Thursday, August 7, 2008

Eiga Sai 2008

Back in college, our visual arts group, Mitandi, was invited to Eigaling 2003 along with our adviser and some teachers. We went to Nikkei-Jin Kai for the film showing of contemporary Japanese movies. We watched the anime-drama "Grave of the Fireflies" and just a portion of "The Funeral" because it was getting late.

We shall overcome somedayThis year's Japanese Film Festival (Nihon Eiga Sai) had more audiences. Japanese Films were shown across the country in theaters and for free, at least it was here in Davao. I don't know when Eiga Sai started, but I sure am going to take note of that from now on. The films shown in Davao were We shall overcome someday (2004), Linda Linda Linda (2005), and Hanging Garden (2005). I only watched the last 30 minutes of Hanging Garden. The film everyone was waiting for, however, was We shall overcome... and it was the last in line in the second (and final) day of the festival. The movie house was packed with students (from the Nikkei-Jin Kai most probably) and it was very loud inside. But I'm still glad I chose to wait for that movie. That one song is enough reason to watch it. (You'll know what I mean once you see this.)

Next up this year: Cine Europa 11!


  1. it free here, too, and sometimes with cocktails... (or was it the french film fest?) hehe.

    nice, noh? i'm happy you were able to go. i didn't see the jap embassy's film fest this year in cebu.

    na-intriga ako sa hanging garden. :)

  2. yes hanging garden was very interesting..sadly i arrived late..