Filipino films featured in Melbourne Film Fest

Movie: Lola

Lola movieThe Melbourne International Film Festival presents a vibrant selection of cinema from around the world. The 2010 festival will screen over 300 films including world premieres and a number of prize-winning films from World-Class festivals including Cannes. The program will once again feature the work of world-renowned filmmakers, and more than a couple of unknown gems.

Throughout MIFF’s 59 year history, our programming has endeavoured to champion cinema from across the globe that would otherwise not reach Melbourne’s screens.

The following Philippine films/documentary we will be shown:

INDEPENDENCIA (Tagalog, Dir. Raya Martin, Drama)

Lola (Tagalog, Dir. Brillante Mendoza, Drama)

Machete Maidens Unleashed (Filipino/English, Dir. Mark Hartley, Documentary)

Please view full program at


(Philippines, 93 min)
This 1981 Filipino heightsploitation classic is a satire of the James Bond series that – while featuring a hero short in stature – doesn’t fail to measure up in the cheesy action de… More >


(Philippines/France/Germany/Netherlands, 77 min)
“Raya Martin’s weather-beaten melodrama is one hallucinatory emotional hothouse.” – Time Out New York… … With fake backdrops, overacting, deliberately rough effe… More >


(France/Philippines, 110 min)
“Though arthritic and weary, these two gray panthers offer a sharp, unsentimental portrait of cunning and determination.” – Village Voice… … In the permanently flooded… More >

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