"Bamboo Flowers" Movie Trailer - Sineng Pambansa 2013 National Film Festival
The country’s most accomplished film directors - with respective bodies of work that have spanned decades to substantially form part of Philippine cinema heritage - join forces for Sineng Pambansa National Film Festival 2013, presented by the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) in cooperation with SM Cinemas. The All-masters film festival is set to be screened at all SM Cinemas from September 11 - 17, 2013.
Each director used respective provinces as the backdrop for their films, highlighting the beautiful vistas as well as real urban settings to be found around the country, as each teem with life and come with stories to tell.
Dubbed the All-Masters Edition, this year’s Sineng Pambansa festival, presents Maryo J. Delos Reyes' “Bamboo Flowers”
The actual chandelier-shaped bamboo flowers that blossom only before death inspire this anthology about the lives of different people in Bohol, who have to deal with the ever changing world around them. The erosion of traditions and beliefs forces change in their lives and pushes them towards drastic life decisions.
In addition to the master directors’ entries comprising the main slate for this year’s Sineng Pambansa festival are a number of special features.
A masters’ master tribute seeks to honor the memory of Celso Ad. Castillo with the showcase of the last film he directed, "Bahay ng Lagim". Taking place in a convent, we follow the story of Sister Sofia whose life takes a grave turn upon the arrival of, the troubled and haunted, Fatima.
The documentary, The Gospel According to the Kid, will also be shown, which brings us into the life of Celso Ad. Castillo himself and his works.
New breed cinema is represented by the debut film from TM Malones, "Salvi". The film centers on the titular character Salvi, a survivor in a post-apocalyptic world trying to save his older sister, Isabel who had been take away during their younger years.
A short film competition will have winners each from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Recently restored classics respectively from National Artists Lino Brocka and Manuel Conde, namely, "Maynila sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag" (1975) and "Genghis Khan" (1950) are to be likewise screened.
The proceeds of the event will go to the establishing of the permanent facility of the National Film Archives of the Philippines (NFAP).
To see other films included in the Sineng Pambansa National Film Festival 2013, click HERE.
During the Sineng Pambansa National Film Festival run, SM Cinemas in over 45 malls nationwide will show nothing but Filipino films which are either part of the competition or in exhibition in the Sineng Pambansa National Film Festival All Masters Edition.