Awarded movies from around the world at QCinema

Published October 13, 2018, 7:09 AM

by Hannah Torregoza 

Five films from across the globe which have garnered its share of international awards take the spotlight in this year’s edition of QCinema.

Some of the films that will be shown in QCinema's 'Special Screening' category (
Some of the films that will be shown in QCinema’s ‘Special Screening’ category

As part of its goal to feature classic to recent titles from China, Austria, France, and Denmark, and Japan, QCinema will present films in its “Special Screening” section “An Elephant Sitting Still,” “Tomcat,” “The Prayer,” “Ala Changso,” and “Come On, Irene” from Oct. 21 to 30.

Psychological drama “Ala Changso” explores a fractured family who undertakes the grueling trek to the holy city of Lhasa on foot.

“An Elephant Sitting Still” is about four residents of a northern Chinese town in one single suspenseful day from dawn to dusk. The protagonists become obsessed in trying escaping from their problematic life when the train to Manzhouli is set to depart.

“The Prayer” is about the story of a drug addict named Thomas who joins a community of former addicts who live isolated in the mountains and use prayer as a way to cure themselves.

In “Tomcat”, Andreas and Stefan lead a happy life with their beloved tomcat, Moses. An unexpected and inexplicable outburst of violence suddenly shakes up the relationship and calls everything into question.

The unconventional life of one married man is shown in “Come On, Irene,” a live-action film based on the manga “Irene of Love” from Hideki Arai. The story is about Iwao Shishido who finds a wife after paying three million yen for a bridal tour to the Philippines. He comes back home and is confronted by Tsuru – Iwao’s freshly widowed mother, who’s infuriated her loser son has married a woman she’s never met.

The “Special Screening” section of QCinema will be shown at Gateway Mall (Cineplex 10); Robinsons Galleria (Robinsons Movieworld); and Ayala Malls Cinema in Trinoma and U.P. Town Center.