FOR its second offering this year, Europelikula, a monthly showcase of festival films from European Union member countries jointly curated by CCP and the EU Delegation, will screen “Diamantino” by Gabriel Abrantes aand Daniel Schmidt on February 29, 5pm, at the Tanghalang Manuel Conde.
The film tells about the world’s premiere soccer star, named Diamantino, who loses his special touch and ends his career in disgrace. Searching for a new purpose, the international soccer icon sets on a delirious odyssey where he confronts neo-fascism, the refugee crisis, genetic modification, and the hunt for the source of genius.
Europelikula aims to foster cultural exchange, specifically through film, between Europe and the Philippines. It is a new section under the CCP Arthouse Cinema, a program by the CCP Film, Broadcast and New Media Division which aims to promote appreciation among “newbies” and cineastes.
The CCP ArtHouse Cinema provides free screenings of indie films, award-winning Filipino animation, documentaries and themed sections, accompanied by talkbacks with directors, actors, and critics. Other sections include Cinemulat, Pelicoolab: Gawad Alternatibo Specials, Cinemalaya Flashback Fridays, and World Cinema Series.
Starting February 29, Europelikula will be giving out freebies for early birds. CCP Film Society cardholders must RVSP to firstname.lastname@example.org and arrive earlier than 2:45pm, or their slots will be given to walk-in audience. For walk-ins, registration is in front of the theater, and starts 30 minutes before screening.
For more information, call the CCP Film, Broadcast and New Media Division at 8832-1125, local 1702 & 1705. Or visit the CCP Facebook accounts and website (www.culturalcenter.gov.ph)