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Watch Films for Free: Europe Film Festival at Shang Cineplex


It is time to enjoy free movies again at the Shang Cineplex. The Europe Film Festival started last September 9. I am so sorry that this entry is so late but at least not so late as the Europe Film Festival will run until September 18.

This CineEuropa film festival features seventeen (17) movies with different genres. To get a free ticket, be sure that you are at the Shang Cineplex Cinema 1 thirty minutes before the screening .

Europe Film Festival: Movie Synopsis and Schedule:

Exchange (Schimb Valutar, 2008)
The film follows a factory worker who sells off all of his belongings to finance a move to Australia, only to get conned out of his money. In typical Romanian style, the film can be pretty bleak, but it also manages to be intensely human. Set during the aftermath of the Romanian revolution, the film explores people in a state of change, looking for brighter and better things but finding suffering along the way.

Letter to America (Pismo do Amerika, 2001)
The film follows a young writer who travels to a remote Bulgarian village to record a song for his best friend. His best friend is in America and in a coma, and he hopes that the song, which is said to revive the dead, will help bring him back into the world. Letter to America explores the struggle between the old and new Bulgaria, revealing a rich culture cut off from the rest of the world, and a generation of young people disconnected from their roots.

Intact (Intacto, 2001)
Is the kind of film that people either really love or really hate. In either case, its propensity for eliciting strong opinions makes it worth a look. The film takes place in a mysterious desert Casino where the “god of chance” (Max Von Sydow) facilitates a series of games for four, tenuously connected characters. The film crafts extravagant set pieces that explore the philosophical ramifications of the very concept of luck. It’s heady, sometimes ridiculous stuff. Some people will have their mind blown. Some will just scratch their heads and wonder what all the fuss is about. Both reactions are surprisingly valid.

Mammoth (Mammut)
About how the quiet life of a couple changes after the husband faces unlikely encounters during his travels.

How About Love
About a doctor who travels to the Thai-Burmese border and gets caught up in the affairs of a refugee camp. All of these films are well intentioned, shedding light on some of the great injustices that took place in the world. But the films place drama ahead of the truth, and often come off as a bit superficial.

Little Robbers (Die Kleinen Rauber, 2009)

Revenge and retribution is the name of the game where siblings Robby and Louise attempt to rob the bank that forcibly banished their parents from their apartment after their father lost his job; and Belgium’s Long Weekend, where two ex-factory workers kidnap their former boss to make him pay for the damages he caused his workers when his company went bankrupt.

Long Weekend (Verlengd Weekend)
Two ex-factory workers kidnap their former boss to make him pay for the damages he caused his workers when his company went bankrupt.

An Ordinary Execution (Une Execution Ordinaire, 2010)
A young urologist and healer who gets into a relationship with the dictator Stalin, and is cast under his manipulative spell.

Princess (Prinsessa, 2010)
About a mental patient who believes that she's royalty. She’s being treated by a doctor who's a little too eager to try out all sorts of new medical techniques in the treatment of schizophrenia. Though the premise might sound like a recipe for treacle, Princess can be a surprisingly complex depiction of mental illness and treatment in the forties. There are no easy heroes or villains; just people trying to do their best with the limited information that they have. The cast is madeup of some of Finland’s greatest actors, their talent bringing that complexity to life.

The Silent Army (Wit Licht, 2008)
The journey of 11-year-old Abu, who is kidnapped and forced to join the war. Follow a white restaurant owner in Africa as he sets out to find a friend's missing son, only to find a camp training child soldiers.

Mosquitoe's Tango (Tango S Komarmi, 2009)
About a man who returns to Slovakia seeking a divorce in order to remarry. His fiancee, afraid that he might stray, hires an actor to keep an eye on him. The film is a funny look at a couple of people coming face to face with the people they've become, and the people that they used to be.

The Escape ((Flugten, 2010)
It tells the story of a journalist kidnapped by terrorists who eventually escapes thanks to the help of one of her captors. Their paths cross again, leading to a tense and difficult confrontation. The Escape is a pretty conventional thriller, and it falls into many of the traps of the genre. But if the goal is to get the blood pumping, then the movie certainly succeeds.

Grapes (Bobule, 2008)
About the adventures of two young men—one is trying to master wine making after inheriting his grandfather's vineyard, while the other is a small-time crook and ladies' man.

The Lark Farm (La Masseria delle allodole, 2007)
Brothers Aram and Assadour, who have not seen each other in a long time, attempt to reunite but get stuck in the travails of a war between countries.

Mataharis
It follows three female detectives working cases that end up affecting their personal lives. One of them is tasked with infiltrating a factory and finding dirt on a manager trying to form a union.

Young Goethe In Love (Goethe!, 2010)
Pretty much what the title says, following Goethe in his years as a law student, in love with an alluring young woman named Lotte. It chronicles German poet Johann’s love affair with the beautiful yet feisty Lotte Buff, which ultimately inspired his literary masterpiece, The Sorrows of Young Werther.

Never Let Me Go
Childhood friends come to terms with their love for one other while preparing themselves for the haunting reality that awaits them.

 September 11
          o Little Greek Godfather - 12:00PM
          o The Lark Farm - 3:00PM
          o The Silent Army - 6:00PM
          o Exchange - 9:00PM

September 12
          o Intacto - 12:00PM
          o Mosquitoes Tango - 3:00PM
          o Mammoth - 6:00PM
          o How About Love - 9:00PM

September 13
          o Never Let Me Go - 12:00PM
          o Little Robbers - 3:00PM
          o Long Weekend - 6:00PM
          o Letter to America - 9:00PM

September 14
          o The Silent Army - 12:00PM
          o The Escape - 3:00PM
          o Princess - 6:00PM
          o An Ordinary Execution - 9:00PM

September 15
          o Goethe - 12:00PM
          o Little Greek Godfather - 3:00PM
          o The Lark Farm - 6:00PM
          o The Silent Army - 9:00PM

September 16
          o Exchange - 12:00PM
          o Mosquitoes Tango - 3:00PM
          o Mataharis - 6:00PM
          o Mammoth - 9:00PM

September 17
          o How About Love - 12:00PM
          o Never Let Me Go - 3:00PM
          o Little Greek Godfather - 6:00PM
          o Long Weekend - 9:00PM

September 18
          o Letter to America - 12:00PM
          o Grapes - 3:00PM
          o The Escape - 6:00PM
          o Princess - 9:00PM

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1 comments:

crashingwaves said...

I would love to watch "Mataharis" and "Intacto" if it weren't for the inconvenient screening schedule. *sigh* Thankfully I got to watch "Never Let Me Go" during last year's Cinemanila. That was a good film.

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