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Forbidden Love in A FROZEN FLOWER

Zo In-Sung (Hong ) & Song Ji Hyo (Queen) had sizzling scenes. A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

Zo In-Sung (Hong ) & Song Ji Hyo (Queen) had sizzling scenes. A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

Beloved, you’re my inspiration, my Korean beauty.

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Jude Thaddeus L. Bautista

The first night they were together she was nearly in tears. Hong (Zo In-Sung) tried kissing her but Queen Yuan (Song Ji-hyo) would turn away silently whimpering. Hong relented and went away. King Gongmin (Joo Jin-mo) urged them both to try to conceive a child. On the second time Hong forced himself, it was quick and painful for her.

Zo In-Sung (Hong ) & Song Ji Hyo (Queen) had sizzling scenes. A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

Zo In-Sung (Hong ) & Song Ji Hyo (Queen) had sizzling scenes. A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

The third night Hong tried a different tactic kissing her extremities; even she was surprised at the sensation and pleasure that she felt. He began to notice her smooth skin, soft hands and feet. She became more receptive.

Zo In-Sung (Hong ) & Song Ji Hyo (Queen) had sizzling scenes. A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

Zo In-Sung (Hong ) & Song Ji Hyo (Queen) had sizzling scenes. A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

Their lovemaking became more intense at the same time intimate that their moans spilled out of the room. Hearing them the King began to walk toward the sliding door, which he opened slightly ajar and watched them.

Joo Jin-mo (King) watches the passion burn between Hong & the Queen. A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

Joo Jin-mo (King) watches the passion burn between Hong & the Queen. A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean film festival last 2010 at the Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall. The story is loosely based on a real historical figure in Korea named King Gongmin in the tail end of the Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392). Feudal times were very chaotic; there were forces eager to gain the throne. Sometimes neighboring kingdoms such as Japan seek to invade their territory. The life of the King is in constant danger. So even in adolescence King Gongmin realizes this and organizes an elite unit of warriors loyal only to him. He chooses boys from as young as 10 years old so he is able to mold their hearts and minds as well as their skills in battle. This special battalion is called Kunryongwe.

Center-Shim Ji-ho (Seung-gi) leads the Kunryongwe. A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

Center-Shim Ji-ho (Seung-gi) leads the Kunryongwe. A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

The kids learn the best techniques in warfare and weaponry. Among these he tests and chooses who among them is the most skilled and above all the most loyal. Gongmin chooses Hong, they learn nearly everything together, the Korean zither- a string instrument called gayageum, archery, even calligraphy. They practically grow up together. The relationship between King Gongmin and Hong become so close that they become lovers. Some scholars dispute the veracity of the real historical Gongmin’s homosexuality depicted in this film. Others suggest there are accounts that the Kunryongwe were not only skilled warriors but were also handsome men.

The Emperor will strip King Gongmin of his right to rule if he does not have an heir soon. A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

The Emperor will strip King Gongmin of his right to rule if he does not have an heir soon. A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

Korea then was divided into several kingdoms. Gongmin was a King of Goryeon but had the rank of a crown prince. This is because Goryeon is subjugated by an Emperor who married his daughter Princess Yuan to Gongmin. After a year of their marriage, the couple was still childless. There was enormous pressure from the Emperor on Gongmin and Queen Yuan to have an heir. As punishment for this his kingdom would be forfeited to another Lord, if they were not to bear a child soon. This was when he thought of urging Hong to conceive a child with the Queen. Who else can he trust with this task than his own lover?

from left:  Zo In-Sung (Hong ), Joo Jin-mo (King), Song Ji Hyo (Queen) and Shim Ji-ho (Seung-gi). A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

from left: Zo In-Sung (Hong ), Joo Jin-mo (King), Song Ji Hyo (Queen) and Shim Ji-ho (Seung-gi). A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

Zo In-Sung as Chief Hong Lim; A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

Zo In-Sung as Chief Hong Lim; A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

Cast

Zo In-Sung as the Chief Hong Lim of the Kunryongwe does have the dashing looks of a young Korean film star. He is as physically imposing as one can expect in these days of androgyny in their movie industry. He is known more for his TV work than film, which may garner him even greater name recognition internationally with the popularity of Koreanovellas. Whatever weakness in Zo’s performance was made up for with the sizzling chemistry that he had with Song Ji Hyo who plays Queen Yuan. She earned the Most Popular Actress in a Film award for FROZEN FLOWER.

Song Ji Hyo as Queen Yuan; A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

Song Ji Hyo as Queen Yuan; A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

from right: Joo Jin-mo (King) & Zo In-Sung (Hong). A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

from right: Joo Jin-mo (King) & Zo In-Sung (Hong). A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

It’s the intensity, however, of Joo Jin-mo as King Gongmin that has gained a lot of acclaim. One particularly difficult portion was a very torrid kissing scene with his male co-star and lover Zo. They were both convincing with the passionate male-to-male French kiss but Joo had the added burden of truly being in love.

from right: Joo Jin-mo (King) & Zo In-Sung (Hong). A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

from right: Joo Jin-mo (King) & Zo In-Sung (Hong). A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

While being much older it is Joo who ranked fourth in CNNGo’s “South Korea’s Top 20 Hottest Male Celebs”. He also earned his very first Best Actor award at the 45th BaekSang Arts Awards. He was also one of the lead stars in MUSA one of the most epic Korean films ever made which included Zhang Zhi Yi.

Joo Jin-mo (King); A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

Joo Jin-mo (King); A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

Zo In-Sung as Chief Hong Lim; A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

Zo In-Sung as Chief Hong Lim; A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

The architecture and landscape of the era is nothing short of breathtaking. Recreating the grand palaces, temples and royal courts was a huge challenge that they were able to achieve. The elaborate and colorful costumes also enhance the authenticity. You can see every cent of the huge budget on screen, which was worth it since it was one of the top earning films of the year. The Production Design category in the Oscars and other countries falls under Art direction in Korea. No surprise it earned Best Art Design 46th Daejong Film Awards.

Production Design was impressive. A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

Production Design was impressive. A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

All of these elements contribute in telling a very moving and touching story both written and directed by Yu Ha (who is also a published poet). Beyond the intense and explicit sex scenes we learn that to love and be loved is a great privilege even for a king.

From left: Song Ji Hyo (Queen), Joo Jin-mo (King) and Zo In-Sung (Hong). A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

From left: Song Ji Hyo (Queen), Joo Jin-mo (King) and Zo In-Sung (Hong). A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

Zo In-Sung (Hong ) & Song Ji Hyo (Queen) had sizzling scenes. A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

Zo In-Sung (Hong ) & Song Ji Hyo (Queen) had sizzling scenes. A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

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from left: Zo In-Sung (Hong) & Joo Jin-mo (King). A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

Production Design was impressive. A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

Production Design was impressive. A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

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Zo In-Sung (Hong ) & Song Ji Hyo (Queen) had sizzling scenes. A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

Zo In-Sung (Hong ) & Song Ji Hyo (Queen) had sizzling scenes. A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

Zo In-Sung (Hong ) & Song Ji Hyo (Queen) had sizzling scenes. A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

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Production Design was impressive. A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

Production Design was impressive. A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

Shim Ji-ho (Seung-gi). A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

Shim Ji-ho (Seung-gi). A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

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Song Ji Hyo as Queen Yuan; A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

Song Ji Hyo as Queen Yuan; A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

from right: Joo Jin-mo (King) & Zo In-Sung (Hong). A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

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Joo Jin-mo (King); A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

Joo Jin-mo (King); A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

Song Ji Hyo as Queen Yuan; A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

Song Ji Hyo as Queen Yuan; A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

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Zo In-Sung (Hong ) & Song Ji Hyo (Queen) had sizzling scenes. A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

Zo In-Sung (Hong ) & Song Ji Hyo (Queen) had sizzling scenes. A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

Zo In-Sung (Hong ) & Song Ji Hyo (Queen) had sizzling scenes. A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

Zo In-Sung (Hong ) & Song Ji Hyo (Queen) had sizzling scenes. A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

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from left:  Zo In-Sung (Hong) & Joo Jin-mo (King). A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

from left: Zo In-Sung (Hong) & Joo Jin-mo (King). A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

Production Design was impressive. A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

Production Design was impressive. A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

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Zo In-Sung as Chief Hong Lim; A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

Zo In-Sung as Chief Hong Lim; A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

Song Ji Hyo as Queen Yuan; A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

Song Ji Hyo as Queen Yuan; A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

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Song Ji Hyo as Queen Yuan; A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

Song Ji Hyo as Queen Yuan; A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

from left: Joo Jin-mo (King) & Zo In-Sung (Hong). A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

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from left: Joo Jin-mo (King) & Zo In-Sung (Hong). A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

from left:  Zo In-Sung (Hong) & Joo Jin-mo (King). A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

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Zo In-Sung (Hong ) & Song Ji Hyo (Queen) had sizzling scenes. A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

Production Design was impressive. A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

Production Design was impressive. A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

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Zo In-Sung (Hong ) & Song Ji Hyo (Queen) had sizzling scenes. A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

Zo In-Sung (Hong ) & Song Ji Hyo (Queen) had sizzling scenes. A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

Production Design was impressive. A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

Production Design was impressive. A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

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Zo In-Sung (Hong ) & Song Ji Hyo (Queen) had sizzling scenes. A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

Zo In-Sung (Hong ) & Song Ji Hyo (Queen) had sizzling scenes. A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

Production Design was impressive. A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

Production Design was impressive. A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

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Zo In-Sung (Hong ) & Song Ji Hyo (Queen) had sizzling scenes. A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

Zo In-Sung (Hong ) & Song Ji Hyo (Queen) had sizzling scenes. A FROZEN FLOWER was part of the Korean Film fest held in Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall (2010).

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Princess Jellyfish: An Otaku Adventure

from left: Tsukimi (Rena Nounen) & Kuranosuke (Masaki Suda). PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

from left: Tsukimi (Rena Nounen) & Kuranosuke (Masaki Suda). PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

My Delicate, we’re both otaku.

Beloved, thank you for encouraging me to write this.

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Jude Thaddeus L. Bautista

Kuranosuke (Masaki Suda) is a handsome man, one of the most popular guys in campus. Unknown to most he is actually even prettier as a woman and loves make up and fashion. In full drag, he looked forward to the Amars group’s sukiyaki night. To this group of reclusive women he was too ‘attractive’ and fashionable. The group prohibits men in their apartment, even women who they deem intimidating, pretty and stylish. They were also all fully convinced he was female. Either way or gender he was unwelcome.

Masaki Suda plays Kuranosuke who is handsome but loves to dress up in women’s clothing. PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Masaki Suda plays Kuranosuke who is handsome but loves to dress up in women’s clothing. PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Sensing this he bit back, “How old are you women?” Chieko (Azusa Babazono) retorted, “How dare you ask a woman her age!” Still irritated Kuranosuke added, “You’re all NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) aren’t you? You’re in your 30s and yet none of you have a decent and consistent income.” A frantic Mayaya (Rina Ohta) replied, “We’re not NEET! For your information we do have a decent and consistent income…it’s called an allowance!”

Rina Ohta plays Mayaya who is into Samurai action figures. PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Rina Ohta plays Mayaya who is into Samurai action figures. PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. For screening schedules click here. PRINCESS JELLYFISH is a live action film based on a successful manga (comic book serial) “Kuragehime” by Akiko Higashimura. It was such a huge hit in 2008 that it was also produced as a popular anime series that has reached the U.S. and other countries. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

from left: Jiji (Tomoe Shinohara), Chieko (Azusa Babazono), Tsukimi (Rena Nounen), Banba (Chizuru Ikewaki) & Mayaya (Rina Ohta). PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

from left: Jiji (Tomoe Shinohara), Chieko (Azusa Babazono), Tsukimi (Rena Nounen), Banba (Chizuru Ikewaki) & Mayaya (Rina Ohta). PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

The film version directed by Yasuhiro Kawamura is hilariously funny, touching and even romantic but goes way beyond that. The story was originally by creator Akiko Higashimura (manga) and the screenplay by Toshiya Ono. The movie is able to deal with serious aspects of the story that the animated series or the comic book versions were not able to convey and made it even more human and relatable. Anyone who has ever had any kind of insecurity will be able to see themselves in the unique and quirky characters.

