All posts tagged: Philippine Cinema

Thoughts on Sleepless (2015)

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.

Thoughts on New Wave Animations: Buttons, Little Lights, and Geo

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 …