Unnoticed by most of the world, the Filipinos have been making strange, wondrous, entertaining and enchanting movies, far from the popular preconception of Southeast Asian cinema as either slow death by art house or icky and inept. And they are coming from everywhere: independent regional filmmakers and festivals as well as the commercially successful ‘maindies’. What has nurtured and inspired this miraculous flowering? What are they doing right? Why is this phenomenon not more widely known? How have these fearless endemic films been shut out of our consciousness?
‘The Filipino Miracle' at Cinema Oasis explores the miraculous creativity of Filipino cinema. What has nurtured & inspired this blooming? Why is this phenomenon not more widely known in the outside world including in SEAsia itself? A celebration of Filipino indies in all their joyous maximalism, their exuberant anarchy, their total freedom, their eloquence.
Experience the really free & truly endemic cinema of Southeast Asia. If you think SEAsian cinema is either slow death by art house or phony melodrama, these fun, fearless films will rock your world.
Saturday 28 September 2019
1.30 pm screening ‘Lamb of GOD’
3.25 pm screening ‘Jesus is Dead’
5 pm MovieTalk : The Filipino Miracle
with Moira Lang
, producer of ‘Jesus is Dead’, ‘Endo’, ‘Maximo’ and ‘Zombading’; Bagane Fiola
, director of ‘Wailings in the Forest’ & ‘Sonata Maria’, & of the Ngilngig Film Festival, and Keith Deligero
, director of ‘Lamb of God’.
7 pm Party by the Pond
8 pm Screening Best Horror & Fantasy Short Films
from the Ngilngig Asian Fantastic Film Festival Davao/ Philippines