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SOME ANNOUNCEMENTS: I know we have very erratic and very difficult schedules but it has a lot to do with coordination, availabilty of space and equipment. We are going to start starting on time so that people can plan their schedules accordingly. Also, we will start asking for a suggested donation of 20 pesos. This is purely voluntary, but we need some money to keep the place running. Also, we are going to start selling softdrinks for 20 pesos and beer for 30 =). Thanks!


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February 27, Wednesday, 9 PM




Address: 209 Nicanor Garcia Street, Bel Air II, 1200 Makati City. Tel: 8957585 / 8957441 / 8101981 to 87. Fax: 8993654. e-mail:

All screenings are held every Wednesday, 8 pm

January 9, 2002
L'Ami de Mon Amie (Boyfriends and Girlfriends) , 1988
French version with English subtitles.
Directed by Eric ROHMER with Emmanuelle CHAULET, Sophie RENOIR and Anne MEURY. A light-hearted comedy is set in the outskirts of Paris and follows the friendship between Blanche and Lea. They are complete opposites but their lives and loves become unexpectedly intertwined.

January 16, 2002
A Bout de Souffle (Breathless) , 2000
French version with English subtitles.
Directed by Luc GODARD with Jean SEBERG and Jean Paul BELMONDO. A French classic set in the 50s of Paris, Jean Paul BELMONDO is Michel POICCARD,
cinematic icon recognized by his cigarettes, hats, sunglasses and unconformity. A forerunner in the French new wave of filmmaking.

January 23, 2002
Le Plaisir et ses Petits Tracas, (1998)
French version with English subtitles
Directed by Nicolas BOUKHRIEF with Vincent CASSEL, Julie GAYET and Francis RENAUD. A group of individuals among them a happy-go-lucky gigolo, a bored
porn actress and a disillusioned serial killer cross each one's path unexpectedly. While searching for their pleasures, they discover their own share of little worries.

January 30, 2002
Les Anges Gardiens, 1996
English version
Directed by Jean-Marie POIRÉ with Gerard DEPARDIEU and Christian CLAVIER. A hilarious and action-filled film about a striptease club owner (Depardieu)
who gets involved in a kidnap rescue.

Free admission on screenings!
First come first served.


Address: 2515 Leon Guinto Cor. Estrada Sts., 1004 Malate, Manila. Tel: 526.1482 to 85. Fax: 5261449


Cine y Novela:

In recent years, many films have been created after a novel written by classical writers or contemporary newcomers. Some may say this may be the downfall with regards to creativity on the filmmaker's side but hasn't this always been the case? If so, are the movies based on novels less "cinematographic" compared to the ones based on original scripts? At the Instituto Cervantes, we aim to explore the connections between novels and movies to find out about the nature of such creative marriages. All movies are subtitled in English and will be screened at 5 p.m. at the Salón de Actos, Instituto Cervantes.

JAN 5 Una mujer sin amor ( A woman without love, 1951)
Directed by Luis Buñuel and based on a novel by Guy de Maupassant, this film tells of a woman who after indulging in an affair with a man she truly loves, returns to her young son and husband for good, and loses contact with the man. Her husband is unaware of the affair. Twenty years later, there is news that the man has died and left all of his money to her younger son in the family, which leads us to question this younger son's biological origin...

JAN 12 Yo soy el que tú buscas (I am who you are looking for, 1988)
Based on a story by Gabriel García Marquez and directed by Jaime Chávarri, this film tells of Natalia, a fashion model, who is assaulted by a man one night as she is returning from work. The plot of the story comes as she decides to take revenge, and obsessively searches for the rapist.

JAN 19 Tiempo de Silencio (Time of Silence, 1986)
Based on the novel by Luis Martín Santos and set in an oppressive and urban society of Madrid in the 1950s, this film directed by Vicente Aranda, tells of a young scientist who is involved in a case of abortion.

JAN 26 Últimas tardes con Teresa (Last afternoons with Teresa, 1983)
Based on the novel by Juan Marsé and directed by Gonzalo Herralde, this film tells of a young troublemaker desiring to escape from his environment.

