A movie date with my husband at Cinematheque Zamboanga PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 07 November 2014 10:00

Thanks to my son, Dante Corteza, my husband and I were able to enjoy a free European movie at Cinematheque Zamboanga last Wednesday.  It has been a long time that we had a movie date as a couple, and it was our first time to watch together a movie filmed in Netherlands. The movie with English sub-titles was a hilarious family film entitled Mees Kees (Mister Twister-Class of Fun). It chronicled the misadventure of a young intern teacher at an elementary school.

The movie is one of the different European movies being shown for free to the general public. It is part of the 17th year celebration of Cine Europa 17 in our country. It started last Monday and will last until this Sunday.

Cine Europa is one of the premiere Film Festivals in the Philippines which is being coordinated by Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP).  This year’s event is organized by the Head of the European Union Delegation, the Ambassadors of the European Union Member States, and the Ambassadors of Norway and Switzerland. Fifteen European countries including 13 European Union member states will show 23 European films in select cities nationwide for entertainment and education.

Zamboanga City is fortunate to be one of the 4 chosen cities FDCP has built a movie house, Cinematheque, where highly acclaimed local and international movies will be shown. And I am glad to learn that Cinematheque Zamboanga is the most beautiful and the biggest FDCP Cinematheque.

Very friendly and accommodating Jude Bello, Cinematheque Zamboanga coordinator, said that there will be two different movies every afternoon. The limited seating capacity is on first-come, first served basis.  Screening time is 1:30 pm and 3:30pm. The movies scheduled to be shown until Sunday will come from Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Romania, and Bulgaria. Today’s event at Cinematheque will have a special program by invitation only. It will be open again to the general public tomorrow.

By Tita Corteza