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Award-winning films screen for free this January

A rich collection of award-winning and critically acclaimed international films on spaces that tell stories will be screened for free on Wednesdays of January 2023. 

The selected works exhibit how film sets build narrative, establish social context, and communicate the emotions and thoughts of the characters.

Home Alone (1990) by American filmmaker Chris Columbus takes the spectators into the adventures of an eight-year-old mischievous kid, who was accidentally left at home during one Christmas vacation. The classic comedy sheds light on a child’s feelings of loneliness amid a large extended family. It will be on view on January 4.

The Apartment (1960) by Austrian-American director Billy Wilder introduces a Manhattan insurance clerk who lets his company bosses use his flat for their mistresses. Considered a masterclass in screenwriting and directing, the movie frames one’s perception of the corporate world’s value system and the failure to distinguish authentic relationships from those built of convenience. It is scheduled on January 11.

‘In The Mood for Love’ (2000) by Wong Kar-Waiby 

In The Mood for Love (2000) by Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-Wai follows two neighbors who both suspected their spouses of extramarital activities. A drama that transcends the romance genre, it explores the feelings of loss and loneliness and how the protagonists found themselves in a strong bond challenged by the brutality of time. It is slated on January 18.

Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1976) by British filmmaker Chantal Akerman is a cinematic portrayal of the day-to-day life of a widowed housewife. It is a study on domestic anxiety and structural economy as the lead engages in occasional tricks to make ends meet. It is lined up for January 25.

Curated by the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD) of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, the free and public online screenings will be conducted via Zoom every 12:00 noon on the scheduled dates.

To register, email mcad@benilde.edu.ph. For more information, visit the official Facebook page of MCAD.

Credit belongs to : www.manilastandard.net

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