Sleepless, a 2015 QCinema International Film Festival entry found its way back into the big screen. All thanks to Cine Lokal, a new cinema line that houses independent, award-winning films and FDCP programs. Though it has been more than a year since the film was shown, Sleepless proved it never lost its charm. In fact, the film was scheduled to run for only seven days starting May 26 at eight selected SM Cinema branches. But after a few days, the film was given an extended run until June 8 at 30 SM cinemas.
While some people love horror movies, there are those who don’t find it appealing. Is it because they’re scared? Maybe. Or, it’s simply not worth the time. It might be just that as there are indeed a number of horror films (international and local) that are only terrifying thanks to “special effects”.
The Metro Manila Film Festival presented a great list of animated films in their New Wave Animation Section last year. Though I wasn’t able to catch them at the cinema, I was able to see three of these films on HOOQ. I must say that these films serve as proof of how talented and creative Filipino artists are. Buttons by Marvel Obemio, Francis Ramirez & Jared Garcia Best Animation Film Dolls who came to life living in the real world… Two Dolls, Iko and Dixie playing and bonding with each other, meanwhile another doll Vodou appeared, then something unexpected happened. Buttons is filled with wonder and positivity as it shows the genuine friendship between our main characters or shall I say dolls – Iko and Dixie! Though its animation style is simple, the film’s execution complemented its story enabling it to successfully deliver a strong message to its viewers. Little Lights by Marie Rivelle G. Mallari Animation Film Special Jury Prize A physically weak but strong-minded firefly is forced to face not only …
The story follows the life of a popular bit player nominated for the first time. Wanting to deliver the perfect thank you speech, she writes, re-writes, erases and re-writes again as her everyday encounters. She is always the white lady in horror movies.
This review may be late but it’s not too late to watch these films on HOOQ! The 41st Metro Manila Film Festival which was held on December 2015 featured five short films under the New Wave category. Two of these entries caught not only my attention but my whole being.