Princess Jellyfish manga creator Akiko Higashimura has won awards as an artist. PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Princess Jellyfish manga creator Akiko Higashimura has won awards as an artist. PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

On the surface, it does feel like a teenage comedy because of the directorial treatment, use of animation and effects. But it also deals with a lot of angst. In a way it explains how people become reclusive, while not necessarily judging them. People are who they are, whether or not they fit into definitions or boxes of society’s expectations.

Tomoe Shinohara plays Jiji who has an attraction to images and manga of old men. PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Tomoe Shinohara plays Jiji who has an attraction to images and manga of old men. PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Otaku

Otaku (オタク) in Japanese slang is ‘nerd’ or ‘geek’. According to Wikiwand: “it’s a more derogatory term; seeing an “otaku” as a person unable to relate to reality… It is typically used to refer to a fan of anime/manga but can also refer to Japanese video games or Japanese culture in general. Some classify distinct groups including anime, manga, camera, automobile, idol and electronics otaku. The economic impact of otaku has been estimated to be as high as ¥2 trillion ($18 billion). According to studies published in 2013, the term has become less negative, and an increasing number of people now self-identify as otaku.”

Actress Chizuru Ikewaki is underneath that Afro as Banba who is obsessed with trains and has train sets all over her room. PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Actress Chizuru Ikewaki is underneath that Afro as Banba who is obsessed with trains and has train sets all over her room. PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Amars nuns from left: Chieko (Azusa Babazono), Mayaya (Rina Ohta), Banba (Chizuru Ikewaki), Jiji (Tomoe Shinohara) & Tsukimi (Rena Nounen). PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Amars nuns from left: Chieko (Azusa Babazono), Mayaya (Rina Ohta), Banba (Chizuru Ikewaki), Jiji (Tomoe Shinohara) & Tsukimi (Rena Nounen). PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

The Amars group-5 women in the story do fall into this category. They live in an old apartment as roommates in the Amamizu district in Tokyo. Tsukimi (Rena Nounen) is an aspiring illustrator obsessed with jellyfish. Mayaya (Rina Ohta) is into medieval Samurais complete with action figures. Banba (Chizuru Ikewaki) can’t get enough of trains, trains sets and subway trains. Jiji (Tomoe Shinohara) is into Manga but also has a fetish for images of old white haired men whether drawn or photos. And Chieko (Azusa Babazono) is into Ichimatsu Dolls, a traditional Japanese doll that represent little girls or boys, correctly proportioned and usually with flesh-colored skin and glass eyes. Chieko dresses in a kimono and acts like a ‘mom’ to her dolls dressed in a similar costume.

Azusa Babazono plays Chieko who loves kimonos and Ichimatsu Dolls. PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Azusa Babazono plays Chieko who loves kimonos and Ichimatsu Dolls. PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

The Amars group lives in Amamizu kan district in Tokyo. PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

The Amars group lives in Amamizu kan district in Tokyo. PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

FOOD

One of the group’s common passions is food. Kuranosuke gained entry to their Sukiyaki night by bringing them Grade-A Wagyu beef. Apart from Japanese fare they love Chinese food. The most rotund of them Chieko sings a song with the lyrics “We’ll eat siomai, dumplings and Peking Duck!” They call siomai the same way we Filipinos call it. Banba and Mayaya regret not going with the others to Yokohama Chinatown crying in frustration: “They must be having Bird’s Nest soup by now!”

Rina Ohta plays Mayaya who is into Samurai action figures. PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.Rina Ohta plays Mayaya who is into Samurai action figures. PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Rina Ohta plays Mayaya who is into Samurai action figures. PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.Rina Ohta plays Mayaya who is into Samurai action figures. PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Hikikomori and NEET

Apart from their obsessions they are also in a way reclusive. Collectively, they all have an aversion to attractive people who are fashionable and men in general. Sometimes it can reach to paranoid proportions. In one scene, Tsukimi intended to go to a pet shop specializing in jellyfish. But since it was also in a district with students where she saw so many pretty girls. She had a panic attack where she had an impression they were all mocking her for her plain looks. She couldn’t reach the shop and had to run away.

Rena Nounen plays Tsukimi who is obsessed with Jellyfish, drawing and painting. PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Rena Nounen plays Tsukimi who is obsessed with Jellyfish, drawing and painting. PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

There’s a very real phenomenon in Japan called Hikikomori (ひきこもり) literally “pulling inward, being confined”, i.e., “acute social withdrawal”) is a Japanese term to refer to the phenomenon of reclusive adolescents or adults who withdraw from social life, often seeking extreme degrees of isolation and confinement. The term hikikomori refers to both the sociological phenomenon in general and the people belonging to this societal group. Hikikomori have been described as recluses, loners, or “modern-day hermits.”- also from wikiwand.

The Amars group lives in Amamizu kan district in Tokyo. PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

The Amars group lives in Amamizu kan district in Tokyo. PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Their apartment actually also has a 6th occupant, who the Amars group consider their sensei. She is a recluse to the point of being unnamed and unseen. They slip questions underneath her door and she replies by writing as well.

Chizuru Ikewaki (Banba) used a Canon 5D Mk III to shoot a train operator in the driver’s compartment. PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Chizuru Ikewaki (Banba) used a Canon 5D Mk III to shoot a train operator in the driver’s compartment. PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

NEET or Not in Education Employment or Training is a British acronym adopted in Japan. It is a broad category some of the youth fall into because of economic factors.An article by Kaitlyn Smith–Stagnant Youth: the NEET, freeter, and hikikomori phenomena expounds on the economic and sociological factors that have given rise to NEETs and the Japanese media’s reaction to them. “In a society primarily consisting of older adults, many youth found that it became increasingly difficult to find long-term employment, and as a result many young Japanese became disenfranchised with the Japanese school-to-work system…It (Japanese media/opinion) served to ostracize and punish those who fit the NEET definition, without paying appropriate attention to the social and cultural circumstances that created them.”

from left: Jiji (Tomoe Shinohara), Chieko (Azusa Babazono), Tsukimi (Rena Nounen), Banba (Chizuru Ikewaki) & Mayaya (Rina Ohta). PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

from left: Jiji (Tomoe Shinohara), Chieko (Azusa Babazono), Tsukimi (Rena Nounen), Banba (Chizuru Ikewaki) & Mayaya (Rina Ohta). PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Lesson in Tolerance

For Smith NEET is related to Hikikomori, “In many societies, the youth who feel isolated or rejected tend to form subgroups, to emphasize and idolize the qualities that allow them to be unique individuals. However, Japanese society places an enormous value on conformity and all individuals living and working in unity. Therefore, to those Japanese youth who find themselves unable to conform may find themselves turning to isolation. Rather than work to change themselves, they may find it easier to instead isolate themselves in their rooms, disconnected from society.”

Masaki Suda plays Kuranosuke who is handsome but loves to dress up in women’s clothing. PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Masaki Suda plays Kuranosuke who is handsome but loves to dress up in women’s clothing. PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

In my view this is how PRINCESS JELLYFISH goes beyond entertainment. While we’re laughing, we learn how and why each character has their obsession, insecurities and fears. Kuranosuke loves to dress up as a woman; one of the reasons is that he is rebelling against his strict politician father. We learn that all of the Amars group members were victims of bullying in school, some of which lead to their life long insecurities.

Princess Jellyfish has a live action movie and anime series. PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Princess Jellyfish has a live action movie and anime series. PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Even the group has its own prejudices, which we now see is also wrong. We understand, accept and not judge. Sometimes we’re not even aware of the trauma we cause people when we bully them. Or if we were victimized in our youth, we should work to overcome these insecurities and fears that have affected our lives for so long.

Kuranosuke (Masaki Suda) teaches Tsukimi (Rena Nounen) how to use make up, fix her hair and dress nicely. PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Kuranosuke (Masaki Suda) teaches Tsukimi (Rena Nounen) how to use make up, fix her hair and dress nicely. PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

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Azusa Babazono plays Chieko who loves kimonos and Ichimatsu Dolls. PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Azusa Babazono plays Chieko who loves kimonos and Ichimatsu Dolls. PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Rena Nounen (a Canon M3 endorser) plays Tsukimi who is obsessed with Jellyfish, drawing and painting. PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Rena Nounen (a Canon M3 endorser) plays Tsukimi who is obsessed with Jellyfish, drawing and painting. PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

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Princess Jellyfish has a live action movie and anime series. PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

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Banba is obsessed with trains and has train sets all over her room. PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Banba is obsessed with trains and has train sets all over her room. PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

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Rena Nounen plays Tsukimi who is obsessed with Jellyfish, drawing and painting. PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

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Princess Jellyfish has a live action movie and anime series. PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Princess Jellyfish has a live action movie and anime series. PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Rena Nounen plays Tsukimi who is obsessed with Jellyfish, drawing and painting. PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Rena Nounen plays Tsukimi who is obsessed with Jellyfish, drawing and painting. PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

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Rina Ohta plays Mayaya who is into Samurai action figures. PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Rina Ohta plays Mayaya who is into Samurai action figures. PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

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Kuragehime magazine cover. PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Tomoe Shinohara plays Jiji who has an attraction to images and manga of old men. PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Tomoe Shinohara plays Jiji who has an attraction to images and manga of old men. PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

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Rena Nounen plays Tsukimi who is obsessed with Jellyfish, drawing and painting. PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Rena Nounen plays Tsukimi who is obsessed with Jellyfish, drawing and painting. PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Tomoe Shinohara plays Jiji who has an attraction to images and manga of old men. PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Tomoe Shinohara plays Jiji who has an attraction to images and manga of old men. PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

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from left: Tsukimi (Rena Nounen) & Kuranosuke (Masaki Suda). PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

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Actress Chizuru Ikewaki is underneath that Afro as Banba who is obsessed with trains and has train sets all over her room. PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

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Rena Nounen plays Tsukimi who is obsessed with Jellyfish, drawing and painting. PRINCESS JELLYFISH is currently showing in RED by HBO. The hit movie premiered in the Philippines at Eiga Sai 2015 organized by Japan Foundation Manila at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

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PALE MOON’s Passion & Crime

Rie Miyazawa plays Rika. Rie was a famous model and endorser before she became one of Japan’s most admired actresses. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners. Watch PALE MOON and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Rie Miyazawa plays Rika. Rie was a famous model and endorser before she became one of Japan’s most admired actresses. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners. Watch PALE MOON and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

My Warmth, let me steal your heart.

Written by

Jude Bautista

Life has become mundane for Rika (Rie Miyazawa). Her bank uniform hides her slender but womanly figure. She is considered attractive to most but there’s sadness in her face that diminishes it. Her husband seems more concerned with work than her. She has her head down most of the time, that’s why when someone called out her name in the subway she didn’t hear it at first. It was Kota (Sosuke Ikematsu) a college student who told her he was the grandson of her client she made a house call to.

Rika (Rie Miyazawa) and Kota (Sosuke Ikematsu) in PALE MOON. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners. Watch this movie and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Rika (Rie Miyazawa) and Kota (Sosuke Ikematsu) in PALE MOON. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners. Watch this movie and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

She didn’t give it a second thought, thinking he was just greeting her. As she went down the steps, she realized he was following her. What was she feeling? Was she scared? She lost him when she got on the train. The next day he saw her again across the platform, the opposite way of where she was going. A train whizzes by between them and she’s gone. Kota was disappointed. When he turns around he sees her approaching him. They stood together face to face in the train. They go into a motel room. She suddenly changes her mind and tries to walk out the door. Without warning he grabs her.

