11th International Silent Film Festival in Manila*

The International Silent Film Festival in Manila (ISFFM) is the first of its kind in Asia. Since its establishment in 2007, ISFFM has given the Filipino audience the chance to watch silent motion pictures accompanied by live musical performances courtesy of some of the most notable homegrown musicians.

The 11th edition of ISFFM will run from August 31 to September 3, 2017 in Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza, Mandaluyong City. This year’s line-up includes films from Spain, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Japan, Philippines, Austria, Germany, and United States of America.

*All images are from the booklet given by Instituto Cervantes – Manila.

11th International Silent Film Festival in Manila (ISFFM)

Here are the silent motion pictures featured in the 11th International Silent Film Festival in Manila (with synopsis):

El Golfo, Spain. Year: 1918. Duration: 74 minutes. Director: José de Togores. Genre: Action/Comedy. Cast: Ernesto Vilches, Irene López Heredia, Artemio Pérez, Bueno Antoñito Suárez, and José Olózaga. Date and Time: August 31, 2017, 8pm.

Musical Score by Talahib.

Underground, United Kingdom. Year: 1928. Duration: 94 minures. Director: Anthony Asquith. Genre: Drama. Cast: Brian Aherne, Elissa Landi, and Cyril McLaglen. Date and Time: September 1, 2017, 730pm.

Musical Score by Goodleaf

L’Inhumaine (The New Enchantment), France. Year: 1923. Duration: 135 minutes. Director: Marcel L’Herbier. Genre: Drama. Cast: Jaque Catelain, Léonid Walter de Malte, and Philippe Hériat. Date and Time: September 1, 2017, 930pm.

Musical Score by HeloiseLaHarpe.

Una Famiglia Perfetta (A Perfect Family), Italy. Year: 2017. Duration: 70 minutes. Director: Ruben Maria Soriquez. Genre: Drama. Cast: Ruben Maria Soriquez, Lanie Martin Gumarang, Kim Soriquez, and Red Ibasco. Date and Time: September 2, 2017, 3pm.

Musical Score by Tom’s Story.

Hijosen no Onna (Dragnet Girl), Japan. Year: 1933. Duration 100 minutes. Director: Yasujiro Ozu. Genre: Drama. Cast: Kinuyo Tanaka, Joji Oka, Sumiko Mizukubo, Hideo Mitsui. Date and Time: September 2, 2017, 730pm.

Musical Score by The Celso Espejo Rondalla. Silent Film Narrator Ichiro Kataoka

Taglish, Philippines. Year: 2012. Duration: 70 minutes. Director: Gym Lumbera. Genre: Drama. Cast: Dado Javier and Loleng Hernandez-Javier. Date and Time: September 2, 2017, 8pm.

Musical Score by Kapitan Kulam

Café Elektric, Austria. Year: 1927. Duration: 90 minutes. Director: Gustav Ucicky. Genre: Drama. Cast: Willi Frost, Marlene Dietrich, and Fritz Alberti. Date and Time: September 3, 2017, 3pm.

Musical Score by Rivermaya

Pandora’s Box. Germany. Year: 1929. Duration: 131 minutes. Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst. Genre: Drama. Cast: Louise Brooks, Fritz Kortner, Franz Lederer, Carl Goetz, and Alice Roberte. Date and Time: September 3, 2017, 5pm.

Musical score by Sandwich

The General, United States of America. Year: 1926. Duration: 75 minutes. Director: Clyde Bruckman and Buster Keaton. Genre: Action/Comedy. Cast: Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, Glen Cavender, and Jim Farley. Date and Time: September 3, 2017, 8pm.

Musical score by Flippin Soul Stompers

Side Events (Para sa Sining): The Silent Film Exhibition and Musika X Pelikula

11th International Silent Film Festival in Manila Complete Schedule

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