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Eiga Sai 2014: Japanese Film Festival


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Once again, we are reeling with excitement for one of the most captivating film festivals of the year.

With this year’s theme of the “Family”, The Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM) is presenting 16 contemporary Japanese films that deal with various stories of families.

– Homeland –

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The opening film “Homeland” (original title: Ieji) involves a broken family seeking for light and hope in the midst of injustice and desperation. The film was shot in Fukushima which was one of the provinces severely affected by the earthquake and tsunami in March 2011. The film was an official selection of the Panorama section in the 64th Berlin International Film Festival.

– Reunion –

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REUNION” (Itai Asu e no tokakan) features the story of a man engaged in the funeral business who volunteered his services at the temporary morgue in a high school gymnasium after the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.

– Tamako in Moratorium –

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Starring AKB48’s Atsuko Maeda as Tamako, a lazy young woman who graduated from a Tokyo university, but when she couldn’t find a job she was forced to return to her father’s home in Kofu and does nothing all day but lounge around and eat.

– Until the Break of Dawn –

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Until the Break of Dawn” (Tsunagu) is a heartwarming fantasy adapted from the eponymous novel by Naoki Prize-winning author Tsujimura Mizuki. A young man becomes an apprentice “Tsunagu,” an emissary who can reunite the living with the dead for one time only, and grows through learning about the bonds between people.

Also featuring 2 Animated movies such as:

– Wolf Children –

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Animation film “Wolf Children” (Ookamikodomo no Ame to Yuki) is a feature animation directed by Hosoda Mamoru, whose “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time” and “SUMMER WARS” won numerous awards in Japan and abroad. It follows thirteen years in the lives of a mother and her “wolf children.”

– Symphony in August –

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Based on the life of singer-songwriter Ai Kawashima, following her life after her mother’s death. The story revolves around her journey to make her dream come true to be a singer and, among other things, how she used to perform for free on Tokyo’s streets.

All films will be shown with English subtitles. Screening venues are at the Shang Cineplex Cinema 2 (July 3 to 13), Abreeza Mall Cinema, Ayala (July 25 to 27) and FDCP Cinematheque, Davao City (July 29 to August 3) and Ayala Center Cinema 4, Cebu City (August 6 to 10).

SHANG CINEPLEX CINEMA 2
SHANGRI-LA PLAZA, EDSA
MANDALUYONG CITY

JULY 3 (THURSDAY)
Homeland (家路) —————————————————————– 7:00 pm

JULY 4 (FRIDAY)
Hospitalité (歓待) ————————————————- —————— 1:30 pm
Tamako in Moratorium (もらとりあむタマ子) ——————– 4:30 pm
Momoiro sora o (ももいろそらを) ———————————————– 7:30 pm

JULY 5 (SATURDAY)
Until the Break of Dawn (ツナグ)  ————————————– 1:30 pm
Wolf Children (おおかみこどもの雨と雪) —————————– 4:30 pm
Like Father, Like Son (そして父になる) ————————————- 7:30 pm

JULY 6 (SUNDAY)
The Kirishima Thing (桐島、部活やめるってよ) ————————– 1:30 pm
FLY, DAKOTA, FLY! (飛べ!ダコタ) —————————————– 4:30 pm
A Story of Yonosuke (横道世之介) ——————————————– 7:30 pm

JULY 7 (MONDAY)
Kokoro o hitotsuni (心をひとつに) ——————————————— 1:30 pm
Casting Blossoms to the Sky (この空の花 -長岡花火物 語) ——— 4:30 pm
Symphony in August [ why is this on a Monday 😦 ]
(8 月のシンフォニー ―渋 谷 2002~2003)
————————— 7:30 pm

JULY 8 (TUESDAY)
Things Left Behind (ひろしま 石内都・遺さ れたものたち) ———— 1:30 pm
Momoiro sora o (ももいろそらを)  ———————————————– 4:30 pm
Tamako in Moratorium (もらとりあむタマ子) ——————– 7:30 pm