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PALE MOON is one of many films you can watch for free at this year’s EIGA SAI Film festival running from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall. Make sure to check screening schedules and arrive early as tickets are on a first come first served basis. This fest marks the 60 Years of Philippines-Japan Friendship and (JFM) Japan Foundation Manila’s 20th Anniversary. JFM is the film festival’s main organizer.

from left: Shang Plaza Mktg Div Head Marline Concio–Dualan, CCP Artistic Dir/ Cinemalaya Festival Dir Chris Millado, JFM Dir Hiroaki Uesugi and Cinemalaya Associate Festival Dir Tess Rances. Watch PALE MOON and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Shang Plaza Mktg Div Head Marline Concio–Dualan, CCP Artistic Dir/ Cinemalaya Festival Dir Chris Millado, JFM Dir Hiroaki Uesugi and Cinemalaya Associate Festival Dir Tess Rances. Watch PALE MOON and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall. Photo by Jude Bautista

This year EIGA SAI has allied with CINEMALAYA and will have a screenings at the CCP on (July 8, August 6, 9, 10 and 12). On July 8, there will be a one-time special screening of Director Harada’s film: THE EMPEROR IN AUGUST at the CCP Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino. It includes a Director’s Talk, where Masato Harada shares his experience and knowledge about the art and his career in filmmaking. His second Director’s Talk, focusing on the making of KAKEKOMI, will be held at the Shang Cineplex Cinema 2 on July 9.

Rie Miyazawa plays Rika. Rie was a famous model and endorser before she became one of Japan’s most admired actresses. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners. Watch PALE MOON and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Rie Miyazawa plays Rika. Rie was a famous model and endorser before she became one of Japan’s most admired actresses. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners.
Watch PALE MOON and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

PALE MOON is based on bestselling novel PAPER MOON by Kakuta Mitsuyo. On the surface it seems like a typical melodrama about morality. But it is far more than that, there are a lot of layers and alludes to the role of women and what it means to be truly liberated from the expectations of society.

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from left: Sumi (Satomi Kobayashi) and Rika (Rie Miyazawa) in PALE MOON. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners. Watch this movie and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

from left: Sumi (Satomi Kobayashi) and Rika (Rie Miyazawa) in PALE MOON. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners. Watch this movie and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Rie Miyazawa plays main character Rika Umezawa, which won for her a Best Actress Award at the Tokyo Intl Film fest and the 38th Japan Academy Awards. The film also won Audience Choice for director Daihachi Yoshida in TIFF. The Best Actress award is one of many for Miyazawa she’s won for TWILIGHT SAMURAI, which was nominated as Best Foreign Language film at the Oscars. She also earned Best Actress in Moscow International Film Fest for Hong Kong produced PEONY PAVILLON. Rie started off as a model to become one of Japan’s most respected and admired actresses.

Rie Miyazawa plays Rika. Rie was a famous model and endorser before she became one of Japan’s most admired actresses. Watch PALE MOON and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Rie Miyazawa plays Rika. Rie was a famous model and endorser before she became one of Japan’s most admired actresses. Watch PALE MOON and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Her character here in PALE MOON seems meek but discovers an inner strength to break the rules. Soon after starting an extra marital affair she begins to pinch an amount here and there in her job at the bank. She takes advantage of clerical mistakes of a co-worker and is soon emboldened. From small gifts of expensive watches for her young lover it grows more and more. There are the luxurious getaways in 5 star hotels, Apple Macintosh computer and even a luxury car.

Rika (Rie Miyazawa) and Kota (Sosuke Ikematsu) in PALE MOON. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners. Watch this movie and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Rika (Rie Miyazawa) and Kota (Sosuke Ikematsu) in PALE MOON. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners. Watch this movie and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Spending on her lover however is only an excuse. There’s a desire in her to break conventions for her perceived higher purpose. This started during her days as a child in Catholic school. There was this seed of wanting to be free from rules as opposed to stealing money for material needs. She becomes addicted to the freedom of choice that money affords her, even though she knows it’s fleeting.

Rika (Rie Miyazawa) and Kota (Sosuke Ikematsu) in PALE MOON. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners. Watch this movie and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Rika (Rie Miyazawa) and Kota (Sosuke Ikematsu) in PALE MOON. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners. Watch this movie and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

All screenings are free and seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis, but admission process may differ according to venues. Screening venues are at the Shang Cineplex Cinema 2 (July 7 to 17), Abreeza Mall Cinema, Davao (July 22 to 24), FDCP Cinematheque, Davao (July 26 to 30), Cultural Center of the Philippines (July 8, August 6, 9, 10 and 12), SM Baguio Cinema, Baguio City (August 11 to 14), FDCP Cinematheque Baguio (August 15), Ayala Center Cebu (August 17 to 21) and UP Film Institute (August 17 to 20).

Rie Miyazawa plays Rika. Rie was a famous model and endorser before she became one of Japan’s most admired actresses. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners. Watch PALE MOON and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Rie Miyazawa plays Rika. Rie was a famous model and endorser before she became one of Japan’s most admired actresses. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners. Watch PALE MOON and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

EIGASAI is generously supported by Shangri-La Plaza, Shang Cineplex, UP Film Institute, Cultural Center of the Philippines, SM Supermalls, SM Baguio City, Film Development Council of the Philippines, Japan International Cooperation Agency, Japanese Association of Northern Luzon, Sa Lubong-Baguio, Cordillera Green Network, JT International (Philippines) Inc., Canon Marketing (Philippines), Inc., Mitsubishi Corporation, Japan Airlines Co., Ltd., Muji, Watami, Crystal Cup Ozeki Philippines, Richmonde Hotel Ortigas.

Rika (Rie Miyazawa) and Masafumi (Seiichi Tanabe) in PALE MOON. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners. Watch this movie and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Rika (Rie Miyazawa) and Masafumi (Seiichi Tanabe) in PALE MOON. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners. Watch this movie and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Rie Miyazawa plays Rika. Rie was a famous model and endorser before she became one of Japan’s most admired actresses. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners. Watch PALE MOON and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Rie Miyazawa plays Rika. Rie was a famous model and endorser before she became one of Japan’s most admired actresses. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners.Watch PALE MOON and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

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Rika (Rie Miyazawa) and Kota (Sosuke Ikematsu) in PALE MOON. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners. Watch this movie and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Rika (Rie Miyazawa) and Kota (Sosuke Ikematsu) in PALE MOON. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners. Watch this movie and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

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Rika (Rie Miyazawa) and Kota (Sosuke Ikematsu) in PALE MOON. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners. Watch this movie and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Rika (Rie Miyazawa) and Kota (Sosuke Ikematsu) in PALE MOON. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners. Watch this movie and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

All screenings are free and seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis, but admission process may differ according to venues. Screening venues are at the Shang Cineplex Cinema 2 (July 7 to 17), Abreeza Mall Cinema, Davao (July 22 to 24), FDCP Cinematheque, Davao (July 26 to 30), Cultural Center of the Philippines (July 8, August 6, 9, 10 and 12), SM Baguio Cinema, Baguio City (August 11 to 14), FDCP Cinematheque Baguio (August 15), Ayala Center Cebu (August 17 to 21) and UP Film Institute (August 17 to 20).

Kota (Sosuke Ikematsu) in PALE MOON. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners. Watch this movie and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Kota (Sosuke Ikematsu) in PALE MOON. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners. Watch this movie and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

EIGASAI is generously supported by Shangri-La Plaza, Shang Cineplex, UP Film Institute, Cultural Center of the Philippines, SM Supermalls, SM Baguio City, Film Development Council of the Philippines, Japan International Cooperation Agency, Japanese Association of Northern Luzon, Sa Lubong-Baguio, Cordillera Green Network, JT International (Philippines) Inc., Canon Marketing (Philippines), Inc., Mitsubishi Corporation, Japan Airlines Co., Ltd., Muji, Watami, Crystal Cup Ozeki Philippines, Richmonde Hotel Ortigas.

Rie Miyazawa plays Rika. Rie was a famous model and endorser before she became one of Japan’s most admired actresses. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners. Watch PALE MOON and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Rie Miyazawa plays Rika. Rie was a famous model and endorser before she became one of Japan’s most admired actresses. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners.
Watch PALE MOON and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Rika (Rie Miyazawa) and Kota (Sosuke Ikematsu) in PALE MOON. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners. Watch this movie and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Rika (Rie Miyazawa) and Kota (Sosuke Ikematsu) in PALE MOON. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners. Watch this movie and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

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Rie Miyazawa plays Rika. Rie was a famous model and endorser before she became one of Japan’s most admired actresses. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners. Watch PALE MOON and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Rie Miyazawa plays Rika. Rie was a famous model and endorser before she became one of Japan’s most admired actresses. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners. Watch PALE MOON and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Rika (Rie Miyazawa) and Kota (Sosuke Ikematsu) in PALE MOON. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners. Watch this movie and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Rika (Rie Miyazawa) and Kota (Sosuke Ikematsu) in PALE MOON. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners. Watch this movie and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

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Rie Miyazawa plays Rika. Rie was a famous model and endorser before she became one of Japan’s most admired actresses. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners. Watch PALE MOON and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Rie Miyazawa plays Rika. Rie was a famous model and endorser before she became one of Japan’s most admired actresses. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners. Watch PALE MOON and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

All screenings are free and seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis, but admission process may differ according to venues. Screening venues are at the Shang Cineplex Cinema 2 (July 7 to 17), Abreeza Mall Cinema, Davao (July 22 to 24), FDCP Cinematheque, Davao (July 26 to 30), Cultural Center of the Philippines (July 8, August 6, 9, 10 and 12), SM Baguio Cinema, Baguio City (August 11 to 14), FDCP Cinematheque Baguio (August 15), Ayala Center Cebu (August 17 to 21) and UP Film Institute (August 17 to 20).

Rie Miyazawa plays Rika. Rie was a famous model and endorser before she became one of Japan’s most admired actresses. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners. Watch PALE MOON and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Rie Miyazawa plays Rika. Rie was a famous model and endorser before she became one of Japan’s most admired actresses. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners.Watch PALE MOON and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Watch PALE MOON and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Watch PALE MOON and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

EIGASAI is generously supported by Shangri-La Plaza, Shang Cineplex, UP Film Institute, Cultural Center of the Philippines, SM Supermalls, SM Baguio City, Film Development Council of the Philippines, Japan International Cooperation Agency, Japanese Association of Northern Luzon, Sa Lubong-Baguio, Cordillera Green Network, JT International (Philippines) Inc., Canon Marketing (Philippines), Inc., Mitsubishi Corporation, Japan Airlines Co., Ltd., Muji, Watami, Crystal Cup Ozeki Philippines, Richmonde Hotel Ortigas.

Rie Miyazawa plays Rika. Rie was a famous model and endorser before she became one of Japan’s most admired actresses. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners. Watch PALE MOON and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

Rie Miyazawa plays Rika. Rie was a famous model and endorser before she became one of Japan’s most admired actresses. © 2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners. Watch PALE MOON and many others for free at the EIGA SAI film fest from July 7 to 17, 2016 at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza Mall.

