We’re back in the cinemas, yeah!
The 9th edition of QCinema International Film Festival kicked off with a simple opening ceremony last November 26 at Gateway Cineplex 10 in Cubao.
Attended mostly by fully-vaccinated cinephiles, mainstream and indie directors, film workers, representatives from the various participating embassies, event partners and guests from the Quezon City government.
Guest of Honor was Mayor Joy Belmonte who has been very supportive of this project right from the very start. She expressed gratitude that pandemic safety rules have been eased down and that physical movie going is allowed once more.
Festival Director Ed Lejano also noted that despite fewer internationally and award winning films this year, they were still able to obtain and curate the best that the foreign film festivals gave recognition to this year. He says, “This year, we jumpstart cinemas’ great rebound”.
Opening Film was MEMORIA directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, It was awarded Cannes Festival 2021 Jury Prize winner and Colombian entry to the 94th Academy Awards. The film, which stars Tilda Swinton, is the acclaimed director’s first English language film. Its Southeast Asian premiere is with QCinema 2021.
Movie goers will enjoy the cinematic viewing pleasure of these films at Gateway Cineplex 10.
Just bring your vaccination cards and wear face masks at all times and observe physical distancing.
We spotted award winners director Dan Villegas and actor Elijah Canlas among the crowd.
Great to be back in the cinemas indeed! Thank you QCinema and PR Extraordinaire Ms Kelly Austria for having us. Happy to see you and some film blogger friends after almost two years.
For those who opt to watch online, just go to KTX.PH, Ticket per film at only P150.
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Personal invitation from Mayor Joy to watch #QCinema2021