JULY 9 (WEDNESDAY)
Symphony in August [ why is this on a Wednesday 😦 ]
(8 月のシンフォニー ―渋 谷 2002~2003)
—————————- 1:30 pm
Tug of war! (綱引いちゃった!) ————————————————– 4:30 pm
A Story of Yonosuke (横道世之介) ——————————————— 7:30 pm

JULY 10 (THURSDAY)
FLY, DAKOTA, FLY! (飛べ!ダコタ) ——————————————- 1:30 pm
Casting Blossoms to the Sky (この空の花 -長岡花火物語) ———– 4:30 pm
Hospitalité (歓待) ———————————————————————- 7:30 pm

JULY 11 (FRIDAY)
Tug of war! (綱引いちゃった!) ————————————————— 1:30 pm
The Kirishima Thing (桐島、部活やめるってよ) ————————— 4:30 pm
Like Father, Like Son (そして父になる) ————————————— 7:30 pm

JULY 12 (SATURDAY)
Tamako in Moratorium (もらとりあむタマ子) ———————- 1:30 pm
REUNION (遺体~明日への十日間~) —————————————- 4:30 pm
Homeland (家路) ——————————————————————– 7:30 pm

JULY 13 (SUNDAY)
Wolf Children (おおかみこどもの雨と雪) ——————————– 1:30 pm
Like Father, Like Son (そして父になる) —————————————- 4:30 pm
Until the Break of Dawn (ツナグ) —————————————– 7:30 pm

For complete details, check out the Eiga Sai Flyer

The 2014 “Eiga Sai” is presented by The Japan Foundation, Manila in cooperation with the Embassy of Japan, Shangri-la Plaza and Film Development Council of the Philippines, and supported by WAO Corporation, Akira, SumoSam, Shu Uemura, ClickTheCity.com and Net25 TV and Radyo Aguila. The Eiga Sai  is part of the “ Philippines-Japan Friendship Month” celebration.

Genesis lists Karnabal Festival line up


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Sipat Lawin Ensemble’s REENACTMENTS
Nov. 20 (Wed) 6pm, & Nov. 22 (Fri) 5pm
@ The Manila Collectible Roof Deck, Intramuros
1 hour
Blank-ticketed
REENACTMENTS is a performance of new works devised from national events that have been forgotten by the public, made visible again via performance. Devoid of the formal literary structure of narratives/emplotment, it offers what its title promises—reenactments of recent pasts and forgotten presents that are easily erased from our national memory as one news and internet fad after another buries last week’s headline.

To view more about Sipat Lawin Ensemble, click this.

Anino Shadowplay Collective’s ARKIPELAGO
Nov. 20 (Wed) 9pm, & Nov 23 (Sat) 7pm
@ NCCA Lobby, Intramuros
1 hour
Php100 students, Php150 regulars
*Fundraiser for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda
Arkipelago is a mash-up of Anino‘s productions that distillate the contemporary life and history of an archipelagic, sometimes fractious, people (Filipinos). Presented as a creative and symbolic non-fiction, the shadowplay showcases the myths and concerns of different cultural communities within, alongside the cultural influences coming from without. Arkipelago thus underscores the life of a nation awash in an increasingly globalising world.

Shaharazade Theater’s Story #15
Nov. 21 Thu. 7-8pm; 22 Fri. 9-10pm
NCCA Auditorium, Intramuros.
Php150

A story is born in the mind. It is a manifestation of one’s own consciousness. A character created is always a part of the writer’s own identity. A setting described in detail reflects the writer’s own memories and desires. The crafted plot is but an inward journey the writer takes himself. A story is merely a dream we share with the world.

What if writers were given the opportunity to dream together – to let their various characters cross paths; to allow their conceptions of time and place to merge; to entangle their different beginning-middle-and-ends?

As Shaharazade tells its 15th story out of the 1,001 that it will eventually share, the company will go n a mad experiment, wiring together the minds of actors, designers, writers, and directors in a shared-dream. The result of this orgy of thought and ideas could give birth to something beautiful and spectacular, or something monstrous and obscene. This is Story #15.

