This is the year of firsts for me, really: one of which is my first foray to MovieMov, the Italian film festival in Manila. It is awesomer than I expected, for these reasons:
1. They’re showing “La Grande Bellezza” (The Great Beauty), which won an Oscar this year. Yay! Except, well, I won’t really be able to see it.
2. I’m a sucker for Italian comedies, and they’ve got a lot in this year’s lineup. I’ve seen some at Cine Europa in recent years, like “Notte Prima Degli Esami” and “Basta un Niente”. I wouldn’t say “Si Puo Fare” is a comedy, but some parts of it were, I suppose. In any case, I’d go for an Italian comedy anytime. I think the only non-comedy (by an Italian filmmaker) I watched in recent festivals was a movie about the genocide in Armenia.
3. Andrea Bosca is in Manila.
I swear. This is one of those things I never thought would even happen.
I first saw him in “Si Può Fare”, where he plays Gigio. I’ve
had a terrible crush admired him since then. I was so shocked when I found out one day last year that he was actually in Manila. Apparently, a visit to Tondo and Smokey Mountain touched him so much that he decided to make a film about Filipinos for his directorial debut, “A Tutto Tondo”.
It’ll be on later at 8:30, and there’ll be another screening tomorrow afternoon.
I actually haven’t seen anything yet, but I’ll be heading there right after work today. Schedules are right here.