GUIDE: Spring Film Festival 2017

The 11th Spring Film Festival will run from January 25 to 29 at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, EDSA cor. Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City.

Admission

Admission is FREE on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be a dedicated queue beside the ticket booth of the cineplex for the event. Tickets are distributed for each film 30 minutes before every screening. No reservation is needed.

A separate queue will be provided to the Senior Citizens and Persons with Disabilities (PWDs).

Screening Schedules

Schedules are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the cinema on the day of visit.

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Featured Films

Six films are featured in this year’s Spring Film Festival. Read on for their synopses and trailers.

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A Complicated Story

A young woman who has been hired to be a surrogate mother is kept in a private apartment with an assistant in order to keep the parents’ identities secret. When the contract is terminated abruptly, she must make several life-altering decisions.


Book of Love / Finding Mr. Right 2

Through happenstance, a gambler in Macau and a real estate agent in California begin exchanging letters.


Everybody’s Fine

Guan goes to visit all four of his children when they cancel their yearly visit.


Horseplay

The reporter, the police and the thief must work together to find the valuable ancient artifact, “Horseplay”.


Red Amnesia

A widow cares for her grown sons and elderly mother, despite their efforts to get her to stop.


Wolf Totem

During China’s Cultural Revolution, a young urban student is sent to live with Mongolian herders, where he adopts a wolf cub.


Other Activities

Jan 25 • Gala Night at the Shangri-La Atrium
Jan 25-31 • Chinese Painting Exhibit
Jan 28 • Chinese Music Concert
Jan 29 • Chinese Pastel Painting Workshop


This event is made presented by Ateneo de Manila University Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies, together with Film Development Council of the Philippines and Credit Suisse, and with the Cooperation of Ateneo Celadon and Shangri-La Plaza.

WATCH: First trailer for buddy comedy ‘Chips’ hits the road

Dax Shepard (TV’s Parenthood) and Michael Peña (The Martian, Ant-Man) star in Warner Bros. Pictures’ action comedy CHiPs. Shepard also directs from a script he penned based on the characters from the popular ‘70s television series created by Rick Rosner.

Watch the film’s first trailer below that’s just been released by Warner Bros.

Jon Baker (Shepard) and Frank “Ponch” Poncherello (Peña) have just joined the California Highway Patrol (CHP) in Los Angeles but for very different reasons. Baker is a beaten up pro motorbiker trying to put his life and marriage back together. Poncherello is a cocky undercover Federal agent investigating a multi-million dollar heist that may be an inside job—inside the CHP.

The inexperienced rookie and hardened pro are teamed together, but clash more than click, so kickstarting a partnership is easier said than done. But with Baker’s bike skills combined with Ponch’s street savvy it might just work…if they don’t drive each other crazy along the way.

Also starring are Rosa Salazar (Insurgent), Adam Brody (Think Like a Man Too), Kristen Bell (Frozen), and Vincent D’Onofrio (Jurassic World).

Opening across the Philippines on Thursday, March 23, 2017, “CHiPs” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment company.