Foro Cervantes (Conferencias):
JAN 17 Education in the Philippines during the Spanish Period
Salón de Actos, Instituto Cervantes, 7:00 p.m.
Former Secretary of Education and current Chairman of the Board of the Jose Rizal University, Armand Fabella, will share with us about education in the Philippines during the Spanish regime.

JAN 31 A Catalogue of Rare 16th Century Books at the Library of the University of Santo Tomás
Salón de Actos, Instituto Cervantes, 7:00 p.m.
Fr. Ángel Aparicio, O.P. of the University of Santo Tomás will speak about the collection of rare books currently at the UST and is a priceless legacy of the Dominican priests and missionaries who have worked in the Philippines in the field of education for almost four hundred years. For the purpose of making known the valuable collection of the UST Rare Books and hopefully, that they may be put into maximum use, the idea of a catalogue was conceived. The realization is now on hand with the publication of the first volume of the Catalogue of Rare Books (1492-1600).

Interested viewers can call TBC at 721-8677 or 726-7763 (look for Weng or Jofti). You can also call Maxie through cell (0917-2431077) or at the office (832- 1125 local 2113, 2114 or 2115).

January 12 at 1 p.m.
THESIS and OPEN YOUR EYES by Alejandro Amenabar, one of the most promising filmmakers from Spain.
BATTLE ROYALE by Kinji Fukusaku

THESIS (TESIS) is the 1996 Best Picture Goya (Spanish Oscar) winner. It’s a psychological thriller about why many people are fascinated by violence. On the other hand, Hollywood remade OPEN YOUR EYES (ABRE LOS OJOS) - VANILLA SKY, which will be shown here on February 6. This is your chance to find out if both the original and remake are good or poles apart. Penelope Cruz stars in both versions.

The final feature will be BATTLE ROYALE(courtesy of Joey Fernandez) by Kinji Fukusaku. This Japanese film, which was released last year, is about a class that
was randomly picked to be in an unspecified, deserted isle. The mission is only one of the 42 students will survive and it can only be achieved by killing each other. The movie is very violent, defies logic and is filled with black humor (like Stanley Kubrick’s A CLOCKWORK ORANGE).

For further inquiries,you can call TBC (7218677 or 721 7763) or Maxie (0917-2431077 or 8321125 local 2115). Or via e-mail: 1. (Jofti)
2. or (Maxie) 3. (Francis)

February 9
(second Saturday) :
1. L'AVVENTURA (Italy - 1960) by Michelangelo Antonioni
2. THE CRANES ARE FLYING (Russia - 1957) by Mikhail Kalatozov
3. UNE LIAISON PORNOGRAPHIQUE (Belgium - 1999) by Frederic Fonteyne



. M O V
the digital moviefest .mov is the Philippines' much-awaited answer to the rousing call of the Digital Revolution.The festival is dedicated to the exhibition and promotion of digital filmmaking,by showcasing innovative and groundbreaking films from independent Filipino and foreign filmmakers,empowered by the new digital production tools.

The digital moviefest will be held this coming
January 23-30, 2002 at the Greenbelt Cinema 1.

Featuring the groundbreaking works of Rob Nilsson, Todd Verow, Dogme95, Independent Media Center-LA, & Digital Talkies;
also, our very own Kidlat Tahimik, Roxlee, & Juan Pula.

.MOV is presented by Filmless Films & Ayala Cinemas.

If you want to participate in anyway (as a Sponsor, Volunteer, Filmmaker, Animator, Video Installation Artist, VJ, etc.), feel free to contact us.
We'd be glad to hear from you.

For details, check out our website at

Address: Magsaysay Avenue, U.P. Diliman, Quezon City 1101. Tel: (632) 926.3640 Fax: (632) 926.2722. Free Admission.

no new skeds yet

everybody check out SOUND: a new upcoming Jazz band that plays in MISTRAL regularly

catch Sound live in mistral on tuesday, the 11th of dececember 2001!!!

MISTRAL is a great pub / lounge located on 177 yakal st., right behind the makati fire station. They might be playing back to back with SPY, so a real music fest is in store for all of us!

check out their website pala at

my bet is MISTRAL and SOUND will develop together, kinda like the Beatles and the Cavern (Cave?) Bar in Liverpool. naks! =)

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