Monday, August 23, 2010

4th International SIlent Film Festival

The 4th International Silent Film Festival Manila, a joint project of the Goethe-Institut, Instituto Cervantes, Japan Foundation and the Embassy of Italy, will be held at the Shang Cineplex Cinema 2, Shangri-La Plaza in Mandaluyong.

As in previous festivals, the silent movie classics will be accompanied by live performances, this time by Caliph8, the Radioactive Sago Project, Tanglaw and Out of Body Special.

Italy will present Assunta Spina (1914) by Francesca Bertini and Gustavo Serena, an operatic tale of love and sacrifice. Music will be provided by Caliph8. Screening is on Aug. 28, 6:30 p.m.

Japan will present Kid Commotion (Kodakara Sodo), a 1935 film by Torajiro Saito. This slapstick comedy focuses on a desperate man whose wife is about to have their seventh child. Music will be provided by the Radioactive Sago Project. Screening is on Aug. 28, 8:30 p.m.

Spain will present Wine Cellars (La Bodega), a 1929 film by Benito Perojo, about a doomed love affair. Tanglaw will provide the music. Screening will be on Aug. 29, 3 p.m.

Germany will present Berlin, Symphony of a Great City (Die Sinfonie der Grosstadt), a 1927 film by Walter Ruttman. This semidocumentary takes a look at the "new" Berlin of the late 1920s. The music will be performed by Out of Body Special. Screening will be on Aug. 29, 5 p.m.

Entrance is free.

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