Somalia. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

Explosions at Port of Mogadishu, Somalia. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

(Toll Road) Randy Couture’s Cauliflower ear makes him stand out as an MMA fighter. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

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Terry Crews is the funny and intimidating Hale Caesar. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

Terry Crews is the funny and intimidating Hale Caesar. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall. 

UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champ Ronda Rousey is even hotter with a gun. She also has 2 more films FAST & FURIOUS7 and ENTOURAGE both set for 2015. She is also being considered as lead in THE ATHENA PROJECT. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champ Ronda Rousey is even hotter with a gun. She also has 2 more films FAST & FURIOUS7 and ENTOURAGE both set for 2015. She is also being considered as lead in THE ATHENA PROJECT. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

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from left from left: Sly Stallone (Barney Ross), Jason Statham(Lee Christmas),  and Randy Couture (Toll Road). Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

from left from left: Sly Stallone (Barney Ross), Jason Statham(Lee Christmas), and Randy Couture (Toll Road). Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

Harrison Ford as CIA boss Drummer. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

Harrison Ford as CIA boss Drummer. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall. 

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foreground from left: Dolph Lundgren(Gunnar Jensen), Sly Stallone(Barney Ross), director Patrick Hughes, Randy Couture(Toll Road),  background from left: Terry Crews (Hale Caesar) and Wesley Snipes (Doc). Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

foreground from left: Dolph Lundgren(Gunnar Jensen), Sly Stallone(Barney Ross), director Patrick Hughes, Randy Couture(Toll Road), background from left: Terry Crews (Hale Caesar) and Wesley Snipes (Doc). Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

Mel Gibson as Conrad Stonebanks. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

Mel Gibson as Conrad Stonebanks. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

the new guys from left: Doc and Bonaparte. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

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Ronda Rousey also has 2 more films FAST & FURIOUS7 and ENTOURAGE both set for 2015. She is also being considered as lead in THE ATHENA PROJECT. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

Ronda Rousey also has 2 more films FAST & FURIOUS7 and ENTOURAGE both set for 2015. She is also being considered as lead in THE ATHENA PROJECT. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

Terry Crews is the funny and intimidating Hale Caesar. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

Terry Crews is the funny and intimidating Hale Caesar. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

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Jason Statham (Lee Christmas). Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

Jason Statham (Lee Christmas). Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

Ronda Rousey also has 2 more films FAST & FURIOUS7 and ENTOURAGE both set for 2015. She is also being considered as lead in THE ATHENA PROJECT. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

Ronda Rousey also has 2 more films FAST & FURIOUS7 and ENTOURAGE both set for 2015. She is also being considered as lead in THE ATHENA PROJECT. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

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from left: Sylvester Stalllone (Barney) and Arnold Schwarzenneger (Trench). Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

from left: Sylvester Stalllone (Barney) and Arnold Schwarzenneger (Trench). Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

Mel Gibson as Conrad Stonebanks. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

Mel Gibson as Conrad Stonebanks. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

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The 2 big guys from left: Gunnar Jensen and Hale Caesar. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

The 2 big guys from left: Gunnar Jensen and Hale Caesar. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

Antonio Banderas (Galgo) shoots. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

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Sly Stallone is Barney Ross. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

Sly Stallone is Barney Ross. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

Ronda tries to reach for her pistol. She also has 2 more films FAST & FURIOUS7 and ENTOURAGE both set for 2015. She is also being considered as lead in THE ATHENA PROJECT. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

Ronda tries to reach for her pistol. She also has 2 more films FAST & FURIOUS7 and ENTOURAGE both set for 2015. She is also being considered as lead in THE ATHENA PROJECT. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall. 

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Jason Statham as Lee Christmas leads charge. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

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Two of the biggest stars in Hollywood from left: Arnold Schwarzennegger and Harrison Ford (Drummer). Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

Two of the biggest stars in Hollywood from left: Arnold Schwarzennegger and Harrison Ford (Drummer). Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

Center: Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) meets with his new team from left: Glenn Powell (Thorn), Kellan Lutz, Ronda Rousey and Victor Ortiz (Mars). Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

Center: Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) meets with his new team from left: Glenn Powell (Thorn), Kellan Lutz, Ronda Rousey and Victor Ortiz (Mars). Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall. 

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Two Europeans in the team Antonio Banderas (Galgo) of Spain and Jason Statham (Lee Christmas) of U.K. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

Two Europeans in the team Antonio Banderas (Galgo) of Spain and Jason Statham (Lee Christmas) of U.K. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall. 

