Edinburgh International Film Festival 2012

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Buenas noches, España and Amok
Amok (Country: Philippines; Year: 2011; Director: Lawrence Anthony Fajardo; Writer: John Paul Bedia; Stars: Mark Gil, Nonie Buencamino, Garry Lim, Efren Reyes Jr., Spanky Manikan, Dido Delapaz, Archi Adamos, Ermie Concepcion, Lui Manansala, Patricia Ismael, Tuxs Rutaquio, John Arceo, Ku Aquino, Roli Inocencio, Acey Aguilar, Amante Pulido, Nico Antonio, Lowell Conales, Ivy Rivero, Xavi Hemady, Wovi Villanueva, Bryan Cabase, Akira Sapla, Michelle Nollora )
Everyone is on the take in downtown Manila.
Buenas noches, España (Country: Spain, Philippines; Year: 2011; Director: Raya Martin; Writer: Raya Martin; Stars: Pilar Lopez de Ayala and Andres Gertrudix)
Experimental film, addresses the shared history of Spain and the Philippines through the idea of time travel.
Fable Of The Fish (Isda) (Country: Philippines; Year: 2011; Director: Adolfo Borinaga Alix Jr; Writer: Jerry Gracio; Stars: Cherry Pie Picache, Bembol Roco, Anita Linda, Rosanna Roces, Angel Aquino, Allan Paule, Evelyn Vargas, Arnold Reyes)
The mythic tale of a woman who gives birth to a fish.
Florentina Hubaldo, CTE (Country: Philippines; Year: 2012; Director: Lav Diaz)
In a rural area of the Philippines, a father forces his daughter into prostitution. Somewhere else, two men are embarked on a quest for a buried treasure. “As no other filmmaker, Lav Diaz is involved with the suffering of the people of the Philippines, with its history of colonialism, corruption and poverty. A philosophical drama about the psychological effects of injustice and arbitrariness” (Gertjan Zuilhof, programmer, International Film Festival Rotterdam). Please note that the film will be shown without intermission. 
Forever Loved (Lawas Kan Pinabli) (Country: Philippines; Year: 2011; Director: Christopher Gozum; Writer: Christopher Gozum; Stars: Louie Rojas, Jo Paredes, Dindo Salinas, Sharon Manibpel, Joselito Alejo, Joseph Peruda, Inday Pongan Malik, Rolando Blanco, Christopher Carvajal, Joseph Henry Espiritu)
An examination of the stories of Filipino migrants around the world, and one man's journey to find his missing emigrant wife.
Forever Loved Forever Loved
Forever Loved and Mondomanila, Or: How I Fixed My Hair After A Rather Long Journey
MNL 143 (Country: Philippines; Year: 2012; Director: Emerson Reyes; Writer: Emerson Reyes; Stars: Allan Paule, Joy Viado, Gardo Versoza, Lou Veloso, Sherry Lara, Ramon Bautista, Rener Concepcion, Catherine Cornell, Che Ramos, Earl Ignacio, Perry Dizon, Sheen Gener, Chris Pasturan, Max Celada, Patricia Festejo)
A taxi driver picks up an assortment of quirky customers.
Mondomanila, Or: How I Fixed My Hair After A Rather Long Journey (Mondomanila: Kung paano ko inayos ang buhok ko matapos ang mahaba-haba ring paglalakbay) (Country: Philippines, Germany; Year: 2010; Director: Khavn de la Cruz; Writer: Norman Wilwayco, Khavn de la Cruz; Stars: Timothy Castillo, Marife Necesito, Jim Rocky Tangco, Jonathan Reyes, Stefan Punongbayan, Alex Tiglao, Tony Hunt, Palito, Rodney Aquino, Whitney Tyson, Dante Perez, Paulo Vicente, Raymart Tangco, Manuel 'Bonbon' Valerozo, Rey Miyano)
A gang of friends get in and out of trouble in Manila's vibrant and bizarre slums.
Niño (Country: Philippines; Year: 2011; Director: Loy Arcenas)
A witty and incisive portrait of an aristocratic Philippine family in decline. The elderly family patriarch is ill, and his daughter wants to sell the house, to the alarm of his sister, Celia, a former opera star, who had been looking forward to spending her last years peacefully among her memories of the past. Celia pins her hopes for a miracle on her young grandson, whom she dresses up as the Santo Niño (holy child).
Of Skies and Earth (Sa Kanto ng Ulap at Lupa) (Country: Philippines; Year: 2011; Director: Mes De Guzman; Writer: Mes De Guzman; Stars: Japo Escobedo, Jeremie M. Cercenia, Zanderson V. Vicente, Alfredo D. Ubera Jr., Ronald Caranza, Nestor Lumidao, May Averence Hortaleza, Abdul John Candelario, Francis Eric Tucay, Jhureen Sernande, Nestor Collado, Jose Escobedo, Arthur Calventas, Aldwin Ocampo, Randy Macadangdang)
Life is tough for a gang of Filipino street children.
Philippine New Wave: This Is Not a Film Movement (Country: Philippines; Year: 2012; Director: Khavn De La Cruz)
“Not so much a documentary, nor a compendium of interviews, but an almost rarefied glimpse into a wholesale revolt from a rigid paradigm long upheld by the west as the only way to make a film. If you want to see how technology has democratized cinema, here is the tip of a massive iceberg”. (Khavn de la Cruz)
MNL 143 MNL 143
MNL 143 and Tondo, Beloved: To What Are the Poor Born?
Tondo, Beloved: To What Are the Poor Born? (Tundong Magiliw: Pasaan isinisilang siyang mahirap?) (Country: Philippines; Year: 2011; Director: Jewel Maranan; Stars: Virgie Simpron)
A deprived family's day-to-day survival in Manila.

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