20 September 2011


The plan was to see at least half of this year's Cine Europa films. We're on vacation and we're neighbors with the Shangrila Mall so that should be attainable, right? Wrong. We got to see only two (Austria's "Little Robbers" and Sweden's "Mammoth") out of the seventeen titles. Our "to-dos" are never ending kasi. Hehe.

The free tickets are released
30 minutes before each screening.

The child actors from "Little Robbers" stole our hearts. They were so adorable! The film was so funny -- the comedy's fresh (dahil sa mga bagets), the story was single-minded (its simplicity worked), the timing and pacing just right. 
Siblings Robby and Louise attempt to rob a bank that
forcibly banished their parents from their apartment
after their father lost his job (from PEP.ph)

Mammoth: parang MMK! As in Maalaala Mo Kaya. In more ways than one. (1) A Pinay Nanny working in New York takes really good care of her ward habang nangungulila sa ina ang mga anak niya sa Pilipinas. (2) There were a lot of scenes shot in the Philippines to show the struggle of the Pinay Nanny's family. (3) The dramatic storytelling style is so familiar. Was someone from Star Cinema or ABS-CBN part of the production team? LOL.
The quiet life of a couple changes
after the husband faces unlikely encounters
during his travels. (from PEP.ph)

Pinay actress Marife Necesito who played the role of Nanny Gloria in Mammoth was present during the September 16 Cine Europa screening. Had my photo taken with her, see below. Hubby and I watched this with my college friends L and M.
Watched Mammoth because I'm a fan of Gael Garcia Bernal.
Photos taken from my lowly Nokia E63, sorry.

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