Pinoy films in Barcelona

26 Apr

Independencia by Raya Martin

Children Metal Drivers (Bakal Boys) by Ralston Jover

Manila by Raya Martin and Adolfo Borinaga Alix, Jr.

Manila Skies (Himpapawid) by Raymond Red

Squalor (Astig, Mga Batang Kalye) by Giuseppe Bede Sampedro

Aurora by Adolfo Borinaga Alix, Jr.

The Mountain Thief by Gerry Balasta

Manila by Night (City After Dark) by Ishmael Bernal

These are the Filipino films to be screened at this year’s Festival de Cine Asiático de Barcelona (Barcelona Asian Film Festival). The resurgence of Filipino cinema can be seen in the Southeast Asian Selection entries as 6 out of 7 films are Philippine made. Adolfo Alix’s Aurora is competing in the Official Section.

South Korea as well as Japanese Anime get special attention in this year’s festival but nonetheless will be shown with the rest of other participating Asian films from the 3oth of April – 09th of May at the CCCB (Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona), Cine Rex and Sala 2 of cines Aribau Club.

Last year, two Filipino films won: Brillante Mendoza’s Serbis and Francis Xavier Pasion’s Jay. Photos and Reports from

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