Ea Torrado’s NGA-NGA
Nov. 22 (Fri) 7pm & Nov. 23 (Sat) 7pm
@ The Manila Collectible Roof Deck, Intramuros
1 hour
Php100
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pagbuka ng bibig; AKASANGÍ

Watch Nga-nga on November 22 (7PM) and 23 (8PM) 150/ticket at the rooftop of The Manila Collectible (Behind Manila Cathedral) in Intramuros. Support Sipat Lawin Ensemble’s KARNABAL: A Def. Defying Festival.

Dancers: Christopher Aronson, Erick Dizon, Jomelle
Era, Sabrina Gacad, Brian Moreno, Ea Ea Torrado

Silly People’s Improv Theater (SPIT)

Nov. 21 (Thu) 9pm
@ The Manila Collectible Roof Deck
2 hours
Blank-ticketed

Nov. 23 (Sat) 9am
@ Paco Market

Nov. 23 (Sat) 4pm
@ The Manila Collectible Roof Deck, Intramuros
1 hour
Blank-ticketed

SPIT is the premiere improvisational theater group in Southeast Asia. With close to five hundred performances in 10 years, SPIT has delighted local and international audiences with their unscripted unrehearsed and totally spontaneous shows.

Transitopia Contemporary Dance Commune’s REHEARSAL FOR DISASTER – A DANCE ON CAMERA SCREENING
Nov. 22 (Fri) 6pm, & Nov. 23 (Sat) 8pm
@ NCCA Auditorium, Intramuros
1 hour
Blank-ticketed

Rehearsal for Disaster – A post apocalyptic silent dance movie.

On the night of January 2013, 3 weeks after the Christian Calendar’s New Year and a few more weeks before Chinese New Year, a group of survivors found themselves miraculously together. Faithfully following a kind of an energetic frequency which they thought was just a traumatic reaction from their recent tragic experience of massive grief and loss, they went through a corpo-spiritual boot camp and declare to defy reliance on all content systems of conflict, control, and separation frequencies. This mystery corporeal laboratory allowed them an experience to understand the shift from an isolating and low energy matrix of two way bi-directional interference to an accelerating frequency oscillation of nonlocal multidimensional level that can help transform a new operating system of consciousness and help rebuild an entire nation.

Isabelle Martinez’ APPROPRIATE KISSING FOR ALL OCCASIONS
Nov. 23 (Sat) 6pm, & Nov. 24 (Sun) 3pm
@ The Manila Collectible Conference Room, Intramuros
20 min
Blank-ticketed

Kissing is a skill that people just assume they’ll acquire naturally, that they’ll pick it up automatically just by doing it a few times. Some people think that as long as they’re not clashing teeth, they’re doing it right. Truth be told: there are a lot of terrible kissers out there. Join renowned Intimacy Coach, Toni Espinosa, as she leads you to a place of understanding about the reality behind what makes a make out worth making out.
The belief that human beings deserve to fully enjoy their intimate encounters drives much of Toni Espinosa’s work. Espinosa is a research scientist at University of the Philippines Public Health Department, co-director of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion, and sexual health educator. The author of five books about sex and love, her latest is “Have Heaps of Sex All The Time Starting Right Now and Not Stopping” (Running Press, 2012).

-ramipon

Genesis reads Dean’s Note


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This week Genesis reads a clever and affectionate manga parody in the form of Deans Note.

Created by the esteemed LaongLaing; This webcomics takes a well know premise and mixes it with our local flavor.

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What happens if the a local college student finds a real Death Note?

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More importantly… what happens if that said college student isn’t exactly the sharpest pen on the desk?

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Follow Ishmael, his friends, his not so good friends and everyone unfortunate enough to get caught in the crossfire into a high jinx filled romp in a twisted yet eerily familiar world.

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Please do note (pun intended) that this young and upcoming artist is completely experimental in his approach, so expect randomness ranging from…

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So check it out if ever you find yourself looking for something new to read.

We never know… this can be a start of something big.

Dean’s Note by LaongLaing
Blog: 
http://deansnote.blogspot.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DeansNote

about the authorAuthor: RAMIPON