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Goethe-Institut Manila - The Arts

The 1st International Silent Film Festival

brought to you by the Goethe-Institut Manila, Instituto Cervantes and the Japan Foundation in
cooperation with Ayala Malls Cinemas, Greenbelt and YoCard

Film screening
04 - 13 September 2007 at 8pm
Greenbelt 3 Cinema 2
+63 2 8405723-24

Watch some of the country's best musicians take on the task of scoring a silent film live! The
first International Silent Film Festival features silent films from Germany, Japan and Spain..

Schedule of Film Screenings

September 4 (Tuesday)
The Adventures of Prince Achmed/Die
Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed
(1926) GERMANY
Directed by Lotte Reiniger
music by Drip

A wicked sorcerer tricks Prince Achmed

into riding a magical flying horse. The
heroic prince is able to subdue the magical horse, which he uses to fly off to many adventures.
While travelling, he falls in love with the beautiful Princess Peri Banu, and must defeat an army
of demons to win her heart.

The entire film is animated using the silhouette technique, which employs movable cardboard
and metal cutouts posed in front of illuminated sheets of glass. Lotte Reiniger's masterpiece
took three years to make and is the oldest surviving feature-length animated film.

September 10 (Monday)
The Sixth Sense/El sexto sentido (1929) SPAIN
Directed by Nemesio Sobrevilla
music by Wahijuara

Carlos and León go on a picnic with their respective girlfriends, Carmen

and Luisa. Carlos, optimistic and lively - as opposed to León -, gives
Carmen an engagement ring which she is forced to sell upon the insistence of her father, who
wants to spend the money on bullfighting. The encounter between Carmen and her father is
filmed by Kamus, using a camera which he calls "the sixth sense". Carlos recommends León to
visit Kamus with the hope that the scientist will join him in his invention to cure him of his

September 13 (Thursday)
A Monster Serpent/Orochi (1925) JAPAN
Directed by Buntaro Futagawa
music by Makiling Ensemble 8/24/2007
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Set in a castle town in Japan's feudal age, this film depicts the trials and tribulations of
Heizaburo Kuritomi, whose troubles stem from his love with two beautiful women of which he
cannot convince either that he is a good man. He then becomes a killer trying to save one of
them from a criminal who had rescued him subsequently after his escape in prison. The film is
one of the few silent chambara-samurai warrior picture films to survive in relatively complete
form at this point in time.

© Goethe-Institut 8/24/2007

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