Freedom Film Festival 2016 runs from February 4 to 20 at Natividad Fajardo Auditorium, Bro. Andrew Gonzales Hall, De La Salle University–Manila as organized by Team Communication, the official organization of Communication Arts and Organizational Communication Students of De La Salle University-Manila.
Now on its fourth year, Freedom Film Festival will run for three weeks with the theme “Connecting Dimensions In Philippine Cinema.” It aims to showcase a wide array of local films belonging both in the indie and mainstream categories. This year, the Central Committee invites audiences of all sorts to come and witness works of their fellow Filipinos in the vast and ever-booming film industry.
THURSDAY, February 4 (6pm) – English Only, Please
FRIDAY, February 5 (1pm) – Ang Kwento Nating Dalawa
FRIDAY, February 5 (5pm) – Anatomiya ng Pag-ibig
SATURDAY, February 6 (1pm) – Sleepless
SATURDAY, February 6 (5pm) – Esprit De Corps
FRIDAY, February 12 (1pm) – An Kubo Sa Kawayanan
FRIDAY, February 12 (5pm) – Apocalypse Child
SATURDAY, February 13 (1pm) – Imbisibol
SATURDAY, February 13 (5pm) – Violator
FRIDAY, February 19 (1pm) – Above The Clouds
FRIDAY, February 19 (5pm) – Kapatiran
SATURDAY, February 20 (1pm) – Honor Thy Father
SATURDAY, February 20 (5pm) – Thy Womb (Co-Presented by Iflix) – FREE ADMISSION
Films in exhibition
Above the Clouds
An Kubo sa Kawayanan
Anatomiya ng Pag-ibig
Ang Kwento Nating Dalawa
English Only, Please
Esprit De Corps
Honor Thy Father
Php 150 – TeamComm Members
Php 180 – Non-TeamComm Members and Outsiders
Php 200 – Door Charge
Special (5 films of your choice) – Php 700
VIP (10 films of your choice) – Php 1,300
Walt Disney Pictures has unveiled the triptych poster of its new, imaginative take on the classic children’s adventure “The Jungle Book.” The triptych features lead star Neel Sethi who plays Mowgli together with talking animal characters on either side, in a sprawling and extended horizontal shot.
Directed by Jon Favreau (“Iron Man”), based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, “The Jungle Book” is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves.
But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (voice of Idris Elba), who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera (voice of Ben Kingsley), and the free-spirited bear Baloo (voice of Bill Murray).
Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa (voice of Scarlett Johannsson), a python whose seductive voice and gaze hypnotizes the man-cub, and the smooth-talking King Louie (voice of Christopher Walken), who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to the elusive and deadly red flower: fire.
The all-star cast also includes Lupita Nyong’o as the voice of the fiercely protective mother wolf Raksha, and Giancarlo Esposito as the voice of wolf pack’s alpha male Akela.
The wild adventure swings into Philippine theaters in 3D on April 2016. “The Jungle Book” is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures through Columbia Pictures.
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With multiple wins at the recent Golden Globes and major nominations in the upcoming 88th Academy Awards, film “The Revenant” starring Leonardo DiCaprio directed by Academy Award winner Alejandro G. Iñárritu is fiercely strong at the (U.S.) box-office with an incredible opening (Friday, Jan. 8) of $14.4 million, edging out “Star Wars: The Force Awakens’” ($10.75 million) that day.
“The Revenant” best seen on the big screen, is on its way to $100 million with an estimated gross of $97 million to-date. Inspired by true events, “The Revenant” is physically intense and emotionally gripping story of a man presumed to be dead but came back to life. The legend of Hugh Glass, as he is regarded to be the revenant, someone who came back from the dead, is played by Leonardo DiCaprio. Part thriller, part wilderness journey, The Revenant explores primal drives not only for life itself but for dignity, justice, faith, family and home.
Glass’s mythology began in 1823, when he was among thousands joining the fur trade, a driving new force in the US economy. It was a time when many saw the wild as a spiritual void that demanded to be tamed and conquered by the steeliest of men. And so they poured into the unknown, plying unmapped rivers, disappearing into impossibly lush forests, seeking not only excitement and adventure but also profits — often in fierce competition with the Native tribes for whom these lands had long been home.
Many such men died anonymously, but Glass entered the annals of American folklore by flat-out refusing to die. His legend sparked after he faced one of the West’s most feared dangers: a startled grizzly bear. For even the most tested frontiersmen that should have been the end. But not for Glass. In Iñárritu’s telling of the tale, a mauled Glass clings to life – then suffers a human betrayal that fuels him to continue at any cost. In spite of tremendous loss, Glass pulls himself from an early grave – clawing his way through a gauntlet of unknown perils and unfamiliar cultures on a journey that becomes not just a search for reckoning but for redemption. As Glass moves through the frontier in turmoil, he comes to reject the urge for destruction that once drove him. He has become a “revenant” — one returned from the dead.
Adds Leonardo DiCaprio: “The Revenant is an incredible journey through the harshest elements of an uncharted America. It’s about the power of a man’s spirit. Hugh Glass’s story is the stuff of campfire legends, but Alejandro uses that folklore to explore what it really means to have all the chips stacked against you, what the human spirit can endure and what happens to you when you do endure.”
“There are powerful themes for me in the film: the will to live and our relationship with wilderness,” explains DiCaprio of his immediate attraction to the story. “I’ve also previously played a lot of characters who were incredibly articulate in different ways and had a lot to say, so this was a unique challenge for me. It was about conveying things without words or in a different language. A lot of it was about adapting in the moment, about reacting to what nature was giving us and to what Glass was going through as we filmed. It was about exploring the most internal elements of the survival instinct.”
Based in part on Michael Punke’s novel “The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge,” 20th Century Fox and New Regency present “The Revenant,” also starring Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter, Forrest Goodluck, Paul Anderson, Kristoffer Joner, Joshua Burge and Duane Howard.
Powerful epic saga unfolds on the big screen when “The Revenant” opens in Philippine cinemas this February 3, 2016 from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.
MANILA, Jan. 20, 2016 – As announced yesterday, the new trailer for Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Suicide Squad” goes live today and may be viewed below.
The studio has also released a cast image of “Suicide Squad” to support the trailer launch.
The new action adventure “Suicide Squad” brings DC Comics’ super villain team to the big screen under the direction of David Ayer (“Fury”), who also wrote the screenplay.
The film stars two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith as Deadshot; Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flagg; Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn; Oscar winner Jared Leto as the Joker; Jai Courtney as Boomerang; and Cara Delevingne as Enchantress.
Completing the cast are Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, Jay Hernandez as Diablo, Adam Beach as Slipknot and Karen Fukuhara as Katana.
“Suicide Squad” is produced by Charles Roven (“The Dark Knight” trilogy, upcoming “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”) and Richard Suckle (“American Hustle”). Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Colin Wilson and Geoff Johns are serving as executive producers.
“Suicide Squad” is slated for release in the Philipines on August 3, 2016, from Warner Bros. Pictures.