French film selection featured in QCinema 2018 [fr]
From October 21 to 30, 2018, the Quezon City International Film Festival (QCinema) presents films from the Philippines and the rest of the world, including eight French movies, at the theaters of the, Gateway Mall, Robinsons Galleria, Trinoma, and the UP Town Center.
As Quezon City is the home of the Philippines’ audiovisual industry, where the country’s major television channels and main film studios are located, QCinema is organized by industry professionals who select films that have been presented in prestigious international festivals, like the Cannes Film Festival.
For its 6th year, with the support of the French Embassy to the Philippines, QCinema will feature a selection of French films in its different sections: Screen International, TF1 French Classics, and RainbowQC.
For the complete program, visit the official website of QCinema: https://qcinema.ph/
Climax by Gaspar Noé (2018)
A troupe of young dancers gathers in a remote and empty school building to rehearse. Following an unforgettable opening performance, the troupe begins an all-night celebration that turns nightmarish as the dancers discover they’ve been pounding cups of sangria laced with potent LSD. Tracking their journey from jubilation to chaos and full-fledged anarchy, Noé observes crushes, rivalries, and violence amid a collective psychedelic meltdown.
|October 24||9:00pm||Gateway Cinema 7|
|October 26||6:30pm||Trinoma Cinema 4|
|October 27||9:00pm||Trinoma Cinema 4|
Visages, Villages (Faces, Places) by Agnès Varda & JR (2017)
Agnès Varda and JR have things in common: a passion for and the exploration of images in general, and more precisely, for places and for ways of showing, sharing, and exhibiting them. Agnès chose cinema. JR chose to create open air photography galleries.
When Agnès and JR met in 2015, they immediately wanted to work together, to shoot a film in France, far from cities, during a trip in JR’s photographic (and magical) truck. Through chance encounters and prepared projects, they reached out to others, listening to them, photographing them, and sometimes putting them on posters. This film also tells the story of Agnès and JR’s friendship, which grew stronger throughout the film shoot, between surprises and teasing, and while laughing about their differences.
|October 22||9:00pm||Trinoma Cinema 4|
|October 26||9:00pm||Gateway Cinema 7|
|October 28||6:30pm||UP Town Center Cinema 3|
La Prière (The Prayer) by Cédric Kahn (2018)
To stop using drugs, 22-year-old Thomas joins an isolated community in the mountains. Run by former drug addicts, the members overcome their addiction through prayer and work. Here, Thomas discovers friendship, rules, love, and faith.
|October 29||1:30pm||Gateway Cinema 7|
Les Diaboliques by Henri-Georges Clouzot (1955)
A school principal is divided between his wife and his mistress, but he is despicable towards each of them. They decide to kill him.
|October 23||4:00pm||UP Town Center Cinema 3|
|October 24||6:30pm||Trinoma Cinema 4|
|October 30||4:00pm||Gateway Cinema 7|
Cinq et la Peau (Five and the Skin) by Pierre Rissient (1982)
A man, Ivan, returns to Manila, apparently without specific purpose. At the discretion of his wandering and its meetings, the writer ambulate in the fascinating mega city in search of its past and of the meaning of his existence.
|October 22||6:30pm||Trinoma Cinema 4|
|October 24||9:00pm||UP Town Center Cinema 3|
|October 25||6:30pm||Gateway Cinema 7|
Et Dieu… créa la femme (… And God Created Woman) by Roger Vadim (1956)
Juliette, an incredibly beautiful woman, is courted by many. Three men try to win her heart.
|October 24||1:30pm||UP Town Center Cinema 3|
|October 25||6:30pm||Trinoma Cinema 4|
|October 30||1:30pm||Gateway Cinema 7|
Plaire, Aimer et Courir Vite (Sorry Angel) by Christophe Honoré (2018)
Jacques is a writer living in Paris. He hasn’t turned 40 but already mistrusts that the best in life is yet to come. Arthur is a student living in Brittany. He reads and smiles a lot and refuses to think that everything in life might not be possible. Jacques and Arthur will like each other. Just like in a lovely dream. Just like in a sad story.
|October 23||8:30pm||Robinsons Galleria Cinema 8|
|October 29||9:00pm||Gateway Cinema 7|
|October 30||9:00pm||Trinoma Cinema 4|
Un couteau dans le Cœur (Knife + Heart) de Yann Gonzalez (2018)
Paris, Summer 1979. Anne produces third-rate gay porn. After her editor and lover Lois leaves her, she tries to win her back by shooting her most ambitious film yet with her trusted, flaming sidekick Archibald. But one of her actors is brutally murdered and Anne gets caught up in a strange investigation that turns her life upside-down.
|October 25||6:00pm||Robinsons Galleria Cinema 8|
|October 27||6:30pm||Gateway Cinema 7|
|October 28||6:30pm||Trinoma Cinema 4|