Had a wonderful time joining the formal exclusive opening of the 21st French Film Festival 2016 last night. Was able to see Jacklyn Jose in person and watched Mon Roi. This is actually the second one I have watched a movie belonging to the French Film Festival in Manila. The first one happened few weeks ago for the Press and Media launching of French Film Festival 2016. We were able to watch Un + Une. The one last night is about marriage turboil so I can't relate personally. What really swept my feet away is the Un + Une, a travel story set in India.
Borrowing the words from the official organizer of this event:
"The Embassy of France to the Philippines, the Alliance Française de Manille and Cebu, the Institut Français, the Alliance française de Manille and Cebu, and the Film Development Council of the Philippines, in cooperation with the Ayala Malls Cinemas, SSI Group, Inc., and Central Square, present the 21st edition of the French Film Festival in the Philippines.
For 21 years, the French Film Festival in the Philippines has been offering an alternative venue for Filipinos to discover and appreciate a different kind of cinema, culture and language. While a loyal audience of cineastes and Francophiles has been following the festival annually, more and more casual moviegoers have been attending the French Film Festival, with over 15,000 recorded viewers in Manila and Cebu last year.
This year’s edition presents a line-up of 17 French films, released between 2013 and 2016, to be publicly screened in Manila from June 8 to 14 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas. 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.
Similar to last year, tickets for both cinemas are priced at P100 to cover the operational costs of the theaters and may be purchased at the cinema lobby or online through httpa//www.sureseats.com/:::www.sureseats.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."
Here is the screenshot of the movie schedule: