December 28, 2015

French Film Festival: 20 Years of Promoting French and Local Cinema

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  • “This festival will be a festival of diversity and friendship,” said Ambassador Garachon.

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    Now on its 20th year, the French Embassy will be celebrating the French Film Festival at the Greenbelt 3 cinemas, Makati and at the Bonifacio High Street cinemas, Taguig from June 3 to 9, 2015.

    “This is an age of [still] craziness but wisdom starts to appear,” remarked French Ambassador Gilles Garachon. “[Cinema] is an industry, but also an art. Cinema is [also] an art.”

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    HE GILLES GARACHON claims that living in the Philippines is more than about art – it’s about the people, too.

    Experience this artistry at its finest with very recent and very diverse films about family, love, conflict and passion. At P100 a ticket, learn more about the French and the Philippine culture through the similarities and differences of their movies.

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    VERY RECENT AND VERY DIVERSE. This year’s offerings for the 20th French Festival

    Honor Filipino films as well on June 3 at Greenbelt 5. At the red carpet opening night, catch Taklub, Brillante Mendoza’s latest film and the only Philippine entry to the Un Certain Regard section of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. Visit their website to know the complete screening schedule.

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    DIRECTOR PEPE DIOKNO, first recipient of the World Cinema Fund granted by France’s Ministry of Culture and Communications, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development and Institut Francais, speaks about his experiences in working with France on his film, Above the Clouds.

    Party at Cinemix live in Manila, a concert on Friday, June 5, 2015 at 8:00 PM at the Greenbelt Park 3 featuring French DJ Oof who will be spinning a fuse of electro music with French soundtracks of films from the 60’s and the 70’s. Entrance is free of charge.

    Celebrate an evening of fashion on the closing night, Saturday, June 9, 2015 at the Central Square, Bonifacio High Street. Hosted by L’Officiel Manila and SSI Group, Inc, witness as the metro captures the essence of France as one of the world’s fashion capital. Enjoy special shopping perks and discounts offered by the brands housed by Central Square.

    The 20th French Film Festival is organized by the Embassy of France to the Philippines, InstitutFrançais, the Alliance Française de Manille and Cebu, in cooperation with the Ayala Malls Cinemas, Bonifacio High Street and Greenbelt. This event would have not been possible without the support of the platinum sponsors: SSI Group, Inc., Beauty Bar, Eden Park, Lacoste, L’Occitane, Oliviers& Co., and Vilebrequin; gold sponsors ThinkBIT and Chateau; bronze sponsors Delsey, Kickers, Sledgers, Peugeot, Bizu, Le Cellier, Don Papa, Monin and TWG; and media partners ANC, the Philippine Daily Inquirer, BusinessWorld, High Life,, L’OfficielManila and Rogue Media, Art Plus Magazine, Expat News, Mellow 94.7 Sounds Good, and


    Article by Madeline Castillo

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