Time to Hit the Cinemas! Here are the Films UPFI has in Store this August

Written by Jerika Danielle Clemente

“Netflix and chill”?

Please, nothing beats a classic movie datemay it be with your special someone, your family, your friends, or even with yourself. So why not go through August with the UP Film Institute, as they recently released their film showing schedule with movies that would definitely get you hooked!

The Anthem of the Heart

A magical creature takes away the voice of a girl who used to use her voice and words to hurt others. But things change years later when she encounters the need to speak and finds music, love, and friendship above all.

August 19 (Saturday) – 1 pm

Sweet Bean

Masatoshi Nagase’s baking business takes the high road as he hires the eccentric Kirin Kiki, a 76-year old woman who specializes in making dorayaki pancakes. But not only does his business start to grow, but also a relationship that is far more than just about street food.

August 19 (Saturday) – 4 pm

Her Love Boils Bathwater

A story of family, sacrifices, and love. Her Love Boils Bathwater is about a single mother with terminal cancer who is determined to bring her family back together before her two-month timeline ends.

August 19 (Saturday) – 7 pm

Ang Kababaihan ng Malolos

In line with National Heroes Month and in commemoration of Jose Rizal’s historic letter to the women of Malolos, Sari and Kiri Dalena creates a musical docudrama like you’ve never seen before.

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August 24 (Thursday) – 5 pm
August 29 (Tuesday) – 5 pm

4 Days

For four consecutive years in college, Derek fails one heterosexual relationship to another. His bestfriend, Mark, on the other hand, is always there, ready and willing to mend Derek’s wounds. Yet little did Derek know that Mark thought more of him than just his best friend. Indeed, Adolfo Borinaga Alix Jr.’s 4 Days poses the question,”How long are you willing to wait for love?”

August 24 (Thursday) – 7 pm
Ticket Price: Php 150

Pule: Utak ng Rebolusyon

In time for National Heroes Month, Pule: Utak ng Rebolusyon is an educational documentary on Apolinario Mabini’s life. Yet it isn’t your usual documentary as it is narrated in Filipino and is not without Filipino Sign Language (there are also captions in English), making this film worthwhile even for the deaf and the mute.

August 25 (Friday) – 5 pm

Action Hero As National Hero

In line with the National Heroes Month movies, UPFI will showcase vintage features of the Filipino action hero Rudy Fernandez in Celebration of Philippine Cinema Centennial:

The Last Pinoy Action King

A tapestry of family movies, film clips, rare photos and even interviews with family, friends, and colleagues; this film is dedicated solely to show the story and life of Filipino action hero Rudy “Daboy” Fernandezhis tragedies and triumphs and much more.

August 26 (Saturday) – 5 pm



August 26 (Saturday) – 7 pm
August 28 (Monday) – 5 pm

Sandakot na Bala


August 28 (Monday) – 7 pm

Whether you’ve missed these films or just want to rewatch them, it’s for sure that you wouldn’t have to worry about your movie budget because UPFI’s film showings are much cheaper than mall cinema showings. So go ahead, watch your hearts out in UPFI and don’t forget to bring food and a jacket (and also a date?)!


UP Film Institute / Cine Adarna

Website: filminstitute.upd.edu.ph
Address: Magsaysay Ave
Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines 1101