Cine Europa 21: Bringing the best of European cinema to the Philippines [fr]

France once again joins the Cine Europa European Film Festival in the Philippines this year by presenting two French films: Compte tes blessures (A Taste of Ink) (2016) by Morgan Simon and Pierrot le Fou (Crazy Pierrot) (1965) by Jean-Luc Godard.


Organized by the Delegation of the European Union, the EU member-states embassies, and cultural institutions in the Philippines, Cine Europa celebrates its 21st edition of bringing the diversity of European culture to the Philippines with the screening of 27 European films in various locations in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

This year, France is proud to present young director Morgan Simon’s premier film Compte tes blessures (A Taste of Ink), an entry into the Angers Festival of First Films by European Directors. The film has been screened in several European film festivals and has won awards such as the Best Jury Prize, Best Film, Best Director for Morgan Simon, and Best Actor for Kévin Azaïs.

Synopsis : A charismatic singer in a hard rock group, twenty-four-year old Vincent has already tattooed half of his body. With his angelic face and incandescent gaze, the world is at his feet. But the arrival of a new girlfriend in his father’s life stirs up tensions. Vincent no longer intends to reign in his anger, or his desire.

As we mark the European Year of Cultural Heritage in 2018, France also presents the 1965 Jean-Luc Godard classic, Pierrot le Fou (Crazy Pierrot), which portrays the sense of freedom in French society in the 1960s. The 71st Cannes Film Festival this year pays tribute to this work by using an image of the film in the festival’s main poster.

Synopsis: Ferdinand (Jean-Paul Belmondo), unhappily married and recently fired from his job, abandons his family and runs off to the Riviera with the enigmatic Marianne (Anna Karina). Ferdinand, whom Marianne calls “Pierrot,” tries to find artistic fulfillment between bouts of criminal adventure, but keeps getting entangled in Marianne’s violent life.

For the first time ever, Cine Europa 2018 opens in Cebu City, Cebu on September 27, 2018. See the schedule below:


Cebu City, Cebu - Alliance Française de Cebu & Ayala Center Cebu September 28 to 30
Tacloban City, Leyte - University of the Philippines-Visayas October 2 to 7
Iloilo City, Iloilo - Film Development Council of the Philippines & SM City Iloilo October 9 to 14
Baybay, Leyte - Visayas State University October 16 to 21
Puerto Princesa, Palawan - Palawan State University et Robinsons Place October 23 to 28
Naga City, Camarines Sur - Ateneo de Naga University et SM City Naga November 6 to 11
Manila - Film Development Council of the Philippines November 20 to 25
Baguio City - Film Development Council of the Philippines et SM City Baguio November 26 to December 2
Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila - Shangri-La Plaza Mall December 7 to 16

For more information, visit the website of the Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines :

Dernière modification : 01/08/2019

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