DANCE MNL: Intensive Ballet

PBT’s Kim Abrogena and Crimson Guirjem perform Black Swan during the PBT@30 (An Invitational Open Rehearsal) at the CCP Main theater last June 22, 2016. Photo by Jude Bautista

PBT’s Kim Abrogena and Crimson Guirjem perform Black Swan during the PBT@30 (An Invitational Open Rehearsal) at the CCP Main theater last June 22, 2016. Photo by Jude Bautista

Written and photographed

By Jude Bautista

DANCE MNL is a once in a lifetime event that has brought the three most prestigious Ballet companies of the Philippines together. From June 14-26, 2016, Ballet Manila, Ballet Philippines and The Philippine Ballet theater will conduct workshops, conferences and of course performances in CCP and Aliw Theater. It’s the ultimate ballet experience for fans, students and the public in general.

from right: Hotel Jen GM Edward Kollmer, Ballet Manila Artistic Dir. Lisa Macuja, BP Artistic Dir. Paul Alexander Morales, PBT Artistic Dir Ron Jaynario and PBT Pres Sylvia Lichauco-De Leon. DANCE MNL press launch was held at Hotel Jen May 11, 2016. Dance MNL: The Philippine Dance Festival will run from June 14-20, 2016 at CCP, Aliw Theater and Star Theater. Photo by Jude Bautista

from right: Hotel Jen GM Edward Kollmer, Ballet Manila Artistic Dir. Lisa Macuja, BP Artistic Dir. Paul Alexander Morales, PBT Artistic Dir Ron Jaynario and PBT Pres Sylvia Lichauco-De Leon. DANCE MNL press launch was held at Hotel Jen May 11, 2016. Dance MNL: The Philippine Dance Festival will run from June 14-20, 2016 at CCP, Aliw Theater and Star Theater. Photo by Jude Bautista

The goal is to make ballet more accessible to more people. CCP VP & Artistic Dir Chris Millado proudly proclaimed, “We got a grant to mobilize at least 100 of our community who hasn’t seen anything at the CCP, or seen dance. So we’re busing in 100 new audiences.” The Cultural Center of the Philippines is a venue sponsor along with the ALIW Theater and Star Theater.

San Hao Barangay Dance troupe is a coproduction between the Fo Guang Shan Manila Foundation and Ballet Philippines to teach underprivileged kids ballet and contemporary dance. They performed for the 47th CCP Summer Dance Workshop at the CCP Main theater last May 21, 2016. Photo by Jude Bautista

San Hao Barangay Dance troupe is a coproduction between the Fo Guang Shan Manila Foundation and Ballet Philippines to teach underprivileged kids ballet and contemporary dance. They performed for the 47th CCP Summer Dance Workshop at the CCP Main theater last May 21, 2016. Photo by Jude Bautista

Ballet Philippines Artistic Director Paul Morales provides the historical perspective of DNCE MNL, “Ballet Philippines is about 47 years old. Ballet Manila is celebrating 21st anniversary Philippine Ballet Theatre 30 years. That’s almost a hundred years na sinusuportahan natin ang ating mga mananayaw mga gumagawa ng ating mga sayaw. When you say professional ballet dance company the dancers are working 5 days a week often 8 hours a day. Really dedicating their lives to their art. I would say a little bit of competition is healthy. But more than that it’s really the passion: The passion and the commitment of all these artists to bring this art forward and to present it to the Filipinos. I’m really grateful my co directors are so gracious and so welcoming with this idea. They’ve given so much for this to be a special event.

Ballet Manila was the highlight of the BM-NCCA INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY FESTIVAL 2015 at the Aliw Theater last April 29, 2015. The fest was supported by National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), Manila Broadcasting Company, Aliw Theater, Star City, and dance school and companies across the country. It is also recognized as the official NCCA Yugyugan para sa Kultura ng Bayan in the National Capital Region. Photo by Jude Bautista

Ballet Manila was the highlight of the BM-NCCA INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY FESTIVAL 2015 at the Aliw Theater last April 29, 2015. The fest was supported by National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), Manila Broadcasting Company, Aliw Theater, Star City, and dance school and companies across the country. It is also recognized as the official NCCA Yugyugan para sa Kultura ng Bayan in the National Capital Region. Photo by Jude Bautista

Morales detailed what people can look out for, “We have three main components of Dance MNL. One is a conference and meetings towards industrialization and understanding the practice of dance in the Philippines. That will happen in two days. That will be the 21st and 22nd. The other aspect Lisa spoke about is the DANCE INTENSIVE, which is a two-week program you can have all the great dance teachers in Manila here. So we really encourage the young dancers to maximize that. That will happen through the whole run of the festival from the 14th to the 26th. Napaka raming classes, 90+ classes they can choose from. As Lisa mentioned we have a lot of our famous dancers from all the three different companies will be teaching there.”

PBT’s Anatoly Panasyukov conducted master classes in ballet. And also assisted during the PBT@30 (An Invitational Open Rehearsal) at the CCP Main theater last June 22, 2016. Photo by Jude Bautista

PBT’s Anatoly Panasyukov conducted master classes in ballet. And also assisted during the PBT@30 (An Invitational Open Rehearsal) at the CCP Main theater last June 22, 2016. Photo by Jude Bautista

The highlight are the performances, “We have about 10 special events. There’s the WINNERS Gala which celebrates all our winners. Local and international winners we could say these are the best of Philippine dance. As you know we have our local ballet competitions here at the CCP. We also have dancers who have really excelled internationally.”

Atlanta Ballet’s Jared Tan & PBT’s Lobreza Pimentel performs Black Swan during the PBT@30 (An Invitational Open Rehearsal) at the CCP Main theater last June 22, 2016. Photo by Jude Bautista

Atlanta Ballet’s Jared Tan & PBT’s Lobreza Pimentel performs Black Swan during the PBT@30 (An Invitational Open Rehearsal) at the CCP Main theater last June 22, 2016. Photo by Jude Bautista

Ballet Manila Artistic Director Lisa Macuja added, “I am very proud that Ballet Manila is one of the companies that is invited to take part in Dance Manila. I’m sure this festival is going to be a success. Because if it is a success it is something that will happen every two years. We’r really very very excited about this event.”

Hotel Jen GM Edward Kollmer and Ballet Manila Artistic Dir. Lisa Macuja. DANCE MNL press launch was held at Hotel Jen May 11, 2016. Dance MNL: The Philippine Dance Festival will run from June 14-20, 2016 at CCP, Aliw Theater and Star Theater. Photo by Jude Bautista

Hotel Jen GM Edward Kollmer and Ballet Manila Artistic Dir. Lisa Macuja. DANCE MNL press launch was held at Hotel Jen May 11, 2016. Dance MNL: The Philippine Dance Festival will run from June 14-20, 2016 at CCP, Aliw Theater and Star Theater. Photo by Jude Bautista

Whether you’re a beginner or a long time ballet dancer there are a myriad of classes you can attend. Lisa said, “Ballet Manila’s participation will be in the workshops. I will be giving master classes. Osias Barroso will be giving Master Classes. All of our teachers: Jonathan Janolo, Sofia Sangco-Peralta, Anselmo Dictado, Eileen Lopez will all be giving master classes in the different levels during the first week of the festival.”

Young ballerinas performed for the 47th CCP Summer Dance Workshop at the CCP Main Theater last May 21, 2016. Photo by Jude Bautista

Young ballerinas performed for the 47th CCP Summer Dance Workshop at the CCP Main Theater last May 21, 2016. Photo by Jude Bautista

Macuja gave a short run down of events, “Most of these classes will be held in Star Theater. The main performance in Aliw Theater will be Generation Next on June 26. So the idea being there will performances almost simultaneously in Aliw Theater, Star Theater the CCP Main Theater, the CCP little Theater, the Rehearsal Hall of CCP, the Little Theater lobby. There will be one performance after another.” She also made note of Ballet Manila alum Christine Roca who is now part of the Joffrey Ballet. Roca will be performing in the WINNERS CIRCLE gala, BALLET FILIPINO and the DANCE DIASPORA gala.

PBT’s Regina Magbitang & Matthew Davo perform Flames of Paris during the PBT@30 (An Invitational Open Rehearsal) at the CCP Main theater last June 22, 2016. Photo by Jude Bautista

PBT’s Regina Magbitang & Matthew Davo perform Flames of Paris during the PBT@30 (An Invitational Open Rehearsal) at the CCP Main theater last June 22, 2016. Photo by Jude Bautista

Macuja suggests that access pass for the classes is great value: “Festival passes, all access pass to more than 90 ballet classes available is going for P 5,000. An all access pass for all eleven performances is also going for P5,000. So if you want to attend as many classes as you want and you want to watch all the performances its P10,000. But if you think of all the other 2 week festivals all over the world its a bargain. To think that one master class in New York for example costs at least $25 just to take one master class in New York. So if you pay P5,000 about $125 for as many as 90 classes. That’s a real bargain. Even for a performance a full length GISELLE would go for at least $50 to a $100 U.S. in any big city. In the Cultural Center of the Philippines, normally it will be priced at P1,000, P1,500, P2,500 for an orchestra seat. For P5,000 you get 2 GISELLES and 3 Galas, modern dance companies and Dance Diaspora. There’s a theater in the round by the U.P. Dance Company.”

Ballet Manila’s Joan Sia & Romeo Peralta with an excerpt from GISELLE. DANCE MNL press launch was held at Hotel Jen May 11, 2016. Dance MNL: The Philippine Dance Festival will run from June 14-20, 2016 at CCP, Aliw Theater and Star Theater. Photo by Jude Bautista

Ballet Manila’s Joan Sia & Romeo Peralta with an excerpt from GISELLE. DANCE MNL press launch was held at Hotel Jen May 11, 2016. Dance MNL: The Philippine Dance Festival will run from June 14-20, 2016 at CCP, Aliw Theater and Star Theater. Photo by Jude Bautista

On top of that there are discounts noted Macuja, “The program is really diverse. The price is a bargain. We will be honoring senior citizen discount and student discounts at %50 off. The Philstage Premium Pass holders will also be honored. Sulit talaga kulang na lang RIDE all you can sa Star City!”

Ballet Manila was the highlight of the BM-NCCA INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY FESTIVAL 2015 at the Aliw Theater last April 29, 2015. The fest was supported by National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), Manila Broadcasting Company, Aliw Theater, Star City, and dance school and companies across the country. It is also recognized as the official NCCA Yugyugan para sa Kultura ng Bayan in the National Capital Region. Photo by Jude Bautista

Ballet Manila was the highlight of the BM-NCCA INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY FESTIVAL 2015 at the Aliw Theater last April 29, 2015. The fest was supported by National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), Manila Broadcasting Company, Aliw Theater, Star City, and dance school and companies across the country. It is also recognized as the official NCCA Yugyugan para sa Kultura ng Bayan in the National Capital Region. Photo by Jude Bautista

Paul Morales said, “Even if you look at the normal pricing this is cheaper. We decided to make this really a gesture to the community, to the public to make it as inclusive as possible. “

from right: BP artistic Dir Paul Alexander Morales & PBT Artistic Dir Ron Jaynario during the PBT@30 (An Invitational Open Rehearsal) at the CCP Main theater last June 22, 2016. Photo by Jude Bautista

from right: BP artistic Dir Paul Alexander Morales & PBT Artistic Dir Ron Jaynario during the PBT@30 (An Invitational Open Rehearsal) at the CCP Main theater last June 22, 2016. Photo by Jude Bautista

PBT’s Kim Abrogena and Crimson Guirjem perform Black Swan during the PBT@30 (An Invitational Open Rehearsal) at the CCP Main theater last June 22, 2016. Photo by Jude Bautista

PBT’s Kim Abrogena and Crimson Guirjem perform Black Swan during the PBT@30 (An Invitational Open Rehearsal) at the CCP Main theater last June 22, 2016. Photo by Jude Bautista

Presented by the Cultural Center of the Philippines and Ballet Philippines in cooperation with Philippine Ballet Theatre and Ballet Manila. Dance MNL is a biennial festival focused on uniting and celebrating the Filipino Dance community. Supported by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and Manila Broadcasting Company this inaugural festival will feature 11 performances, a two week dance intensive and a conference gathering more than 500 dance professionals in the metropolis from June 14 to 26 at the CCP, Aliw Theater and Star Theater.