Kellan Lutz (Smilee). Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

Kellan Lutz (Smilee). Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

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from left: Sly Stallone (Barney Ross), Jason Statham (Lee Christmas) and Randy Couture (Toll Road). Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

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Kelsey Grammer is Bonaparte. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

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Ronda Rousey also has 2 more films FAST & FURIOUS7 and ENTOURAGE both set for 2015. She is also being considered as lead in THE ATHENA PROJECT. Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

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New Expendable stars from left: Antonio Banderas (Galgo), Harrison Ford (Drummer) Jason Statham (Lee Christmas), Sylvester Stallone (Barney Ross), Wesley Snipes (Doc) and Arnold Schwarzenegger (Trench). Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

New Expendable stars from left: Antonio Banderas (Galgo), Harrison Ford (Drummer) Jason Statham (Lee Christmas), Sylvester Stallone (Barney Ross), Wesley Snipes (Doc) and Arnold Schwarzenegger (Trench). Catch EXPENDABLES3 in Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall.

Chaplin, Divas and Yakuzas in Silent Film Fest

Catch USA’s CITY OF LIGHTS starring Charlie Chaplin with RADIOACTIVE SAGO PROJECT. Entrance is for free on first come first served basis at the Intl Silent Film Fest at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall from Aug 28-31, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Catch USA’s CITY OF LIGHTS starring Charlie Chaplin with RADIOACTIVE SAGO PROJECT. Entrance is for free on first come first served basis at the Intl Silent Film Fest at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall from Aug 28-31, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

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The International Silent film festival this year for the first time will have a film by icon Charlie Chaplin in his work CITY OF LIGHTS. It will be accompanied by the RADIOACTIVE SAGO PROJECT, which is known for their quirky lyrics and booming horn section perfect for the slapstick film.

Catch USA’s CITY OF LIGHTS starring Charlie Chaplin with RADIOACTIVE SAGO PROJECT. Entrance is for free on first come first served basis at the Intl Silent Film Fest at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall from Aug 28-31, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Catch USA’s CITY OF LIGHTS starring Charlie Chaplin with RADIOACTIVE SAGO PROJECT. Entrance is for free on first come first served basis at the Intl Silent Film Fest at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall from Aug 28-31, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

CITY OF LIGHTS is the entry of the U.S.A. in the 8th Edition of the International Silent Film Festival to be held at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall from August 28-31, 2014. This is the festival where Filipino musicians score silent films from different parts of the world live. This year will also feature a world-renowned pianist from France Hakim Bentchouala-Golobitch. The screenings are free and open to the public on a first come first served basis. Every year there are long queues so make sure to check listings and schedules.

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USA-CITY OF LIGHTS starring Charlie Chaplin with RADIOACTIVE SAGO PROJECT (Aug 28), Germany-DER MÜDE TOD (Destiny) with MANILA COMPOSER’S LAB in cooperation with Dr. Pierre Oser (Aug 29), France-VERDUN: VISIONS D’HISTOIRE (Verdun:Versions of History) with pianist HAKIM BENTCHOULA-GOLOBITCH (Aug 29), Italy-MA L’AMOR MIO NON MUORE! (Love Everlasting) with Caliph8 & Soprano Fame Flores (Aug 30), Japan- CHUJI TABI NIKKI (A Diary of Chuji’s Travels) with KAAPIN (Aug 30), Spain- CURRO VARGAS with GLASS CHERRY BREAKERS (Aug 31), Philippines- ANG TIGMO SA AKING PAGPAULI (Riddles of my Homecoming) with KALAYO (Aug 31).

