Oh, I miss the days when I had all the time in the world to watch all the films I could get my hands on—at the expense of my grades. All the better if subtitled. That was 30 years ago.
So it’s good to know that the French Film Festival celebrates its 20th year of bringing critically acclaimed films and blockbusters to Filipino audiences.
This year, the festival also pays tribute to Philippine cinema by screening Taklub starring Nora Aunor and produced by Sen. Loren Legarda, which follows the lives of Typhoon Yolanda survivors.
The French Film Festival runs until June 9 at the Greenbelt 3 cinemas in Makati City and at the Bonifacio High Street cinemas in Taguig.
Tickets for each screening are at Php 100 each, available at the cinema box office or through www.sureseats.com.
For this year’s festival line-up, the 19 releases contain themes that range from family, love, conflict, passion, and the arts.
This year’s festival goes beyond cinema with a concert on June 5, Friday 8 PM at the Greenbelt 3 Park.
French DJ Oof will fuse electro and cinema with the Cinémix project, a collection of reinterpretations of French soundtracks from the 1960s and 1970s synced to videos flashed onscreen. Entrance is free.
It all ends with a fashion night hosted by L’Officiel Manila and the SSI Group Inc. at the Central Square, Bonifacio High Street on June 9, Tuesday.
Guests will enjoy perks and discounts offered by the different brands at Central Square.
For more information, go to www.frenchfilmfest.com.