Standing from left: PBT Artistic Dir Ron Jaynario, BM Co Artistic Dir Osias Barroso, Hotel Jen GM Edward Kollmer, CCP Sponsorship & Membership Dir. Becca Jose, CCP VP & Artistic Dir Chris Millado, Seated from left: BM Artistic Dir Lisa Macuja, PBT Pres Sylvia Lichauco-De Leon and Dance MNL GM Vanini Belarmino. DANCE MNL press launch was held at Hotel Jen May 11, 2016. Dance MNL: The Philippine Dance Festival will run from June 14-20, 2016 at CCP, Aliw Theater and Star Theater. Photo by Jude Bautista

Standing from left: PBT Artistic Dir Ron Jaynario, BM Co Artistic Dir Osias Barroso, Hotel Jen GM Edward Kollmer, CCP Sponsorship & Membership Dir. Becca Jose, CCP VP & Artistic Dir Chris Millado, Seated from left: BM Artistic Dir Lisa Macuja, PBT Pres Sylvia Lichauco-De Leon and Dance MNL GM Vanini Belarmino. DANCE MNL press launch was held at Hotel Jen May 11, 2016. Dance MNL: The Philippine Dance Festival will run from June 14-20, 2016 at CCP, Aliw Theater and Star Theater. Photo by Jude Bautista

For more information visit www.dancemnl.com, email info@ballet.ph , call (02) 551-1003, Like our official facebook page: www.facebook.com/Dance.MNL . To join the social media conversation use our official hashtag #dancemnl

Ballet Manila was the highlight of the BM-NCCA INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY FESTIVAL 2015 at the Aliw Theater last April 29, 2015. The fest was supported by National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), Manila Broadcasting Company, Aliw Theater, Star City, and dance school and companies across the country. It is also recognized as the official NCCA Yugyugan para sa Kultura ng Bayan in the National Capital Region. Photo by Jude Bautista

Ballet Manila was the highlight of the BM-NCCA INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY FESTIVAL 2015 at the Aliw Theater last April 29, 2015. The fest was supported by National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), Manila Broadcasting Company, Aliw Theater, Star City, and dance school and companies across the country. It is also recognized as the official NCCA Yugyugan para sa Kultura ng Bayan in the National Capital Region. Photo by Jude Bautista

Tuesday, June 21

The Winners’ Circle

8:00PM

Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)

Dance.MNL kicks off its week of performances with a gala celebrating the numerous Filipino dance artists who have made their marks on the local and global stage. The featured artists include: Jared Tan (Atlanta Ballet), Christine Rocas (Joffrey Ballet), Candice Adea (Ballet MET), and the winners of local and international dance competitions.

PBT Artistic Dir Ron Jaynario directs and choreographs during the PBT@30 (An Invitational Open Rehearsal) at the CCP Main Theater last June 22, 2016. Photo by Jude Bautista

PBT Artistic Dir Ron Jaynario directs and choreographs during the PBT@30 (An Invitational Open Rehearsal) at the CCP Main Theater last June 22, 2016. Photo by Jude Bautista

Wednesday, June 22

PBT@30 (An Invitational Open Rehearsal)

Philippine Ballet Theatre

6:00PM

Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)

An intimate look into Philippine Ballet Theatre on the dawn of the company’s 30th anniversary.

Young ballerinas performed for the 47th CCP Summer Dance Workshop at the CCP Main Theater last May 21, 2016. Photo by Jude Bautista

Young ballerinas performed for the 47th CCP Summer Dance Workshop at the CCP Main Theater last May 21, 2016. Photo by Jude Bautista

A Wanderer in the Night of the World

UP Dance Company

8:00PM

Aliw Theater Stage

A Wanderer in the Night of the World is a dance narrative inspired by five poems of the National Artist for Literature – Nestor Vicente Madali (NVM) Gonzales choreographed by Al Bernard Garcia, Michael Barry Que, Sarah Maria Samaniego, and Gebbvelle Ray Selga.

Dance MNL GM Vanini Belarmino during the PBT@30 (An Invitational Open Rehearsal) at the CCP Main Theater last June 22, 2016. Photo by Jude Bautista

Dance MNL GM Vanini Belarmino during the PBT@30 (An Invitational Open Rehearsal) at the CCP Main Theater last June 22, 2016. Photo by Jude Bautista

Thursday, June 23

Host

Eisa Jocson

6:00PM

Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater)

HOST is a one-woman-entertainment-service-machine. Eisa Jocson’s acclaimed piece invites us to experience and reflect on feminine image formation by displaying forms of entertainment strategies associated with femininity and by exhibiting labor and body politics.

Ballet Philippines Monica Gana & Gerry Corpuz excerpting ‘2’ choreographed by Rodelson Yadao, which is a modern piece competing in the Helsinki International Ballet Competition. DANCE MNL press launch was held at Hotel Jen May 11, 2016. Dance MNL: The Philippine Dance Festival will run from June 14-20, 2016 at CCP, Aliw Theater and Star Theater. Photo by Jude Bautista

Ballet Philippines Monica Gana & Gerry Corpuz excerpting ‘2’ choreographed by Rodelson Yadao, which is a modern piece competing in the Helsinki International Ballet Competition. DANCE MNL press launch was held at Hotel Jen May 11, 2016. Dance MNL: The Philippine Dance Festival will run from June 14-20, 2016 at CCP, Aliw Theater and Star Theater. Photo by Jude Bautista

Master Pieces

Ballet Philippines

8:00PM

Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)

Ballet Philippines brings its highly celebrated touring repertoire back to its home stage. “Master Pieces” has been performed in the United States of America, Canada, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar, Jordan, China, and most recently, Korea and Indonesia. “Master Pieces” features works by George Birkadze, William Carter, Augustus ‘Bam’ Damian III, Tony Fabella, Alden Lugnasin, Paul Alexander Morales, Carlo Pacis, and BP Founder & National Artist for Dance Alice Reyes.

San Hao Barangay Dance troupe is a coproduction between the Fo Guang Shan Manila Foundation and Ballet Philippines to teach underprivileged kids ballet and contemporary dance. They performed for the 47th CCP Summer Dance Workshop at the CCP Main theater last May 21, 2016. Photo by Jude Bautista

San Hao Barangay Dance troupe is a coproduction between the Fo Guang Shan Manila Foundation and Ballet Philippines to teach underprivileged kids ballet and contemporary dance. They performed for the 47th CCP Summer Dance Workshop at the CCP Main theater last May 21, 2016. Photo by Jude Bautista

Friday, June 24

Body of Work

Airdance

6:00PM

Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater)

Body of Work is a mixed bill featuring the wide scope of Airdance’s choreographic pool. The program features works by Ava Maureen Villanueva-Ong, Mia Cabalfin, Jed Amihan, Rhosam Prudenciado Jr., Avel Bautista, Nicole Primero, and Ernest Mandap.

Philippine Ballet Theatre’s Regina Magbitang & Ian Ocampo –JUST GIVE ME A REASON excerpt from DANCING IN ONE VOICE. DANCE MNL press launch was held at Hotel Jen May 11, 2016. Dance MNL: The Philippine Dance Festival will run from June 14-20, 2016 at CCP, Aliw Theater and Star Theater. Photo by Jude Bautista

Philippine Ballet Theatre’s Regina Magbitang & Ian Ocampo –JUST GIVE ME A REASON excerpt from DANCING IN ONE VOICE. DANCE MNL press launch was held at Hotel Jen May 11, 2016. Dance MNL: The Philippine Dance Festival will run from June 14-20, 2016 at CCP, Aliw Theater and Star Theater. Photo by Jude Bautista

Unearthing

Daloy Dance Company

9:00PM

Bulwagang Francisca Reyes Aquino (CCP Rehearsal Hall)

Unearthing explores how the carnal and spiritual are linked and entangled. The bodies act on impulse, unearthing body conditioning and defences, and exploring what it truly means for the performer’s body to be receptive and responsive. Movement is used as a form of attunement and way to be sensitive to a deeper inward contact. Unearthing experiments on acts of migration from the physical to more vulnerable states of being.

Unearthing by Ea Torrado and Daloy Dance Company was premiered at the 2015 Karnabal Festival: Social and Performance Innovations. Wanggo Gallaga of the Manila Bulletin writes that the piece showcases a direction for Daloy that moves “further away from the conventional idea of what contemporary dancing is expected to be. Unafraid to explore awkward shapes or deal with simplistic narratives, the Daloy Dance Company presses forward in their offering of a very different kind of contemporary dance show for the Filipino audience.” Unearthing is set to be presented in Japan this coming July for Setouchi Trienalle and Asian Performing Arts Market 2016.

Ballet Manila’s Joan Sia & Romeo Peralta with an excerpt from GISELLE. DANCE MNL press launch was held at Hotel Jen May 11, 2016. Dance MNL: The Philippine Dance Festival will run from June 14-20, 2016 at CCP, Aliw Theater and Star Theater. Photo by Jude Bautista

Ballet Manila’s Joan Sia & Romeo Peralta with an excerpt from GISELLE. DANCE MNL press launch was held at Hotel Jen May 11, 2016. Dance MNL: The Philippine Dance Festival will run from June 14-20, 2016 at CCP, Aliw Theater and Star Theater. Photo by Jude Bautista

Saturday, June 25

Giselle

Ballet Manila

2:00PM (Ballet Manila cast) & 8:00PM (Tribute cast for Tita Radaic)

Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)

One of the most beloved ballets of all time, “Giselle” tells the story of a love so strong that it transcends even death. The artists of Ballet Manila will take the stage on the matinee, while the gala features a special tribute cast put together in honor of the Philippine dance icon and co-founder of Philippine Ballet Theatre Felicitas “Tita” Radaic, featuring the special participation of Philippine Ballet Theatre and Ballet Philippines.

San Hao Barangay Dance troupe is a coproduction between the Fo Guang Shan Manila Foundation and Ballet Philippines to teach underprivileged kids ballet and contemporary dance. They performed for the 47th CCP Summer Dance Workshop at the CCP Main theater last May 21, 2016. Photo by Jude Bautista

San Hao Barangay Dance troupe is a coproduction between the Fo Guang Shan Manila Foundation and Ballet Philippines to teach underprivileged kids ballet and contemporary dance. They performed for the 47th CCP Summer Dance Workshop at the CCP Main theater last May 21, 2016. Photo by Jude Bautista

Dance Diaspora

6:00PM

Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater)

Manila’s diverse contemporary dance companies, independent artists, and internationally based Filipino dancers come together in a program presenting a cornucopia of dance talents. The performance opens with the dance film, “Where The Light Settles”, directed by AJ Orlina.

Young ballerinas performed for the 47th CCP Summer Dance Workshop at the CCP Main Theater last May 21, 2016. Photo by Jude Bautista

Young ballerinas performed for the 47th CCP Summer Dance Workshop at the CCP Main Theater last May 21, 2016. Photo by Jude Bautista

Sunday, June 26

Generation Next

2:00PM

Aliw Theater

The future of Philippine dance takes center stage in this festive program. Audiences will be treated to the performances of select dance schools from around the metro, as well as the junior dancers of Ballet Philippines, Philippine Ballet Theatre, and Ballet Manila.

PBT Artistic Dir Ron Jaynario directs and choreographs during the PBT@30 (An Invitational Open Rehearsal) at the CCP Main Theater last June 22, 2016. Photo by Jude Bautista

PBT Artistic Dir Ron Jaynario directs and choreographs during the PBT@30 (An Invitational Open Rehearsal) at the CCP Main Theater last June 22, 2016. Photo by Jude Bautista

Ballet Filipino

6:00PM

Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)

Manila’s three professional ballet companies unite in a program celebrating the best of Filipino dance and choreography.

