February is not enough to satisfy your film cravings. With this, the Freedom Film Festival have extended until March to feed you with the iconic works of acclaimed Filipino filmmakers!
Here are the official line-up of the February Series of The Fifth Freedom Film Festival Resurgent Philippine Cinema:
FEBRUARY 16 (6PM – 9PM) – 2 COOL 2 BE 4GOTTEN (Petersen Vargas)
Starring Khalil Ramos, Ethan Salvador, Jameson Blake, Anna Capri.
About a high school sophomore named Felix (Khalil Ramos) set in the late 1990s in Pampanga after the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo. Felix is a friendless achiever who suddenly felt disgusted about his poor status and lifestyle. For this reason, he continuously looks for an outlet to express himself and finds it in a journal-writing exercise for his English class, the entries change over time due to the arrival of the half-American Snyder brothers; Maxim and Magnus (Jameson Blake and Ethan Salvador), entangling him in their dark ambitions and mysterious personalities.
FEBRUARY 17 (5PM – 8PM) – ANG TABA KO KASI (Jason Paul Laxamana)
Starring Cai Cortez, Ryan Yllana, Mark Neumann
Tells the story of Olga (Cai Cortez) who gets further motivation to lose weight in attempt to find a romantic relationship, at the same time come into terms with accepting herself, and probably because of her hot swimming instructor Noah (Mark Neumann). On her road to fitness, Olga goes out to jog every afternoon and that is where she meets Benji (Ryan Yllana), her weight loss buddy and her friend who will teach her the importance of living life and motivate her to live more.
FEBRUARY 23 (6PM – 9PM) – SI MAGDALOLA AT ANG MGA GAGO (Jules Katanyag)
Starring Peewee O’Hara, Rhen Escano, Joshua Bulot
Lola Magda’s only goal is to protect and take care of her talented granddaughter. What she doesn’t know is that her granddaughter Rosa, a talented seamstress, plans to leave their mountain to pursue see new things and to experience more of life. Three men visit and disturb Lola Magda’s mountain and become Rosa’s mode of escape. The three men put Rosa’s life in danger and this caused Lola Magda to intervene.
FEBRUARY 24 (5PM – 8PM) – SAVING SALLY (Avid Liongoren)
Starring Rhian Ramos, Enzo Marcos, TJ Trinidad
In a typical teen film about love, monsters, and gadgets, Marty, an aspiring comic-book artist, secretly loves his gadget inventor best friend, Sally, and fantasizes about saving her from the big bad world.
Starring Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Louise delos Reyes
The film begins at the end of a relationship, as Alex is going through a break-up with then girlfriend Kate. Lee then takes us to Alex’s coming out, to her complicated relationship with her best friend, to a gay friend’s coming out, to finally moving on.
Starring Joshua Garcia, Julia Barretto, Ronnie Alonte
Vince and Kath and James is a romantic teen film based on an online series that revolves around an engineering student Vince, campus engineering girl Kath, and varsity player James. With his admiration to Kath, James asks Vince to pretend to be Kath’s secret admirer as ‘Var’ through text messages. However, complexities come and the romantic closeness between Vince and Kath starts to build up during their internship–leading to shadow the real-life relationship of Kath and James; affecting each of the personal lives and family issues of the three characters.
MARCH 4 (1PM-4PM) – SEKLUSYON Director’s Cut (Erik Matti)
Starring Ronnie Alonte, Rhed Bustamante, Phoebe Walker, Neil Ryan Sese, Dominic Roque
In 1947, a group of deacons (aspiring priests) on their last week of formation are sent to a remote convent to live in seclusion for seven days, to protect them from the devil, who, on the last few days of training attempts to break the will of deacons to make them reconsider their vocation. In the midst of their seclusion, a little girl named Anghela, believed by locals to be a living saint because of her healing abilities, is sent to the convent, seeking refuge. But whether Anghela is an angel or an agent of the devil becomes more and more unclear.
MARCH 4 (5PM-8PM) – PATAY NA SI HESUS (Victor Villanueva)
When Iyay, a single mother, learns that her estranged husband has died, she drags the entire family on a road trip from Cebu to Dumaguete for the funeral. With her children – Hubert, who has Down Syndrome; Jude, a lovesick transman; Jay, who is living the bum life – as her passengers, Iyay drives her tiny multicab on a journey that yields unexpected stopovers, detours, and revelations.
150 – TeamComm Member
180 – Non-TeamComm Member
200 – Door Charge
The screening will be held at the Natividad Fajardo Auditorium, 18th flr. Bro. Andrew Gonzales Hall, De La Salle University – Manila.
For DLSU Students:
Visit our booth on these dates!
February 13 – 17 -> SJ Walk Bench 7
February 20 – 24 -> SJ Lobby
February 27 – March 2 -> Henry Sy Grounds (facing the North Gate)
March 3 – 4 -> Andrew Lobby
For OUTSIDERS/NON-DLSU students:
1. Tickets can already be reserved here → http://TinyURL.com/FFFVReservationOutsiders
2. You can get your reserved tickets on the screening day of the selected films.
3. Online reservations for OUTSIDERS is until the LAST DAY OF SCREENING at 11:59AM.
*Online ticket reservations are only for Outsiders/Non-DLSU students