The 21st Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival or BIFAN opened on July 13 and will run until July 23. This year, four Filipino films will be shown in cinemas in Bucheon along with 280 others from 60 different countries. We rarely see Filipino films screened at cinemas here in Korea. For Filipino movie fans in Korea, this is a chance you wouldn’t want to pass. Three of these films are produced by Star Cinema and stars popular actors and actresses. These are “The Super Parental Guardians” with Vice Ganda and Coco Martin, Barcelona: A Love Story Untold with Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo, and “The Unmarried Wife” starring Dingdong Dantes, Angelica Panganiban and Paolo Avelino. While those films may be popular, let’s also watch BIRDSHOT which is currently rated 7.3 out of 10 at IMDB. The movie stars Mary Joy Castillo and John Arcilla, who portrayed the lead in the highly acclaimed “Heneral Luna”.
Title: Birdshot (IMDB, BIFAN)
Director: Mikhail Red
Starring: Mary Joy Apostol, John Arcilla
Synopsis: Maya, a farmer’s daughter, mistakenly shoots and kills a critically endangered and protected Philippine Eagle. As local authorities begin the investigation, they discover horrific crimes…
July 15, 6PM @ CGV Bucheon 7 (Hyundai U-PLEX)
July 18, 2PM @ CGV Bucheon 7 (Hyundai U-PLEX)
July 22, 11AM @ CGV Bucheon Station 1
Title: The Super Parental Guardians (IMDB, BIFAN)
Director: Joyce Bernal
Starring: Vice Ganda, Coco Martin
Synopsis: Custody for Megan and Erine was given to Arci just before the death of his best friend Sarah. Paco, the children’s uncle, has no choice but to live and get along with Arci. The craziest and greatest adventure of their lives will now embark!
July 14, 5PM @ CGV Bucheon Station 2
July 18, 8PM @ CGV Bucheon Station 2
Title: Barcelona: A LOVE UNTOLD (IMDB, BIFAN)
Director: Olivia Lamasan
Starring: Daniel Padilla, Kathryn Bernardo
Synopsis: Ely is in Barcelona to study but can’t get over his past love. He then meets Mia, a girl who sees Spain as a fresh start. Together they go on a journey to find the answers to their lifelong questions.
July 16, 6PM @ CGV Bucheon Station 2
July 19, 2PM @ CGV Bucheon Station 2
Title: The Unmarried Wife (IMDB, BIFAN)
Director: Maryo Delos Reyes
Starring: Dingdong Dantes, Angelica Panganiban, Paolo Avelino
Synopsis: A story of Anne and Geoff navigates its way around a convoluted plot via flashbacks. They first fall in love; only to end up being trapped in a marriage suffocating the joy out of them and finding comfort through various illicit affairs.
July 18, 11AM @ CGV Bucheon Station 2
July 20, 8PM @ CGV Bucheon Station 2