Ballet Manila was the highlight of the BM-NCCA INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY FESTIVAL 2015 at the Aliw Theater last April 29, 2015. The fest was supported by National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), Manila Broadcasting Company, Aliw Theater, Star City, and dance school and companies across the country. It is also recognized as the official NCCA Yugyugan para sa Kultura ng Bayan in the National Capital Region. Photo by Jude Bautista

Ballet Manila was the highlight of the BM-NCCA INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY FESTIVAL 2015 at the Aliw Theater last April 29, 2015. The fest was supported by National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), Manila Broadcasting Company, Aliw Theater, Star City, and dance school and companies across the country. It is also recognized as the official NCCA Yugyugan para sa Kultura ng Bayan in the National Capital Region. Photo by Jude Bautista

Presented by the Cultural Center of the Philippines and Ballet Philippines in cooperation with Philippine Ballet Theatre and Ballet Manila. Dance MNL is a biennial festival focused on uniting and celebrating the Filipino Dance community. Supported by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and Manila Broadcasting Company this inaugural festival will feature 11 performances, a two week dance intensive and a conference gathering more than 500 dance professionals in the metropolis from June 14 to 26 at the CCP, Aliw Theater and Star Theater.

PBT’s Nika Ylagan during the PBT@30 (An Invitational Open Rehearsal) at the CCP Main Theater last June 22, 2016. Photo by Jude Bautista

PBT’s Nika Ylagan during the PBT@30 (An Invitational Open Rehearsal) at the CCP Main Theater last June 22, 2016. Photo by Jude Bautista

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PBT’s Anatoly Panasyukov conducted master classes in ballet. And also assisted during the PBT@30 (An Invitational Open Rehearsal) at the CCP Main theater last June 22, 2016. Photo by Jude Bautista

PBT’s Anatoly Panasyukov conducted master classes in ballet. And also assisted during the PBT@30 (An Invitational Open Rehearsal) at the CCP Main theater last June 22, 2016. Photo by Jude Bautista

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PBT’s Regina Magbitang & Matthew Davo perform Flames of Paris during the PBT@30 (An Invitational Open Rehearsal) at the CCP Main theater last June 22, 2016. Photo by Jude Bautista

PBT’s Regina Magbitang & Matthew Davo perform Flames of Paris during the PBT@30 (An Invitational Open Rehearsal) at the CCP Main theater last June 22, 2016. Photo by Jude Bautista

Presented by the Cultural Center of the Philippines and Ballet Philippines in cooperation with Philippine Ballet Theatre and Ballet Manila. Dance MNL is a biennial festival focused on uniting and celebrating the Filipino Dance community. Supported by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and Manila Broadcasting Company this inaugural festival will feature 11 performances, a two week dance intensive and a conference gathering more than 500 dance professionals in the metropolis from June 14 to 26 at the CCP, Aliw Theater and Star Theater.

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PBT’s Nika Ylagan during the PBT@30 (An Invitational Open Rehearsal) at the CCP Main Theater last June 22, 2016. Photo by Jude Bautista

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MON ROI’s Modern Romance

Georgio (Vincent Cassel) and Tony (Emmanuelle Bercot) in MON ROI. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt.

Georgio (Vincent Cassel) and Tony (Emmanuelle Bercot) in MON ROI. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt.

My Angel, may your love be true.

Written by

Jude Thaddeus L Bautista

Their first date was a complete surprise. All Georgio (Vincent Cassel) told Tony (Emmanuelle Bercot) was to meet with him in the morning. When they got in the church she realized he was the best man at a wedding. She was moved at what it meant. As soon as they could get away they quickly fell into each other’s arms. In the throes of passion she couldn’t stop the tears. He had to stop and ask why, “I was open,” she said. He was a bit shocked, “What? Open on pussy? Your pussy is like a mouth. Is that why you’re crying? Who told you that?” She was traumatized, “My ex-husband told me I was open down there.” As usual he made her laugh, “The only ones who say that are men with small penises. You should stop meeting jerks.” Through her tears she asked, “Are you a jerk?” With conviction and as much honesty, “No I’m not. I’m the king of jerks!”

Georgio (Vincent Cassel) and Tony (Emmanuelle Bercot) in MON ROI. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt.

Georgio (Vincent Cassel) and Tony (Emmanuelle Bercot) in MON ROI. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt.

MON ROI (MY KING) is part of the 21st French Film Festival. A total of 17 films will be screened starting from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas.

Emmanuelle Bercot won the 2015 Cannes Best actress award for MON ROI. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt.

Emmanuelle Bercot won the 2015 Cannes Best actress award for MON ROI. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt.

During Independence Day on June 12, the festival renews its tradition of putting the spotlight on Filipino films through the screening of two local films that have been featured at international film festivals in France: Lawrence Fajardo’s IMBISIBOL and Carl Joseph Papa’s animated film, MANANG BIRING.

from left: IMBISIBOL director Lawrence Fajardo, Ces Quesada, Ruby Ruiz, Natileigh Sitoy and IMBISIBOL Asst. Dir. Charita Castinlag, Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: IMBISIBOL director Lawrence Fajardo, Ces Quesada, Ruby Ruiz, Natileigh Sitoy and IMBISIBOL Asst. Dir. Charita Castinlag, Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

Emmanuelle Bercot plays Marie-Antoinette Jézéquel or Tony for short. Emmanuelle Bercot won Cannes Best Actress in 2015 for MON ROI (MY KING). She shared the award with Mara Rooney of CAROL. The two upset the favorite Cate Blanchett who was cast as Rooney’s Lesbian lover CAROL.

Amb. Thierry Mathou and Cannes Best Actress Jaclyn Jose. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

Amb. Thierry Mathou and Cannes Best Actress Jaclyn Jose. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

Bercot won the same award our very own Jaclyn Jose won for MA’ROSA this year. Jaclyn Jose beat out the likes of Charlize Theron (US entry THE LAST FACE directed by Sean Penn) and Marion Cotillard (France’s MAL DE PIERRES / From the Land of the Moon directed by Nicole Garcia). Kristen Stewart, Isabelle Huppert, Ruth Negga were also among those Jose won over for the award.

Georgio (Vincent Cassel) and Tony (Emmanuelle Bercot) in MON ROI. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt.

Georgio (Vincent Cassel) and Tony (Emmanuelle Bercot) in MON ROI. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt.

Bercot’s performance was very touching and yet resilient woman dealing with a very passionate but troubled relationship. Much like her character she’s a woman of substance. While her facial features can remind one of supermodel Christy Turlington, she was known more as a screenwriter and director. She was the first female director to be chosen to open the Cannes film fest with her film STANDING TALL. She earned Cannes Best Short Film LES VACANCES (1997) and was nominated for the César Awards Best Screenplay for LA TÊTE HAUTE/ STANDING TALL (2015) and POLISSE (2011). She also won Best Director in Thessaloniki for BACKSTAGE in 2005. Her latest directorial work LA FILLE DE BREST is currently in post-production.

Georgio (Vincent Cassel) and Tony (Emmanuelle Bercot) in MON ROI. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt.

Georgio (Vincent Cassel) and Tony (Emmanuelle Bercot) in MON ROI. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt.

Vincent Cassel is a very familiar face to blockbuster movie fans. He’s been cast in OCEAN’S ELEVEN / TWELVE / THIRTEEN. He was also the manipulative director and choreographer in BLACK SWAN, convincing as an American. He made his Hollywood debut- ELIZABETH (with Cate Blanchett in title role) in 1998 as Duc D’Anjou. Being a second-generation actor he has actually made quite a reputation in France long before he got in English films. Here he’s completely French and plays a very complex, very real character. His romantic and dramatic skills as an actor are in full display.

Emmanuelle Bercot won the 2015 Cannes Best actress award for MON ROI. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt.

Emmanuelle Bercot won the 2015 Cannes Best actress award for MON ROI. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt.

They are both amazing actors in this very realistic rendition of a modern relationship. Of course there’s alot of sex, romance, the love they feel for each other is genuine which translates wonderfully through the screen. They also battle through real problems such as drug use, emotional abuse and even financial problems.

Emmanuelle Bercot won the 2015 Cannes Best actress award for MON ROI. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt.

Emmanuelle Bercot won the 2015 Cannes Best actress award for MON ROI. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt.

There’s no real good guy or bad guy. The overall theme is one of healing for Tony. She has a serious ski injury and has therapy, which is intercut, with her relationship with Georgio. He’s a successful, high profile restaurateur incredibly charming, funny and passionate. And because he’s so successful and popular, so are his appetites for women, for life. Tony is sexy at the same time grounded, everything Georgio is looking for and she’s nothing like the women he’s met before.

Georgio (Vincent Cassel) and Tony (Emmanuelle Bercot) in MON ROI. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt.

Georgio (Vincent Cassel) and Tony (Emmanuelle Bercot) in MON ROI. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt.

In one scene Tony flips through the magazine L’OFFICIEL and points out models and celebs asking, “You f***d her? What about her?” Audiences in the 21st French Film fest opening were given L’OFFICIEL’s Manila edition. The issue featured designer Joey Samson showing his collection at The Peninsula Manila.

Joey Samson’s collection was featured in L’OFFICIEL Manila- photographed in The Peninsula Manila. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt.

Joey Samson’s collection was featured in L’OFFICIEL Manila- photographed in The Peninsula Manila. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt.

Tony worked her way through law school as a bartender and that was how they met years before. She has blonde classic Gaelic features self assured, extremely sexy not just physically but intellectually. They fell for each other when they meet up again.

Georgio (Vincent Cassel) shows off his son to Agnes (Chrystèle Saint Louis Augustin) Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt.

Georgio (Vincent Cassel) shows off his son to Agnes (Chrystèle Saint Louis Augustin) Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt.

The landscapes does it work to help one fall in love. From the French Alps to the warm beaches of the south, each location has its own appeal. We see the more cosmopolitan side of Paris with the clubs and ultra modern apartments. The little restaurants and cafes are there to have intimate meetings. MON ROI is romantic but doesn’t gloss over the realities of modern relationships. More often than not they’re complex and painful.

3rd from right: Amb. Thierry Mathou, from left: French Cultural Counselor Yves Zoberman, French Audio Visual Attache Martin Macalintal, Cannes Best Actress Jaclyn Jose, Mdme. Cecile Mathou and FDCP Chairman Briccio Santos. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

3rd from right: Amb. Thierry Mathou, from left: French Cultural Counselor Yves Zoberman, French Audio Visual Attache Martin Macalintal, Cannes Best Actress Jaclyn Jose, Mdme. Cecile Mathou and FDCP Chairman Briccio Santos. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

For the screening schedule, visit www.frenchfilmfest.com. Share your French Film Festival story on social media using the hashtag #FrenchFilmFest21.

Film synopses, reviews, and the screening schedule are also easily available on your smartphone by downloading the French Film Festival app powered by ThinkBIT on Apple Store and Google Play.

Georgio (Vincent Cassel) and Tony (Emmanuelle Bercot) in MON ROI. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt.

Georgio (Vincent Cassel) and Tony (Emmanuelle Bercot) in MON ROI. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/FrenchEmbassyManila.

The 21st French Film Festival is presented by the Embassy of France to the Philippines, Institut Français, the Alliance française de Manille and Cebu, and the Film Development Council of the Philippines, in cooperation with the Ayala Malls Cinemas, the SSI Group, Inc., Central Square, and with the support of Lacoste, Beauty Bar, Diptyque, Marks and Spencer, L’Occitane, Oliviers & Co., Peugeot Philippines, Delsey, Kickers, Sledgers, ThinkBIT, Cinema One Originals, Pioneer Films, Solar Entertainment Corp., TeamApp, Inc., Bizu, Don Papa, Le Cellier, Sommelier, Taters, Chimara, Marithé François Girbaud, and our media partners Expat Newspaper, the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, the ABS-CBN News Channel, CNN Philippines, Art Plus Magazine, L’Officiel Manila, Mellow 94.7 Sounds Good, Gist.ph, Spot.ph and WhenInManila.com.

