French Film Festival celebrates 20th commemoration in the Philippines
Cannes Film Festival 2015 has been a great event and now it's time to celebrate another milestone for the French cinema.
The French Film Festival will be running from June 3 to 9, 2015 at the Greenbelt 3 cinemas in Makati City and at the Bonifacio High Street cinemas in Taguig.
Similar to last year, tickets for each screening are priced at P100.00 to cover the operational costs of the cinema. Tickets are available at the box office or through www.sureseats.com.
As France and the Philippines achieve a high note in their reciprocal relations taking after the memorable state visit of French President François Hollande to the nation last February, cinema continues to serve as a bridge between Filipinos and the French through the French Film Festival.
This year, the French Film Festival praises its 20th year of bringing basically acclaimed movies and blockbusters to neighborhood crowds. The celebration expects to advance French society and, in the meantime, bolster the neighborhood film industry by screening and paying tribute to fantastic and contemporary Philippine movies
“In the past three years, many high-level exchanges between our two countries have taken place, but the results of these exchanges aren’t limited to the political and policy sphere,” French Ambassador Gilles Garachon said.
“Reaching the 20th edition of the French Film Festival shows that Filipinos are genuinely curious to know more about French language, culture and society. Filipinos want to learn more about the French and vice versa, and what better way to facilitate this than through cinema.”
The appeal of the festival lies in the discovery among local viewers that they have more in common with the French despite the initial geographic, historical, and cultural distance between France and the Philippines. For this edition’s line-up, 19 recent releases contain themes that local audiences can easily identify with, including family, love, conflict, passion, and the arts.