Quezon City International Film Festival 2015   |   October 22-31, 2015  |  Quezon City, Philippines

Screen International

Cemetery of Splendour

Cemetery of Splendour

Country: Thailand
Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul

122 minutes | Drama | PG13

SCREENING SCHEDULE
10/24 Sat 9:30P Trinoma 2
10/26 Mon 8:40P Galleria 8
10/27 Tue 4:00P Gateway 2
10/29 Thu 1:00P Gateway 2

Cemetery of Splendour tells of a lonesome middle-age housewife who tends a soldier with sleeping sickness and falls into a hallucination that triggers strange dreams, phantoms, and romance.

About the Director:

Apichatpong “Joe” Weerasethakul is a Thai independent film director, screenwriter, and film producer. His feature films include Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, winner of the prestigious 2010 Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or prize; Tropical Malady, which won a jury prize at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival; Blissfully Yours, which won the top prize in the Un Certain Regard program at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival, Syndromes and a Century, which premiered at the 63rd Venice Film Festival and was the first Thai film to be entered in competition there, and “Cemetery of Splendor” which debuted at the Cannes Film Festival in 2015.

Court

Court

Country: India
Director: Chaitanya Tamhane

116 minutes | Drama | PG13

SCREENING SCHEDULE
10/24 Sat 4:00P Trinoma 2
10/27 Tue 7:50P Galleria 8
10/28 Wed 4:05P Gateway 2

A sewage worker’s dead body is found inside a manhole in Mumbai. An ageing folk singer is arrested and accused of performing an inflammatory song, which may have incited the worker to commit suicide. The trial unfolds in a lower court, where the hopes and dreams of the city’s ordinary people play out. Forging these fates are the lawyers and judge, who are observed in their personal lives beyond the theatre of the courtroom.

About the Director:

Chaitanya Tamhane is the writer and director of the Marathi movie Court, a 2015 Indian courtroom drama film. It was announced as India’s official submission for the 88th Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category. The film examines the Indian legal system through the trial of an aging folk singer in a lower court in Mumbai.

Awards:

Best Film, Orrizonti Section, Venice Film Festival 2014

How to Win at Checkers (Everytime)

How to Win at Checkers (Every Time)

Country: Thailand
Director: Josh Kim

80 minutes | Drama | PG13

SCREENING SCHEDULE
10/25 Sun 9:50P Trinoma 2
10/26 Mon 7:00P Galleria 8
10/31 Sat 10:10P Gateway 2

After the loss of both parents, 11 years old Oat faces an uncertain future when his older brother must submit to Thailand’s annual military draft lottery. Unable to convince his brother to do what- ever he can to change his fate, Oat takes matters into his own hands resulting in unexpected consequences. Based on the stories from the bestselling book Sightseeing by Rattawut Lapcharoensap, the film is set in the economic fringes of Bangkok and examines the joys and challenges of growing up in contemporary Thailand.

About the Director:

Josh Kim started production as an intern at NPR in DC and later at CNN in Hong Kong. In 2010, he worked on the Korean remake of John Woo’s A Better Tomorrow and has since directed videos for Google, UEFA and Elite Models. His previous short films include The Police Box (2006), The Postcard (2007) & Draft Day (2013). How To Win At Checkers (Every Time) is his directorial debut.

Tale of Tales

Tale of Tales

Country: Italy
Director: Matteo Garrone

125 minutes | Fantasy, Romance, Horror | R13

SCREENING SCHEDULE
10/24 Sun 1:30P Trinoma 2
10/27 Mon 5:15P Galleria 8
10/28 Sat 1:30P Gateway 2

Once upon a time there were three neighboring kingdoms each with a magnificent castle, from which ruled kings and queens, princes and princesses. One king was a fornicating libertine, another captivated by a strange animal, while one of the queens was obsessed by her wish for a child. Sorcerers and fairies, fearsome monsters, ogres and old washerwomen, acrobats and courtesans are the protagonists of this loose interpretation of the celebrated tales of Giambattista Basile.

About the Director:

Matteo Garrone is an Italian film maker. Born in Rome, the son of a theatre critic, Nico Garrone and a photographer, in 1996 Garrone won the Sacher d’Oro, an award sponsored by Nanni Moretti, with the short film Silhouette, that became one of the three episodes that are on his first long film Terra di Mezzo in 1997. He won Best Director at the European Film Awards and at the David di Donatello Awards for Gomorrah. His film Reality competed in competition at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and won the Grand Prix.

Victoria

Victoria

Country: Germany
Director: Sebastian Schipper

138 minutes | Drama, Thriller | R13

SCREENING SCHEDULE
10/23 Fri 8:00P Galleria 8
10/24 Sat 6:30P Trinoma 2
10/27 Tue 8:50P Gateway 2

A movie shot in a single take about Victoria, a runaway party girl, who’s asked by three friendly men to join them as they hit the town. Their wild night of partying turns into a bank robbery.

About the Director:

Sebastian Schipper is a German actor and filmmaker. He studied acting at the Otto Falckenberg Schule in Munich from 1992 to 1995. He got his first film role in Sönke Wortmann’s Little Sharks from 1992. He debuted as director with Absolute Giganten from 1999, which received the second place prize for the German Film Award for Best Feature Film. His fourth film as director is Victoria, played at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival and won in six categories at the German Film Awards 2015, including Best Film and Best Direction.

Awards:

Prize of the Guild of German Art House Cinemas, Berlin Film Festival

Videophilia (And Other Viral Syndromes)

Videophilia

Country:
Director: Juan Daniel F. Molero

120 minutes | Comedy, Fantasy | R13

SCREENING SCHEDULE
10/25 Sun 1:30P Trinoma 2
10/29 Thu 9:20P Galleria 8

A teenage misfit spends her first days out of school slacking and experimenting with drugs and cybersex. She meets Junior online, he’s an amateur porn dealer on a delusional journey regarding the Mayan Apocalypse and other conspiracy theories. Once they meet in the ‘real world’ unusual events start to unfold as bizarre characters appear in this contemporary non-love story that portrays a post-modern Lima, an internet glitchy virus, corruption, psychedelia and ancient ruins.