Cine Europa goes back to Puerto Princesa for its third year in a row.
Following its formal opening at the Shangri-La Plaza Manila last September 16, the film festival was inaugurated by officials coming from the European Union on Friday at the UG Activity Center of SM Puerto Princesa. Representing the provincial government in the formal opening was Sammy Magbanua while Atty. Arnel Pedrosa represented the City government.
Now on its 20th year of celebration, the film festival has the theme “Where Classics and Contemporary Meet,” depicting the rich culture and art of Europe.
The festival will display films coming from sixteen different European Union countries including Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom and Norway.
Cine Europa will hold free public film screening for its 24 European films, formally launched on Friday with the Romanian drama movie, directed by Dan Chisu entitled “Aniversarea (The Anniversary)”, for its press run.
The film pictures Radu Maligan’s 94th birthday anniversary wherein family members and colleagues had come to celebrate with the old man. Everything gets complicated when half of the guests try to convince Radu, who was believed to be an Atheist, to confess his sins to a priest, while the others felt that no one should be forced to do something beyond their will.
The public screening will go on until Sunday, December 3.
The film festival earlier went to cities of Baguio, Cebu, Iloilo, Tacloban, Baybay and will head back to Manila after the film screening is done in Puerto Princesa.