QUEZON CITY, March 5 — The Embassy of Israel in Manila in partnership with the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) will showcase cultural and cinematographic Israeli films in a 2-day film festival at Cinema 3 of Bonifacio High Street Cinemas, Central Square on March 13-14, 2020.
The following four (4) critically acclaimed Israeli films will be featured:
ABULELE | Rated PG | March 13, 2020 at 4PM
Adam, a ten year-old boy, meets Abulele, a huge, friendly, invisible ancient monster. The two become best friends but when the government Special Forces unit arrives to capture Abulele, Adam will have to put his own past behind him in order to save his friend learning a long the way that when you love someone, you’re not really alone.
MANPOWER | Rated PG | March 13, 2020 at 7PM
Meir Cohen is a decorated police officer who barely earns a living. His new assignment of deporting African migrant workers from Israel “of their own free will,” teaches him foreigners aren’t the only ones who have no future in his country. Other plotlines intertwine with Meir’s story: an Israeli-Flipino boy fighting for recognition, a taxi driver whose children are migrating to a distant country, and a veteran migrant worker who’s forced to decide whether to leave or to hide until trouble passes.
Filmmaker Noam Kaplan delicately sketches a portrait of four men in crisis. Moving between scathing realism and subtle irony, the film raises questions of belonging and uprooting, exile and emigration, home and family.
SAVING NETA | Rated G | March 14, 2020 at 4PM
Four women with nothing in common each finds her life profoundly altered by an encounter with a mysterious stranger, in the Israeli anthology-drama SAVING NETA. A collection of stories spanning the seasons, each episode introduces a woman “on the verge”: a career police officer unable to cope with the stress of work and her teenage daughter; a lesbian cellist ambivalent about raising a child with her partner; a mother who plans to tell her children she’s getting a divorce; and a businesswoman who goes home for her mother’s funeral and must institutionalize her mentally challenged sister. Impacting each of these fractured lives is Neta (Benny Avni), a drifter struggling with his own personal crisis.
LACES | Rated G | March 13, 2020 at 7PM
‘Laces’ tells the story of a complicated relationship between an aging father and his special-needs son, whom he abandoned while he was still a young boy. Reuben’s (60) kidney’s are failing and his son Gadi (35), wants to donate one of his own kidney’s to help save his father’s life. However, the transplant committee objects to the procedure claiming that Rueben, acting as Gadi’s sole legal guardian, does not have the right to authorize such an invasive procedure. Gadi, who recently lost his mother, is afraid of losing his father as well. He feels he finally has the chance to do something meaningful; to become a man and stand on his own. He’s furious with the committee’s decision and sets out to fight for his right to save his father’s life. Through the film’s portrayal of a relationship full of love, rejection and co-dependency, it manages to shed some light and question the importance of human life, human connection and if life is even possible without it either one of them.
Tickets are available via www.sureseats.com and BHS cinema ticket booth for P150 only. To score free tickets, follow the official Facebook page: Israeli in the Philippines for surprise announcements. (Embassy of the State of Israel)
Published at Fri, 06 Mar 2020 04:38:37 +0000