Louis Vuitton model in L’OFFICIEL Manila. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt.

Louis Vuitton model in L’OFFICIEL Manila. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt.

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Cannes Best Actress Jaclyn Jose and Primer Group AVP Darwin Bañez. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

Cannes Best Actress Jaclyn Jose and Primer Group AVP Darwin Bañez. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

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MA’ROSA cast standing from left: Larry Castillo, friend, John Paul Duray, Maria Isabel Lopez, Mark Anthony Fernandez, French Cultural Affairs Counselor Yves Zoberman, Jaclyn Jose, Jomari Angeles, Natileigh Sitoy Ruby Ruiz, Cataleya Surio, bottom row from left: Raymond Rinoza, Carlo Valenzona, Luis Ruiz, Mac Mendoza. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

MA’ROSA cast standing from left: Larry Castillo, friend, John Paul Duray, Maria Isabel Lopez, Mark Anthony Fernandez, French Cultural Affairs Counselor Yves Zoberman, Jaclyn Jose, Jomari Angeles, Natileigh Sitoy Ruby Ruiz, Cataleya Surio, bottom row from left: Raymond Rinoza, Carlo Valenzona, Luis Ruiz, Mac Mendoza. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

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The 21st French Film Festival is presented by the Embassy of France to the Philippines, Institut Français, the Alliance française de Manille and Cebu, and the Film Development Council of the Philippines, in cooperation with the Ayala Malls Cinemas, the SSI Group, Inc., Central Square, and with the support of Lacoste, Beauty Bar, Diptyque, Marks and Spencer, L’Occitane, Oliviers & Co., Peugeot Philippines, Delsey, Kickers, Sledgers, ThinkBIT, Cinema One Originals, Pioneer Films, Solar Entertainment Corp., TeamApp, Inc., Bizu, Don Papa, Le Cellier, Sommelier, Taters, Chimara, Marithé François Girbaud, and our media partners Expat Newspaper, the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, the ABS-CBN News Channel, CNN Philippines, Art Plus Magazine, L’Officiel Manila, Mellow 94.7 Sounds Good, Gist.ph, Spot.ph and WhenInManila.com.

Joey Samson’s collection was featured in L’OFFICIEL Manila- photographed in The Peninsula Manila. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt.

Joey Samson’s collection was featured in L’OFFICIEL Manila- photographed in The Peninsula Manila. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt.

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Amb. Thierry Mathou w MA’ROSA cast from left: Jomari Angeles, Ruby Ruiz, Aaron Rivera, Natileigh Sitoy & Mac Mendoza. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

Amb. Thierry Mathou w MA’ROSA cast from left: Jomari Angeles, Ruby Ruiz, Aaron Rivera, Natileigh Sitoy & Mac Mendoza. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Joey Samson’s collection was featured in L’OFFICIEL Manila- photographed in The Peninsula Manila. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt.

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The 21st French Film Festival is presented by the Embassy of France to the Philippines, Institut Français, the Alliance française de Manille and Cebu, and the Film Development Council of the Philippines, in cooperation with the Ayala Malls Cinemas, the SSI Group, Inc., Central Square, and with the support of Lacoste, Beauty Bar, Diptyque, Marks and Spencer, L’Occitane, Oliviers & Co., Peugeot Philippines, Delsey, Kickers, Sledgers, ThinkBIT, Cinema One Originals, Pioneer Films, Solar Entertainment Corp., TeamApp, Inc., Bizu, Don Papa, Le Cellier, Sommelier, Taters, Chimara, Marithé François Girbaud, and our media partners Expat Newspaper, the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, the ABS-CBN News Channel, CNN Philippines, Art Plus Magazine, L’Officiel Manila, Mellow 94.7 Sounds Good, Gist.ph, Spot.ph and WhenInManila.com.

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Louis Vuitton model in L’OFFICIEL Manila. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt.

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UN+UNE Equals Love

Antoine (Jean Dujardin) in UN+UNE. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

Antoine (Jean Dujardin) in UN+UNE. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

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For the first time Alice (Alice Pol) rendered Antoine (Jean Dujardin) speechless when she asked him to get married. Now on the phone she asked about it again. All Antoine could say, “Its all I think about.” Just as he puts the phone down there was a frantic knock on his hotel room door. It was the ambassador’s wife Anna (Elsa Zylberstein), crying. “My husband and I had a fight. He kicked me out of the house. He said I couldn’t stop staring at you.” Over the dinner reception they disagreed about everything. He often laughed at her notions of mysticism, unity with the universe, her fascination for Indian religion, philosophy. Antoine couldn’t explain it to himself, no matter how hard he tried to deny it. He was drawn to this mysterious, unconventional woman.

Center: Amb. Thierry Mathou from left: French Audio Visual Attache Martin Macalintal, Cannes Best Actress Jaclyn Jose, Mdme. Cecile Mathou & FDCP Chairman Briccio Santos. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

Center: Amb. Thierry Mathou from left: French Audio Visual Attache Martin Macalintal, Cannes Best Actress Jaclyn Jose, Mdme. Cecile Mathou & FDCP Chairman Briccio Santos. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

UN+UNE starring Oscar winning actor Jean Dujardin of THE ARTIST fame is part of the 21st French Film Festival. A total of 17 films will be screened starting from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas.

from right: SOLAR Ent Pres. & CEO Wilson Tieng, w IMBISIBOL grp: Krisma Maclang Fajardo, Lawrence Fajardo and Asst. Dir. Charita Castinlag. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

from right: SOLAR Ent Pres. & CEO Wilson Tieng, w IMBISIBOL grp: Krisma Maclang Fajardo, Lawrence Fajardo and Asst. Dir. Charita Castinlag. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

During Independence Day on June 12, the festival renews its tradition of putting the spotlight on Filipino films through the screening of two local films that have been featured at international film festivals in France: Lawrence Fajardo’s IMBISIBOL and Carl Joseph Papa’s animated film, MANANG BIRING.

Rahul is real life filmmaker Rahul Vohra. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

Rahul is real life filmmaker Rahul Vohra. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

In UN+UNE Jean Dujardin plays Antoine Abeilard a multi awarded, world-renowned composer and musical scorer. His good friend Rahul Abhi invites him to score his latest masterpiece in India. Rahul happens to be a famous Indian actor and filmmaker in real life (Rahul Vohra). Because Abeilard’s reputation precedes him he is feted by the French Ambassador Samuel Hamon played by Christopher Lambert. Anna is the ambassador’s young wife who is taken with the dashing and famous composer.

from left: Amb Samuel Hamon (Christopher Lambert) & Rahul (Rahul Vohra). Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Amb Samuel Hamon (Christopher Lambert) & Rahul (Rahul Vohra). Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

A lot of older film fans may remember Christopher Lambert in the sci-fi action hit HIGHLANDER trilogy. He is one of a few immortals on earth who can die only by decapitation battling other immortals. He was supposed to be Scottish in that film. Lambert makes use of his flawless French here. He was born in the U.S. to his father who was a U.N. diplomat assigned to Switzerland. Educated in Geneva, he was bitten by the acting bug and went at the Paris Conservatoire where he stayed for 2 years.

Catch UN+UNE in the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

Catch UN+UNE in the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

Legendary Italian actor Venantino Venantini plays Antoine’s father. The character is half Italian and is a struggling musician. When he comes back from India, Antoine is able to relate with his father realizing they have a lot more in common. The role is perfect as an Italian living in Paris.

Catch UN+UNE in the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

Catch UN+UNE in the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

India is more than a backdrop. The land, the people and experiences shape the French characters. It was also very interesting to see quite a number of Indians fluent in French in the former British colony.

Antoine (Jean Dujardin) in UN+UNE. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

Antoine (Jean Dujardin) in UN+UNE. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

Director Calude Lelouch was very truthful in portraying the exotic location. The decrepit train system, even the polluted Ganges were shown side by side with the millions of religious devotees. But rather than disgust the French, it draws them in even more. There is this sense of spirituality, freedom from the concerns of this material world that both Anna and Antoine discover.

Anna (Elsa Zylberstein) in UN+UNE. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

Anna (Elsa Zylberstein) in UN+UNE. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

UN+UNE is a journey of discovering what love is. Why do we choose to believe the things we believe in? When we do find love what do we do with it?

Real Life guru Amma meets Antoine (Jean Dujardin) & Anna (Elsa Zylberstein) in UN+UNE. Photo from http://www.amritapuri.org/19625/15french.aum

Real Life guru Amma meets Antoine (Jean Dujardin) & Anna (Elsa Zylberstein) in UN+UNE. Photo from http://www.amritapuri.org/19625/15french.aum

They go on a pilgrimage to meet Amma each of them have their own reason. Mata Amritanandamayi is a real life guru in India more popularly known as Amma. Her philosophy of love and caring for each person regardless of status, race and gender has influenced millions around the world. Amma has a daily ritual of embracing at least a thousand people each day. Thousands do fall in line this simple but sincere symbol of affection. The two are profoundly affected by the experience.

Antoine (Jean Dujardin) in UN+UNE. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

Antoine (Jean Dujardin) in UN+UNE. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

For the screening schedule, visit www.frenchfilmfest.com. Share your French Film Festival story on social media using the hashtag #FrenchFilmFest21.

Film synopses, reviews, and the screening schedule are also easily available on your smartphone by downloading the French Film Festival app powered by ThinkBIT on Apple Store and Google Play.

3rd from right: Amb. Thierry Mathou, from left: Primer Group AVP Darwin Bañez, French Audio Visual Attaché Martin Macalintal, (partially hidden) French Cultural Affairs Counselor Yves Zoberman, Peugeot Phil Pres. Glen Dasig, SSI Pres. Anton Huang, Cannes Best Actress Jaclyn Jose, Mdme. Cecile Mathou and FDCP Chairman Briccio Santos. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

3rd from right: Amb. Thierry Mathou, from left: Primer Group AVP Darwin Bañez, French Audio Visual Attaché Martin Macalintal, (partially hidden) French Cultural Affairs Counselor Yves Zoberman, Peugeot Phil Pres. Glen Dasig, SSI Pres. Anton Huang, Cannes Best Actress Jaclyn Jose, Mdme. Cecile Mathou and FDCP Chairman Briccio Santos. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

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The 21st French Film Festival is presented by the Embassy of France to the Philippines, Institut Français, the Alliance française de Manille and Cebu, and the Film Development Council of the Philippines, in cooperation with the Ayala Malls Cinemas, the SSI Group, Inc., Central Square, and with the support of Lacoste, Beauty Bar, Diptyque, Marks and Spencer, L’Occitane, Oliviers & Co., Peugeot Philippines, Delsey, Kickers, Sledgers, ThinkBIT, Cinema One Originals, Pioneer Films, Solar Entertainment Corp., TeamApp, Inc., Bizu, Don Papa, Le Cellier, Sommelier, Taters, Chimara, Marithé François Girbaud, and our media partners Expat Newspaper, the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, the ABS-CBN News Channel, CNN Philippines, Art Plus Magazine, L’Officiel Manila, Mellow 94.7 Sounds Good, Gist.ph, Spot.ph and WhenInManila.com.