Seated from left: Japan Foundation Proj. Coordinator Rolando Samson, Fame Flores, French Audio Visual Attaché Martin Macalintal, Carol Bello (KALAYO), Shang Rila Plaza Mktg Div Head Marline Dualan, Officer for the Promotion of Italian Language and Culture Prof. Emanuela Adesini, Goethe Institut Philippinen Dir. Petra Raymond, Manila Composer’s Lab-- Melita Cruz & Marie Luise Calvero and FDCP Head of Cinema Evaluation & Coordination Wilma Isleta. Standing from left: Inst. Cervantes Head of Cultural Affairs Jose Fons, Razorback Mgr. Patrick Pulumbarit,  Japan Foundation Dir. Shuji Takatori, Rotsanjani Mojica (KAAPIN), FDCP Exec Dir. Teddy Granados, Sammy Asuncion (GLASS CHERRY BREAKERS), Inst Cervantes Mla Mng Dir Dr. Carlos Madrid, Caliph8, Francis De Veyra (RADIOACTIVESAGO PROJECT) and MCL Founder Prof Jonas Baes. Catch Silent films for free with live scoring by the hottest bands at the Intl Silent Film Fest at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall from Aug 28-31, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Seated from left: Japan Foundation Proj. Coordinator Rolando Samson, Fame Flores, French Audio Visual Attaché Martin Macalintal, Carol Bello (KALAYO), Shang Rila Plaza Mktg Div Head Marline Dualan, Officer for the Promotion of Italian Language and Culture Prof. Emanuela Adesini, Goethe Institut Philippinen Dir. Petra Raymond, Manila Composer’s Lab– Melita Cruz & Marie Luise Calvero and FDCP Head of Cinema Evaluation & Coordination Wilma Isleta. Standing from left: Inst. Cervantes Head of Cultural Affairs Jose Fons, Razorback Mgr. Patrick Pulumbarit, Japan Foundation Dir. Shuji Takatori, Rotsanjani Mojica (KAAPIN), FDCP Exec Dir. Teddy Granados, Sammy Asuncion (GLASS CHERRY BREAKERS), Inst Cervantes Mla Mng Dir Dr. Carlos Madrid, Caliph8, Francis De Veyra (RADIOACTIVESAGO PROJECT) and MCL Founder Prof Jonas Baes. Catch Silent films for free with live scoring by the hottest bands at the Intl Silent Film Fest at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall from Aug 28-31, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Francis De Veyra representing RADIOACTIVE SAGO PROJECT said, “Music composed was also by Charlie Chaplin himself which made it difficult to change the original music. So we plan to make it close to the original music with modern arrangements. Its gonna be fun and the music is an integral part of the film. Live scoring is a double treat for an audience.” Lead singer of the band Lourd De Veyra is a famous commentator/comedian in several shows from the TV5 network: SAPUL SA SINGKO, AKSYON on TV5, TAYUAN MO AT PANINDIGAN, WASAK on AksyonTV and LUPET.

from left: Francis De Veyra (RADIOACTIVESAGO PROJECT), Caliph8 and Fame Flores. Catch Silent films for free with live scoring by the hottest bands at the Intl Silent Film Fest at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall from Aug 28-31, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Francis De Veyra (RADIOACTIVESAGO PROJECT), Caliph8 and Fame Flores. Catch Silent films for free with live scoring by the hottest bands at the Intl Silent Film Fest at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall from Aug 28-31, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

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ITALY- MA L’AMOR MIO NON MUORE! (Love everlasting)

Italian entry MA L’AMOR MIO NON MUORE! (Love everlasting) directed by Mario Caserini is one of the diva films, one of the most famous silent cinemas in Italy.Officer for the Promotion of Italian Language and Culture Prof. Emanuela Adesini explained, “Caserini specifically wrote this for a real Diva at that time one of the most famous actresses Lydia Borelli. She was a celebrated theater actress, having renown in Italy, France and all over the world at the time. She was the protagonist in SALOME by Oscar Wilde. She was the Diva par excellence a bridge between fantasy and modernism an interpreter of liberty culture as she was a fashionable person. The women copied her hairstyle the way she dressed at the time.”

Catch Italy’s MA L’AMOR MIO NON MUORE! (Love Everlasting) with Caliph8 & Soprano Fame Flores. Entrance is for free on first come first served basis at the Intl Silent Film Fest at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall from Aug 28-31, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Catch Italy’s MA L’AMOR MIO NON MUORE! (Love Everlasting) with Caliph8 & Soprano Fame Flores. Entrance is for free on first come first served basis at the Intl Silent Film Fest at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall from Aug 28-31, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Adesini also noted how Diva Lydia Borelli distinguished herself, “On her first attempt at movies, she knew how to use the camera and cinema to explore her own expressive art in an experimental way. She could not use her voice but she could use her movements how she dressed and she was also a dancer. The first part is a drama, a tragic love story. The second part is on a stage. This gives her the opportunity to dance and perform as a stage actress.”

from right: Carol Bello (KALAYO), Japan Foundation Dir. Shuji Takatori , Rotsanjani Mojica (KAAPIN) and Italian Language and Culture Officer Prof. Emanuela Adesini. Catch Silent films for free with live scoring by the hottest bands at the Intl Silent Film Fest at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall from Aug 28-31, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

from right: Carol Bello (KALAYO), Japan Foundation Dir. Shuji Takatori , Rotsanjani Mojica (KAAPIN) and Italian Language and Culture Officer Prof. Emanuela Adesini. Catch Silent films for free with live scoring by the hottest bands at the Intl Silent Film Fest at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall from Aug 28-31, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista 

For MA L’AMOR MIO NON MUORE! (Love everlasting) DJ Caliph8 collaborates with Fred Sandoval and Malek Lopez. The trio are also part of the group which also made the soundtrack for ON TH JOB directed by Erik Matti. OTJ was one of the selected films screened in the director’s night 2013 festival in Cannes, which had a 2 minute standing ovation.

