by Tom Goldsmith
Directed by Wang Xiaoshuai.
Staring Lü Zhong, Shi Liu, Feng Yuanzheng, Qin Hao, Qin Hailu, Han Yibo
Synopsis: Diagnosed with symptoms of an ageing mind Deng (Lü Zhong) is determined to remain useful to her two sons while also looking after her mother despite her family’s efforts to stop her. When she starts to receive mysterious phone calls and a brick through her window she begins to look back to her past.
On view from January 20 to February 8, 2017, ‘To Bind and Unbind’ presents installation works by visual artist Ninel Constantino.
Text by Tom Goldsmith
The Shangri-La Shang Cineplex starts a year of international film festivals with a strong showing from China. The Shang Cineplex in cooperation with the Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies at the Ateneno de Manila University have chosen six films to showcase the very best of Chinese cinema.
Groove to the music and appreciate good art at Tagaytay Art Beat 2. It happens on February 4, 2017, at the Museo Orlina in Tagaytay City, and runs from 12 noon on February 4 to 2 AM on February 5. The event is jointly organized by Museo Orlina and Docdef Productions.
Photos courtesy of the NCCA.
Senator Loren Legarda today ensured that the government will continue to support the arts and culture sector under the 2017 national budget as she welcomed the election of National Artist for Literature, Virgilio S. Almario, as the new chairperson of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).
By Chong Ardivilla
The symbolic force of flowers range from youthful blossoming to solemn remembrance. They even offer a salve to the grotesques of modern living; asking us to “Stop and smell the roses”, so to speak. The ideal flowers are commonly portrayed as soft, delicate, frozen, and, often times, unchanging. Yasmin Almonte knows better than this. To celebrate her 60th birthday, Almonte painted 60 different flowers in three months and three weeks. Each flower is a variation of a portrait of survival, perseverance.