DAY 4 – 10 Sept (Tuesday) – Movies at 7:00 PM & 9:15 PM
IN THE CLAWS OF THE CENTURY WANTING
Philippines | Documentary | 2h | 2017 | Dir: Jewel Maranan
Synopsis: This is a film about people in different stages of life, deep inside Manila’s busiest international port. They are among the bottom quarter of Manila’s population.
Anne gives birth to her third child. Akira learns reading and writing while foraging for scrap metal and coal. Eddie entertains himself with a broken TV before beginning another nightshift as a stevedore in the port. Emelita prays over the funeral of her husband. Around them and their days, Manila’s busiest global port is expanding to their living spaces. Anne’s midwife, Paning, brings the news.
Screenings & Awards: Busan International Film Festival | Wide Angle Competition; Singapore International Film Festival | Asian Vision; Taiwan International Documentary Festival | Asian Vision Competition; Cinemarehiyon Fim Festival; FAMAS Awards (Philippine national awards); DokLeipzig | International Programme; Jean Rouch International Film Festival | International Competition; Africa International Film Festival – Panorama; Jogja-Netpac Asian Film Festival – Asian Competition; Film Festival Dokumenter – Feature length Competition – Best Documentary; Tertio Millenio Film Festival – International Competition; Maginhawa Film Festival; Mindanao Film Festival – Best Director, Best Documentary; Hong Kong International Film Festival; Doxa International Documentary Film Festival; Young Critics Circle of the Philippines Award – Best Film, Best Cinematography
New Zealand | 2003 | 1h 45m | Drama, romance | Dir: Niki Caro
Synopsis: Only males are allowed to ascend to chiefdom in a Maori tribe in New Zealand. This ancient custom is upset when the child selected to be the next chief dies at birth. However his twin sister, Pai, survives. At age 12, she enlists the help of her grandmother and the training of her uncle to claim her birthright. But to break with convention, she’ll have to do the impossible: win over her ultra-traditional grandfather.
Awards: Independent Spirit Award for Best International Film; Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Young Performer and many others