Apprendre la langue Française (l’édition spéciale) – The 15th French Film Festival in Manila

The 15th French Film Festival to be held from June 3 to 13 at the Shangri-la Cineplex 4 features films that allow local viewers to experience French culture through a panorama of various genres of film, from comedy to drama, to love stories, and adventures, set in different situations.

On June 12, the French Film Festival plays tribute to Philippine cinema with a screening of Lola by Brillante Mendoza.

The films are open to the public with free admission on a first come-first served basis at the Shang Cineplex Cinema 4. The festival will also run in Cebu from June 18 to 20 at the Ayala Center and a retrospective of classic films of Eric Rohmer will run at the Cultural Center of the Philippines from June 15 to 19.

For schedule details, read on Spot.ph.

I’m interested to watch L’Amour c’est mieux a deux, La Fille Du Rer, L’Immortel, and Lola.

I Super Want to Watch Sex and the City 2

Sexy is back.

Fabulous.

Spend a Friday Night with Roxette’s It Must Have Been Love in Pretty Woman

Lay a whisper on my pillow / Leave the winter on the ground / I wake up lonely, is there a silence / In the bedroom and all around

Touch me now, I close my eyes / And dream away…

It must have been love, but it’s over now / It must have been good, but I lost it somehow / From the moment we touched till the time had run out

Make believing we’re together / That I’m sheltered by your heart / But in and outside I turn to water / Like a teardrop in your palm

And it’s a hard winter’s day / I dream away…

It must have been love, but it’s over now / It was all that I wanted, now I’m living without / It’s where the water flows, it’s where the wind blows

A classic chick flick, enjoy!

A Fable About the Magic of Free Parking

Source from Validation – Inspiring Short Film from Spiritual Cinema Circle by Arielle Ford at DreamManifesto.com

Nearly five years ago, author and entrepreneur Gay Hendricks had an idea to create a DVD club that would provide films about love, compassion and inspiration.

His idea soon grew into Spiritual Cinema Circle, a subscription-based DVD club which finds movies at film festivals around the world and delivers them to members each month on a DVD that they get to keep.

So, what exactly is spiritual cinema?
Box office hits such as FIELD OF DREAMS, GHOST, WHALE RIDER and WHAT THE #$*! DO WE KNOW are all well-known examples. According to Hendricks, “Spiritual Cinema is the kind of entertainment we really need these days: movies that make you feel at better about being human.”

One perfect little gem of spiritual cinema is the short film VALIDATION, which is available free at WatchValidation.com. As a way of saying thank you this holiday season, Spiritual Cinema Circle (SCC) is providing a free on-line viewing of this heartwarming film (16 minutes) which exemplifies the uplifting movies SCC offers its subscribers.

This enchanting film tells the story of a parking attendant who gives his customers REAL validation by dispensing both free parking and free compliments. It’s a great reminder of how we can all create a better world, instantly, by sharing a smile and a few kind words. Please visit Spiritual Cinema Circle and watch this film, share it with your friends too. It will bring a smile to your face and maybe even some joyous tears!

I recently caught up with writer/director of VALIDATION Kurt Kuenne to find out more about his film. Kuenne is an award-winning filmmaker and composer of both fiction and documentary films. Upon the release of his first feature in 1999, he was named one of the Top 25 New Faces of Indie Film by Filmmaker Magazine.

His work as a writer/director/composer includes the teen drama “Scrapbook” (1999) starring Eric Balfour, the PBS documentary “Drive-In Movie Memories” (2001) with Leonard Maltin, and a series of popular short film musical comedies – “Rent-A-Person” (2004), “Slow” (2007) and “The Phone Book” (2008) – the last two of which are currently playing festivals around the world. His award-winning documentary “Dear Zachary: a letter to a son about his father” premiered at the 2008 Slamdance Film Festival and opens theatrically nationwide this year.

Continue sipping…

My Top Everything of 2009 – iLike!

Here are the things I heart the most in 2009.

1. Social Media/Web 2.0

facebook + twitter

A Good Marriage?

I started with Friendster, and then came Blogger and Multiply few years ago.

This year I came to know Facebook and Twitter, and since then I got hooked!  At the same time, I have become a frequent user of apps like WordPress, Plurk, Ping.fm, Bit.ly, among many others.

the google

Lady Gaga-personified over Google

Of course, the wonders of Google. I am currently relishing Google’s toys like Google Reader, Google Docs, Google Picasa, Google Mail, Google Talk, Google Translate, Google Code, and more. Truly, I have gone gaga over Google in 2009!

Social media is just getting even better.