Celebrate Women’s Month with these female-centered films
Check out the schedule and ticket prices at Cine Adarna here
Mar 5, 2018
Corresponding with International Women’s Day on Mar. 8, the whole month of March is about putting the spotlight on women and their contributions to the society today and throughout the history.
To celebrate, the University of the Philippines Film Institute (UPFI) is screening diverse women-centered cinema with films by Irene Villamor (Meet Me in St. Gallen, Camp Sawi), Maricel Cabrera-Cariaga (Pitong Kabang Palay), Sigrid Andrea Bernardo (Lorna, Kita Kita), Ramona Diaz (Motherland), and Jun Robles Lana (Ang Dalawang Mrs. Reyes).
There will also be free film festivals from the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Embassy of Israel, and Haruki Murakami Festival from Japan Foundation.
Here’s the schedule of UPFI’s Women’s March 2018 at Cine Adarna so far:
Know more about the films to be shown here:
Camp Sawi (2016)
Dir. Irene Villamor. Camp Sawi tells the story of five brokenhearted women who end up at a resort that helps people recover from painful love experiences.
Schedule: Mar. 1, Thu., 5 p.m.
Mar. 17, Sat., 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Meet Me in St. Gallen (2018)
Dir. Irene Villamor. This film follows the story of Celeste and Jesse who end up unexpectedly meeting again in St. Gallen, Switzerland years after having a one-night stand.
Schedule: Mar. 1, Thu., 7 p.m.
Mar. 17, Sat., 5 p.m.
Mar. 20, Tue., 5 p.m.
Pitong Kabang Palay (2016)
Dir. Maricel Cabrera-Cariaga. This award-winning movie is about the dela Cruz family who lives a simple, frugal life on the rice fields of Isabela. Everyone in the family is working hard to make ends meet until an inevitable departure leaves them all affected.
Schedule: Mar. 2, Fri., 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m.
Mar. 3, Sat., 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m.
Mar. 7, Wed., 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m.
Mar. 15, Thu., 5 p.m.
Dir. Sigrid Andrea Bernardo. Lorna follows the story of a 60-year-old woman who constantly searches for the right one after failed relationships.
Schedule: Mar. 5, Mon., 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m.
Mar. 8, Thu., 5 p.m.
Mar. 12, Mon., 5 p.m.
Mar. 16, Fri., 5 p.m.
Dir. Ramona Diaz. Motherland is an award-winning documentary about the world’s busiest maternity hospital: Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila.
Schedule: Mar. 8, Thu., 7 p.m.
Ang Dalawang Mrs. Reyes
Dir. Jun Robles Lana. This film is about two devoted wives who got cheated on by their husbands who turn out to be gay.
Schedule: Mar. 19, Mon., 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m.
Mar. 20, Tue., 2:30 p.m., 7 p.m.
Featured image courtesy of Motherland movie trailer
Read more from Yazhmin Malajito:
In Memoriam: Historical structures we lost over the years
Why aren’t we talking about the Al-Aqsa Mosque?
9 shops to buy inabel, a loom-weaved indigenous textile from the north
The spire may have collapsed, but these other Notre Dame artifacts were saved
Score discounted accommodations at a Tagaytay luxury hotel this summer