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Here Are All The Films You Can Catch This Weekend at The Cine Latino Film Festival

All for free at the Shang Cineplex.
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With the exception of Ang Larawan and perhaps one or two other films, it’s safe to say that the Metro Manila Film Festival won’t be whetting the tastes of film buffs this year. Luckily, there have been a lot of film festivals in 2017, and we’ve managed to get quite a few solid movies into theaters. In fact, there’s one last festival that’s worth your attention, and not only because the tickets are free.


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Cine Latino is, as the name implies, a festival for Latin American films. The festival has 17 films in its line-up, each from a Latin American country, and runs from Wednesday, December 6 to Sunday, December 10. Here are the ones you can still catch:

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9

Esperando la carroza (Waiting For The Hearse)
Argentina
Which is about: “Mama Cora's four children argue over who should be forced to care for her in her old age.”
Catch it at: 1:00PM, Shang Cineplex Cinema 4

2 Filhos de Francisco (Two Sons of Francisco)
Brazil
Which is about: “A Brazilian farmer who loves country music, pushes his offspring toward careers as musicians.”
Catch it at: 3:00PM, Shang Cineplex Cinema 4

El comienzo del tiempo (The Beginning of Time)
Mexico
Which is about: “A Brazilian farmer who loves country music, pushes his offspring toward careers as musicians.”
Catch it at: 5:30PM, Shang Cineplex Cinema 4

Sofia y el terco (Sofia and The Stubborn)
Colombia
Which is about: “Sofia dreams of seeing the ocean and takes matters into her own hands after her best friend and co-conspirator, Mercedes, dies. She ventures out on her own, leaving her husband to take care of those tasks he took for granted.”
Catch it at: 8:00PM, Shang Cineplex Cinema 4

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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10

El chance (Chance)
Panama
Which is about: “Toña and Paquita, the housekeepers for a aristocratic family, are fed up with their low pay and poor treatment and take over the mansion.”
Catch it at: 1:00PM, Shang Cineplex Cinema 4

Cidade de Deus (City of God)
Brazil
Which is about: “In the poverty-stricken favelas of Rio de Janeiro in the 1970s, two young men choose different paths. Rocket is a budding photographer who documents the increasing drug-related violence of his neighborhood. José ‘Zé’ Pequeno is an ambitious drug dealer who uses Rocket and his photos as a way to increase his fame as a turf war erupts with his rival, ‘Knockout Ned.’ The film was shot on location in Rio's poorest neighborhoods.”
Catch it at: 3:00PM, Shang Cineplex Cinema 4

Patas Arriba (Upside Down)
Venezuela
Which is about: “Renato has a short time to live and decides to teach his granddaughter the importance of the simple things in life.”
Catch it at: 6:00PM, Shang Cineplex Cinema 4

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Subterra
Chile
Which is about: “In 1897, in Lota, Chile, in the face of long days, low pay, debts to the company store, unsafe and deadly working conditions, and widespread child labor, men try to establish a miners’ association at one of the largest coal mines in the world.”
Catch it at: 8:00PM, Shang Cineplex Cinema 4

For more information, visit the Cine Latino Film Festival's official Facebook event page.

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