20th edition of CINE EUROPA
"where classics and contemporary meet"
Also this year, Italy will take part in the festival, thanks to the joint efforts of the Philippine Italian Association and the Embassy of Italy in the Philippines!
Two will be the presented movies:
One contemporary film
20 SIGARETTE (20 cigarettes) is a very good film about youth, war, a terrorist attack against an Italian military contingent and its coverage by the media.
The film is set in Iraq during the 2nd Gulf War. We chose it not just for its artistic qualities but also for its relevance today.
The wave of terrorist attacks in EU, the catastrophe of war in Syria and the media talk of a possible war against North Korea convinced us to propose this film.
Screening schedule: Sept. 19 at 6:00 PM & Sept. 25 at 3:30 PM
One classic movie
I SOLITI IGNOTI (Big Seal on Madonna Street) is a more fun film considered to be one of the masterpieces of the Italian crime comedy.
In the cast, there are giants of Italian Cinema such as Totò, Vittorio Gassmann, Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, etc. It is directed by Mario Monicelli.
This year is the 50th death anniversary of Totò and we wanted to celebrate him with this homage.
The movie narrates the story of a group of small-time thieves and bums who bungle an attempt to rob a state-run pawn-shop in Rome.
Screening schedule: Sept: 18 at 3:30 PM