Written by Gione Pagdanganan
Iconic movies like Red (1994), Amelie (2001), and The Artist (2011) are some of the outstanding cinematic representations of French society in the world. There are various films from France that made us see the French culture, and throughout the years helped us witness a great exchange of ideas and perceptions through the projection of French cinema’s captivating stories to the world.
This year, the 22nd French Film Festival will happen from June 9-17 at the Ayala Malls Cinemas in Greenbelt 3 and Bonifacio High Street Central Square Cinemas.
To have a broader perspective, this year’s festival will screen and offer a diverse set of 13 French films that will provide Filipino audience greater reflections of the French society.
Here are some of the films you should not miss:
Directed by Tony Gatlif
Bastille Day (2016)
Directed by James Watkins
Directed by Bertrand Bonello
21 Nights With Pattie (2015)
Directed by: Arnaud Larrieu and Jean-Marie Larrieu
In The Shadow of Women (2015)
Directed by Philippe Garrel
In addition, the 22nd French Film Festival will pay tribute to Philippine Cinema to celebrate the 70th diplomatic relationship of France and Philippines by showcasing Cannes award winning Filipino films like Nakaw (2017), Ma’Rosa (2016), On The Job (2013), and Anino (2000) to be screened during June 12, Independence Day.
Tickets are Php 100. You can also purchase tickets online through www.sureseats.com.
To view the updated schedule and for more details, visit the following pages:
French Embassy Manila