Watch European movies at Cinematheque Zamboanga for free! PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 06 November 2014 10:13

This is good news for movie buffs. The Head of the European Union Delegation, the Ambassadors of the European Union Member States, and the Ambassadors of Norway and Switzerland in partnership with the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) is inviting all movie lovers to the Cine Europa 17.

Movies from Italy, Hungary, Sweden, Netherlands, UK, Czech Republic, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Romania, and Bulgaria will be shown for free at Cinematheque Zamboanga located at Veterans  Avenue corner Legionaire St. (in front of the LTO Office). Cinematheque Zamboanga is one of the 4 movie theaters (the 3 others are in Baguio, Iloilo, and Davao) of FDCP where highly acclaimed local and international movies are being shown for education and entertainment.

According to FDCP Chairman Briccio Santos, this is the 17th year European cinema is being shown in our country.  “Through FDCP’s Film Cultural Exchange Program, we continue to bring nations and people together through the wonders of time. In partnership with this ogram, Cine Europa engages us time and time again with identities, emotions, experiences, and impressions that are different though still acquainted to us at the same time,” Briccio proudly explained.

The theme of this year’s Cine Europa is that of the Family. This is very fitting in that the notion of the Family is a very Filipino characteristic and inherent in our way of life.

Two movies will be shown everyday from November 4 to 9 (you still have 4 days, Pep Talk readers, to catch up!) at the air-conditioned Cinematheque Zamboanga. Movie time is 1:30pm and 3:30pm on a first-come, first served basis (seats are limited).

Cinematheque Zamboanga is the biggest and the most beautiful movie theater of FDCP in the Philippines. It was inaugurated last February this year and being manned by Jude Bello FDCP local coordinator.

By Dante Corteza

“A family is a place where principles are hammered and honed on the anvil of everyday living.”  (Chuck Swindoll). “Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” 1 Corinthians 13:7