Real Life guru Amma hugs Anna (Elsa Zylberstein) in UN+UNE. Photo from http://www.amritapuri.org/19625/15french.aum

Real Life guru Amma hugs Anna (Elsa Zylberstein) in UN+UNE. Photo from http://www.amritapuri.org/19625/15french.aum

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from left: Amb Samuel Hamon (Christopher Lambert) & Rahul (Rahul Vohra). Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Amb Samuel Hamon (Christopher Lambert) & Rahul (Rahul Vohra). Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

Catch UN+UNE in the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

Catch UN+UNE in the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

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MA’ROSA stars Maria Isabel Lopez in her famous green dress and Jomari Angeles. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

MA’ROSA stars Maria Isabel Lopez in her famous green dress and Jomari Angeles. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

Sanjay (Abhishek Krishnan) in UN+UNE. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

Sanjay (Abhishek Krishnan) in UN+UNE. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

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from left: PDI Columnist Dolly Ann Carvajal and CNN Phil Reporter Isabella Montano. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: PDI Columnist Dolly Ann Carvajal and CNN Phil Reporter Isabella Montano. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

Orchestra syncs music with Ayanna (Shriya Pilgaonkar) on screen. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

Orchestra syncs music with Ayanna (Shriya Pilgaonkar) on screen. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/FrenchEmbassyManila.

The 21st French Film Festival is presented by the Embassy of France to the Philippines, Institut Français, the Alliance française de Manille and Cebu, and the Film Development Council of the Philippines, in cooperation with the Ayala Malls Cinemas, the SSI Group, Inc., Central Square, and with the support of Lacoste, Beauty Bar, Diptyque, Marks and Spencer, L’Occitane, Oliviers & Co., Peugeot Philippines, Delsey, Kickers, Sledgers, ThinkBIT, Cinema One Originals, Pioneer Films, Solar Entertainment Corp., TeamApp, Inc., Bizu, Don Papa, Le Cellier, Sommelier, Taters, Chimara, Marithé François Girbaud, and our media partners Expat Newspaper, the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, the ABS-CBN News Channel, CNN Philippines, Art Plus Magazine, L’Officiel Manila, Mellow 94.7 Sounds Good, Gist.ph, Spot.ph and WhenInManila.com.

Antoine (Jean Dujardin) in UN+UNE. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

Antoine (Jean Dujardin) in UN+UNE. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Amma’s followers; Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

Amma’s followers; Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

Jorge Bocobo and Chi Datu-Bocobo; Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Ayanna (Shriya Pilgaonkar) in UN+UNE. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

Ayanna (Shriya Pilgaonkar) in UN+UNE. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

Ramon & Silvana Diaz; Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

Ramon & Silvana Diaz; Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

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MA’ROSA stars from left: Jomari Angeles, Natileigh Sitoy and Screenwriter Troy Espiritu. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

MA’ROSA stars from left: Jomari Angeles, Natileigh Sitoy and Screenwriter Troy Espiritu. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

Antoine (Jean Dujardin) in UN+UNE. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

Antoine (Jean Dujardin) in UN+UNE. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Alice (Alice Pol) in UN+UNE. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

Alice (Alice Pol) in UN+UNE. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

Antoine (Jean Dujardin) in UN+UNE. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

Antoine (Jean Dujardin) in UN+UNE. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

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MA’ROSA cast standing from left: Larry Castillo, John Paul Duray, Maria Isabel Lopez, Mark Anthony Fernandez, (partially hidden) French Cultural Affairs Counselor Yves Zoberman, Jaclyn Jose, Jomari Angeles, Natileigh Sitoy, Cataleya Surio, Cindy Briones bottom row from left: Raymond Rinoza, Aaron Rivera, Carlo Valenzona, Luis Ruiz, Mac Mendoza, French Audio Visual Attaché Martin Macalintal and friend. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

MA’ROSA cast standing from left: Larry Castillo, John Paul Duray, Maria Isabel Lopez, Mark Anthony Fernandez, (partially hidden) French Cultural Affairs Counselor Yves Zoberman, Jaclyn Jose, Jomari Angeles, Natileigh Sitoy, Cataleya Surio, Cindy Briones bottom row from left: Raymond Rinoza, Aaron Rivera, Carlo Valenzona, Luis Ruiz, Mac Mendoza, French Audio Visual Attaché Martin Macalintal and friend. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Dexter Matilla meets Cannes Best Actress Jaclyn Jose. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

Dexter Matilla meets Cannes Best Actress Jaclyn Jose. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

Dexter Matilla meets Cannes Best Actress Jaclyn Jose. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

Dexter Matilla meets Cannes Best Actress Jaclyn Jose. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

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MA’ROSA cast standing from left: Larry Castillo, John Paul Duray, Maria Isabel Lopez, Mark Anthony Fernandez, (partially hidden) French Cultural Affairs Counselor Yves Zoberman, Jaclyn Jose, Jomari Angeles, Natileigh Sitoy, Cataleya Surio, Cindy Briones bottom row from left: Raymond Rinoza, Aaron Rivera, Carlo Valenzona, Luis Ruiz, Mac Mendoza, French Audio Visual Attaché Martin Macalintal and friend. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Antoine (Jean Dujardin) in UN+UNE. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

Antoine (Jean Dujardin) in UN+UNE. Catch the 21st French Film Festival from June 8 to 14, 2016 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. The fest includes Pinoy films IMBISIBOL & MANANG BIRING on June 12 at Greenbelt. Photo by Jude Bautista

Overwhelming Strength In Numbers

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Jude Thaddeus L. Bautista

Theoretically Cleveland’s strategy was sound: make anyone else but Steph Curry and Klay Thompson score. Kyrie Irving played great defense against Steph, LeBron drew early fouls from Klay. The Cavs let ‘everyone else’ beat them except for Golden State’s two record-breaking superstars. The problem is they did. The Warriors’ ended Game 1 of the NBA Finals with 7 players in double figures defeating the Cavs 104-89 (June 3, 2016-Mla Time).

LBJ has Kyrie Irving & Kevin Love healthy for the 2016 NBA Finals. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W913tynF_S4

LBJ has Kyrie Irving & Kevin Love healthy for the 2016 NBA Finals. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W913tynF_S4

The win embodies the Strength in Numbers banner at the Oracle Arena and on the t-shirts. Courtside seats have been sold as high as $29,000 especially since the exciting game 7 against OKC.

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Leading the way for the Warriors is a season high for Shaun Livingston at 20 pts. He took advantage of his 6’7” height and made mid range jumpers over 6’1” Kyrie Irving. Livingston has played for a total of 9 NBA squads and could still recall when 20 win teams would cut him from their line-up.

Shaun Livingston wallpaper by Jude Bautista

Shaun Livingston wallpaper by Jude Bautista

Coach Steve Kerr has the unusual strategy of using as many players on his roster as he possibly can. Ball movement, extra passing is something that every player does. If you know that everyone will get to play and everyone passes the ball, everyone is motivated to share. Assists totals bear this out with 29-17.

Klay Thompson had limited playing time because of foul trouble and was not a factor in Game 1.

Klay Thompson had limited playing time because of foul trouble and was not a factor in Game 1.

Another factor for bench production was Klay Thompson’s early foul trouble. LeBron was able to draw a 3rd foul on Klay as early as 2Q, which limited his playing time. Livingston and Leandro Barbosa had started scoring from the first quarter.

The team defense of the Warriors was stifling early on forcing two 24-second violations in the 1Q. Andre Iguodala even had back-to-back steals on Kyrie Irving, which resulted in fast break points.

Andre Iguodala strips both LBJ & Kyrie Irving without fouling them. Wallpaper by Jude Bautista.

Andre Iguodala strips both LBJ & Kyrie Irving without fouling them. Wallpaper by Jude Bautista.

The Warriors lead until an 11-0 run by the Cavs in the 3Q. Coach Steve Kerr was so angered he karate chopped a clipboard and split in two. Fans were shocked, as Kerr is usually unemotional during the games. Later on he said, “Destruction tends to ease some of the anger. So I try to take it out on a clipboard instead of a player. So it’s better that way.”

Coach Steve Kerr breaks a clipboard in half out of frustration. Below right: Trey Kirby of THE STARTERS fail to duplicate the feat w their own clipboard. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Za3uhZLRwo4

Coach Steve Kerr breaks a clipboard in half out of frustration. Below right: Trey Kirby of THE STARTERS fail to duplicate the feat w their own clipboard. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Za3uhZLRwo4

GSW Bench Game 1 High lights

The game had back and forth lead changes but the Warriors maintained the lead 76-68 going into the 4Q. Then came the burst of scoring from Shaun Livingston, Leandro Barbosa and Andre Iguodala. Steph Curry and Klay Thompson each had a three pointer to keep the lead permanently. But was an otherwise forgettable scoring night for the Splash brothers for a combined 20 points. Barbosa had 11 points while Iguodala had 12 pts 7 rebs and 6 assists. Andre’s defense was key on both LeBron and Kyrie the same way his defended both Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant in the previous series.

Andre Iguodala strips LBJ

Andre Iguodala strips LBJ

Kevin Love is now healthy in the 2016 Finals unlike last year. http://cavaliersnation.com/2015/07/23/kevin-love-isolation-wallpaper/

Kevin Love is now healthy in the 2016 Finals unlike last year. http://cavaliersnation.com/2015/07/23/kevin-love-isolation-wallpaper/

Cavs Possible Solution

If the Warriors could beat the Cavs without Steph and Klay’s normal shooting, what else could they do?The Cavs may take comfort in the fact they contained Steph and Klay. The problem now is finding out they still have to stop 4 or more ‘other’ scorers.

LeBron was one assist away from a triple double: 23pts, 12 reb and 9 assts. LBJ is a natural passer and someone who WANTS to get his teammates involved. Kyrie Irving was the CAVS leading scorer with 26 points. Kevin Love had 17 points and 13 boards.

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What they need to do is actually involve their bench even more. They have the personnel to do this. Channing Fye was added to their line up to shoot more treys. And yet only managed 2pts in his paltry 7 minutes.

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Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith are proven scorers both in the 3point area and drives to the basket. Matthew Dellavedova is also a consistent shooter. LeBron isn’t the only 6-straight finals guy: James Jones is there. Timofey Mozgov played well in last year’s finals but hardly got playing time in this year’s playoffs. In game 1 Mozgov, Dahntay Jones, James Jones and Mo Williams only got to play during garbage time in the last 2 minutes.

J.E. Skeets of THE STARTERS believes that Richard Jefferson could be an X-Factor for the CAVS. Jefferson antagonized Raptors center Valanciunas in the previous series. If Jefferson can get Draymond Green to commit a flagrant or 2 technicals it will merit a one game suspension. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Za3uhZLRwo4

J.E. Skeets of THE STARTERS believes that Richard Jefferson could be an X-Factor for the CAVS. Jefferson antagonized Raptors center Valanciunas in the previous series. If Jefferson can get Draymond Green to commit a flagrant or 2 technicals it will merit a one game suspension. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Za3uhZLRwo4

Via J.E. Skeets from THE STARTERS, the Cavs could also use veteran Richard Jefferson to antagonize Draymond Green. Just one flagrant foul or 2 technicals would merit a suspension for green who ‘accidentally’ kicked Steven Adams in the groin.

The Golden State Warriors had a record setting 73-9 game regular season http://www.basketwallpapers.com/USA/Golden-State-Warriors/

The Golden State Warriors had a record setting 73-9 game regular season http://www.basketwallpapers.com/USA/Golden-State-Warriors/

IF the Cavs wanted to they could use all these players more both on the defensive and offensive end. The main difference is that the Warriors have been doing this all season long. Their starters are used to playing with their 2nd and 3rd units, vice versa. But the Cavs certainly have the personnel; they just need to give them minutes. If they don’t they’ll be overwhelmed by strength in numbers.

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Stephen Curry did NOT score his normal 30+pts in the Finals Gm1. But he still drew defenders that left his teammates open.

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GSW Bench numbers overwhelm the CAVS by 4Q

GSW Bench numbers overwhelm the CAVS by 4Q

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