The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) licensed the rights to four new titles from Belgium, Austria, France, and the United Kingdom earlier this year which are now set for commercial release, in partnership with Ayala Cinemas, from August 23 to 29, 2023.
The FDCP’s Audience Development Program and Ayala Cinemas’ The A-List Series aim to bring acclaimed films more accessible to movie lovers through the “A-List Series Presents: A Curation of World Cinema.”
With this partnership, the FDCP and the Ayala Cinemas will bring world cinema titles to the Filipino audience with its initial offering of films that have won multiple recognitions in reputable film festivals and award-giving bodies.
Cannes-winning titles “Aftersun” directed by Charlotte Wells, “Close” directed by Lukas Dhont, “Corsage” directed by Marie Kreutzer, and “Return to Seou3l” directed by Davy Chou will be screened in Ayala Cinemas in Manila Bay, TriNoma, Greenbelt 3, UP Town Center, and Capitol Central in Bacolod and Central Bloc in Cebu. More Ayala Cinemas will be announced soon.
In a statement, FDCP Chairman and CEO Tirso Cruz III said that the national film council is proud to showcase these award-winning films from all over the world and assured viewers that they will have a memorable experience watching these films.
“May these powerful films be an effective avenue of inspiration and deepen your love of profound film artistry,” Cruz ended.
More than its aim to encourage audiences to return to the cinemas, this program aims to further expose moviegoers to titles that would help them expand their horizons.