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Italy will be opening the 12th edition of the International Silent Film Festival Manila.
The Philippine Italian Association , the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines and the Embassy of Italy in the Philippines are proud to present a wonderful film:

Original title: Rapsodia Satanica
English Title: Satanic Rhapsody

Director: Nino Oxilia
Cast: Lyda Borelli, Andrea Habay, Ugo Bazzini, Giovanni Cini

Production year: 1915-1917
Restored by Cineteca di Bologna in 2015

Duration: 41min

Genre: Italian Stylish Melodrama, based on a poem by Fausto Maria Martini and inspired by the aesthetic of Gabriele D'Annunzio.

Plot: An ageing Italian aristocrat, Dame Alba d' Oltrevita (Lyda Borelli), willing to find a second youth, discovers a particular and special solution for her beauty problems: a pact with the devil. However, as for Faust, also for Dame Alba things don't go as expected...

Rapsodia Satanica is the most important of those stylish melodramas made in Italy in the early silent days that gave prestige to the unique style of Italy’s film productions. It is considered a 360 degrees artwork for its literary inspirations (mainly decadent movement), its Liberty scenery and indoor settings as well as for the skilled performance of Lyda Borelli, star of the Italian silent cinema.


Scoring live this wonderful film will be MILES EXPERIENCE, a local band that started out as a blues band in 2011, with nothing but making music on their minds. Wishing to find and better express themselves through their music, though, they revamped their image in 2014 into something unique, something barely heard of in the local music scene, something they felt was their own.

The group hails from the UST Conservatory of Music from different programs and is currently made up of five members: Miles Bondoc on vocals and guitar, Tim Dadivas on drums, Ian Diaz on bass, Guido Hizon on keyboards, and Justin Teaño on guitar.

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The italian cine-concert is brought to you by:

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Film restaured by:



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