UP to screen uncut versions of controversial movies

The University of the Philippines’ College of Mass Communication invites the public to a film festival titled “Director’s Cut: Mga Eksenang Dapat Mong Nakita Pero” on March 5-7 at the Cine Adarna, UP Diliman in Quezon City.

To be featured are the uncut versions of:

Bakit May Kahapon Pa? — (March 5, 5:00 pm) is about a woman, traumatized as a child by the massacre of her family in the 1970s, who plans revenge on the responsible military officer. Directed by Joel Lamangan.

Laman — (March 5, 7:00 pm) focuses on a young
couple’s problems mainly caused by a rich businesswoman who lusts for the husband and a gigolo who seduces the wife. Megged by Maryo J. de los Reyes.

Ang Lalake sa Parola — (March 5, 9:00 pm) tells the story of a lighthouse caretaker in a conservative rural community who falls in love with another man as the former’s girlfriend struggles to win him back. Directed by Jay Altarejos.

Duda/Doubt — (March 6, 5:00 pm) is a tale of infidelity and deception in a relationship between two women. Directed by Cris Pablo.

Rome and Juliet — (March 6, 7:00 pm) is a romantic journey of two women caught in a web of forbidden and unconventional love. Directed by Connie Macatuno.

Twilight Dancers
— (March 6, 9:00 pm) given an X rating by the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB), the film is a social commentary packaged as a sexy movie about a macho dancer who is pressured to “dance” to the tune of the new global economy. Megged by Mel Chionglo.

La Vida Rosa — (March 7, 5:00 pm) is about a couple’s dangerous life as con artists becoming more complicated as one insists on retiring. Megged by Chito Rono. Read the film review by the CBCP.

Tuhog — (March 7, 7:00 pm) is a disturbing yet entertaining movie within a movie where amother and daughter are abused twice — first by a rapist who happens to be a family member and then by incompetent filmmakers. Directed by Jeffrey Jeturian. Read CBCP’s view on the film.

Live Show
— (March 7, 9:00 pm) is a story of poor Filipinos forced to perform sexual acts in front of paying customers. Directed by Jose Javier Reyes. Read interesting CBCP review here.

The film festival is part of UP’s centennial celebration.

Thanks to Danny Arao for the heads up.

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