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Vesoul focuses on Philippines and Vietnam

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By Stephen Cremin

Wed, 22 January 2014, 17:05 PM (HKT)

Festival News

The 20th Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema | Festival International des Cinémas d'Asie de Vesoul (FICA) (11-18 Feb 2014) in France will host a large retrospective of films from the Philippines next month.

The season, entitled Philippines: The Claws of Light, includes screenings of three recently restored classics: Lino BROCKA's Manila in the Claws of Neon Maynila... Sa mga kuko ng liwanag (1975) (pictured), Eddie ROMERO's Ganito kami noon... Paano kayo ngayon? (1976) and Ishmael BERNAL's Himala (1982).

There is a special focus on director Brillante Ma. MENDOZA, with screenings of five of his recent films, and producer Joji ALONSO with four features that she helped finance. Both will attend the festival, with Mendoza serving as jury president.

The other guests attending from the Philippines are actress Eugene DOMINGO, director Eduardo ROY Jr., documentary film-maker Ditsi CAROLINO and Roland TOLENTINO, a professor at the University of the Philippines Film Institute.

Earlier this month, the festival revealed a smaller focus on Vietnamese cinema, comprising of seven features, four documentaries and four animations. It will be attended by directors ĐẶNG Nhật Minh and BÙI Thạc Chuyên.


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