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Weekender: November 26

<p>Aussie flicks, grand festivals, and excommunication!</p>
by Gelo Gonzales | Nov 26, 2010
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Presented by the Australian Embassy, the film fest will highlight some of the most critically-acclaimed feature and short animated films from the land down under.

Opening the festival will be the "claymated" feature film Mary and Max by Academy Award-winning director Adam Elliot.

It features the voice talents of Academy Award winner Philip Seymour Hoffman (Doubt, Capote), Emmy Award-winning actress and Toni Collette (Sixth Sense, About A Boy) among others.

The film fest also features The Magic Pudding, which is based on an Australian children's story and Look Both Ways which combines animation and live action film. Along with these full-length feature films, the Oscar-winning Harvie Krumpet, Footnote, The Projectionist, Mother Tongue, Mozzie and Oscar-nominated shorts The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello, Ward 13 and Birthday Boy will be shown in the festival.

Screening schedule is as follows:
Short film suite 1 - November 26 - 4:00pm and 6:00pm
Look Both Ways - November 26 - 8:00pm
The Magic Pudding - November 27 - 4:00 PM
Short film Suite 3 - November 27 - 6:00 PM
Mary and Max - November 27 - 8:00 PM
The Magic Pudding - November 28 - 4:00 PM
Mary and Max - November 28 - 6:00 PM
Look Both Ways - November 28 - 8:00 PM

Contact Details:
For inquiries, please visit www.philippines.embassy.gov.au

MFMF! Mondomanila FilmFest Motherf%*#ers!
Foreign films not doing it for you? Well then, why don’t you check out MFMF! Mondomanila Filmfest Motherf%*#ers!.

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It promises “the gift of alternative cinema for four days straight,” from Khavn dela Cruz. The MFMF! Mondomanila FilmFest Motherf%*#ers! will premiere Khavn's 28th full-length film Mondomanila at the UP Film Center from December 1 to 4, 2010.

An adaptation of Norman Wilwayco's triple-Palanca-winning novel (2002), short story (2000), and screenplay (2003), Mondomanila: or, How I Fixed My Hair After A Rather Long Journey dives into Manila  and the forces that stir the people in their daily lives. Khavn describes the film as a postmodern version of Edgardo Reyes’ Sa Mga Kuko ng Liwanag.  
 
Mondomanila will have six screenings from December 1 to 4 at 7:00pm and December 2 to 3 at 5:00pm at the Cine Adarna, UP Film Institute, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City. Along with the screenings, a forum regarding the significance (or is it insignificance?) of the Metro Manila Film Festival dubbed "MMFF vs MFMF!" will be held on December 1, 4:00pm at the UP Film Center.


Dirt Weekend 2010
Get down and dirt as NUVALI brings you Dirt Weekend 2010, an extreme sports extravaganza that’s certainly not lacking in excitement. Now on its second year, this year’s Dirt Weekend happens on November 27 and 28, at NUVALI, Sta. Rosa, Laguna. From cross-country events, downhill courses, dirt jump exhibitions to 24-hour race marathons, Dirt Weekend 2010 promises the best dirt bike experience in the country!

Contact Details:
For more info, please call at (63 2) 502-4573, (63 917) 890-2649. You may visit at www.nuvali.ph

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WORDS BY: GELO GONZALES

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