Are you familiar with Mikhail Red’s works? He is the director of the award-winning film Birdshot (2016) which he co-wrote with Rae Red. The coming-of-age thriller is his sophomore feature and won awards such as the CJ Entertainment Award at the Asian Project Market Awards during the 20th Busan International Film Festival as well as the Best Asian Future Film Award at the 29th Tokyo International Film Festival. It’s also worth mentioning that Birdshot is the first Filipino film released worldwide by Netflix.
THE sixth season of CCP Met Opera in HD culminates with “Norma,” Vincenzo Bellini’s two-act opera, to be screened on June 11, at 6:30 p.m., at Greenbelt 3 Cinema 3. Known for its bel canto genre, the opera tells the story about Norma, a Druid high priestess who broke her chastity vows and had two children with Pollione, a Roman proconsul.
I was elated when the teaser for the Disney classic Aladdin was released. But when the trailer featuring Will Smith’s genie dropped, I got scared. You see when I was in grade school, my grandparents made me watch a classic film every Saturday night and there was this one film that stuck. It is called “The Thief of Bagdad” (1940), a remake of “The Thief of Bagdad” (1924). Don’t get me wrong. This is a magical film and if I’m not mistaken Disney’s Aladdin was influenced by it; however, the Djinn played by Rex Ingram gave me nightmares. Seeing a blue Will Smith, reminded me of that BUT it did not stop me from watching my ultimate favourite Disney film and animated television series.
THE Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) will hold the regional launch of the CCP Encyclopedia of Philippine Art (2nd edition) on May 24, 2019, 5pm, at the Iloilo Museum of Contemporary Art (ILOMOCA).
THE Cultural Center of the Philippines will host the first Asia Choral Grand Prix on July 21, 2019. The Asia Choral Grand Prix is a competition of the top prize winners of the following international choral festivals in Asia: the Andrea O. Veneracion International Choral Festival (Philippines), the Bali International Choir Festival (Indonesia), and the Singapore International Choral Festival (Singapore).