The International Silent Film Festival of Manila presents silent films live scored by local bands.
Saturday, August 31
13.00 The Beginnings of Cinema in Asia
A Lecture by Nick Deocampo
Film: Orizuru Osen (The Downfall of Osen, 90 mins)
Directed by Kenji Mizoguchi (1935)
Live Scoring by Kaduma Ni Karol
Film: Es Mi Hombre (He's My Man, 63 mins)
Directed by Carlos Fernández Cuenca (1927)
Live Scoring by Tarsius
L’ONESTÀ DEL PECCATO - THE WIFE HE NEGLECTED
Production year: 1918
Director: Augusto Genia
Cast: Maria Jacobini (Maria d’Alconte), Alfonso Cassini (professor d’Alconte), Vittorio Rossi Pianelli (attorney Valnera), Lido Manetti (lover)
Restored by Cineteca di Bologna in 2017
: In a world in danger of crumbling under the weight of entrepreneurial greed and arrogant intellectualism, the apparently fragile character of Maria d’Alconte, played by an intense Maria Jacobini, constitutes the film’s fulcrum. It is thanks to her that order and justice are restored, at a price of excruciating sacrifice, inconsolable grief and unavoidable crimes. Throughout the story, Maria treads a difficult path that ultimately leads her to a full awareness and the full expression of her own femininity.
LIVE SCORING BY
STEF&NO AND THE POCKET ORCHESTRA
Stef&no is a saxophone player and composer from Turin, Italy. He completed his musical studies at the Conservatorio di Torino and he’s been playing in Italy, Europe and the Philippines for the last ten years. Among his latest projects, he has led the contemporary jazz ensemble The Slow Beasts, publishing the EP The Slow Session in 2018.
The Pocket Orchestra works as a trait d’union between musical genres, combining new approaches with the tradition of classical and jazz music. It is formed by versatile and skilled Filipino musicians interested in musical contamination and in the musical language as a vehicle of transformation and cultural exchange.
More details on Film Development Council of the Philippines Fb page