Soprano Fame Flores will perform for Italian entry Love Everlasting, you can catch her at Bar 360 in Resort’s World Manila. Catch Silent films for free with live scoring by the hottest bands at the Intl Silent Film Fest at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall from Aug 28-31, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Soprano Fame Flores will perform for Italian entry Love Everlasting, you can catch her at Bar 360 in Resort’s World Manila. Catch Silent films for free with live scoring by the hottest bands at the Intl Silent Film Fest at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall from Aug 28-31, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Along with them is Soprano Fame Flores who can currently be seen as one of the many talented performers in Resort’s World Manila’s Bar 360. Flores is a multi awarded artist having won the ALIW awards for Best Crossover Classical Performer in 2013 and multiple nominee in the Best Classical performance category. After graduating in Voice in U.P College of Music she is currently taking up a second degree in Music in the same institution. As a stage actress she was Maria Clara in Gantimpala’s NOLI ME TANGERE, Gregoria De Jesus in Gerry Dapdap’s ANDRES BONIFACIO Musical. She is also an opera performer she was in Merry Wives of Windsor at U.P. College and Puccini’s Madame Butterfly in CCP.

Catch Japan’s CHUJI TABI NIKKI (A Diary of Chuji’s Travels) with KAAPIN. Entrance is for free on first come first served basis at the Intl Silent Film Fest at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall from Aug 28-31, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Catch Japan’s CHUJI TABI NIKKI (A Diary of Chuji’s Travels) with KAAPIN.
Entrance is for free on first come first served basis at the Intl Silent Film Fest at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall from Aug 28-31, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Japan- CHUJI TABI NIKKI (A Diary of Chuji’s Travels) with KAAPIN

In 2012, one of the most well received films was from Japan entitled POOR MEN WHO ARE GREAT directed by Yasujiro Ozu. This year it’s a more action packed entry with CHUJI TABI NIKKI (A Diary of Chuji’s Travels) directed by Daisuke Ito. Japan Foundation Dir. Shuji Takatori, gave some background on the director, “Daisuke Ito was the leader of new style of Samurai films that featured sword fighting scenes. The movie was originally a trilogy where some parts were lost. By 1991 they were able to find enough footage to restore the current version which will be screened.” CHUJI TABI NIKKI was also well received at the Pordenone Silent film festival in Italy in 2001.

from left: Japan Foundation Dir. Shuji Takatori and FDCP Exec Dir. Teddy Granados. Catch Silent films for free with live scoring by the hottest bands at the Intl Silent Film Fest at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall from Aug 28-31, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Japan Foundation Dir. Shuji Takatori and FDCP Exec Dir. Teddy Granados. Catch Silent films for free with live scoring by the hottest bands at the Intl Silent Film Fest at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall from Aug 28-31, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Catch Japan’s CHUJI TABI NIKKI (A Diary of Chuji’s Travels) with KAAPIN. Entrance is for free on first come first served basis at the Intl Silent Film Fest at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall from Aug 28-31, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Catch Japan’s CHUJI TABI NIKKI (A Diary of Chuji’s Travels) with KAAPIN.
Entrance is for free on first come first served basis at the Intl Silent Film Fest at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall from Aug 28-31, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

The film will be scored by a trend setting band KAAPIN which proudly hails from Cagayan De Oro. KAAPIN was chosen by Bandwagon Singapore for their “5 Regional Bands to Check Out in 2014″ along with other bands from Malaysia, Thailand, and Cambodia. Members are Michael Nuesca (Vocal Orchestra, Glockens, Melodica) and Rotsanjani Mojica (Programming, Synths, Beats, Glitch, Noise). Their self-titled EP made it to the Top 20 Filipino EP’s of 2013.

from left: Rotsanjani Mojica (KAAPIN), Japan Foundation Proj. Coordinator Rolando Samson and Sharlene Bareng. Catch Silent films for free with live scoring by the hottest bands at the Intl Silent Film Fest at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall from Aug 28-31, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Rotsanjani Mojica (KAAPIN), Japan Foundation Proj. Coordinator Rolando Samson and Sharlene Bareng. Catch Silent films for free with live scoring by the hottest bands at the Intl Silent Film Fest at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall from Aug 28-31, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Robin Williams, O Captain, My Captain!

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Jude Bautista

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Just like the world, I AM more than sad for the loss of Robin Williams.

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Robin Williams was my first exposure to great, wild, exciting comedy through Mork & Mindy. Later on he made some of the most powerful films with his brilliant acting: DEAD POET’S SOCIETY, THE FISHER KING, GOOD MORNING VIETNAM, THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP.

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The Dead Poets were concerned with sucking the marrow of life…” That you did O Captain My Captain!

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