‘There Be Dragons’ to premier in Pampanga-A A +A
Monday, September 26, 2011
THE Educhild Foundation Inc., in cooperation with the Foundation for Angeles Values Education Inc. (Fave), will host the premiere showing of “There Be Dragons” at 7 p.m. of October 14 at the SM Clark Cinema 2 to jumpstart the five-year expansion and professionalization plans of both foundations.
The film was directed by Academy award winning director, Roland Joffé. It is a period film set in the Spanish Civil War based on the life of St. Josemaria Escriva. The film was shown in the United States and Europe.
“We are very privileged to be able to bring this to the Philippines and promote the exemplary life of this modern-day saint not only for Opus Dei members but also to the general public,” the organizers said.
“There Be Dragons” is a historical epic written and directed by Joffé, a British filmmaker well known for directing “The Mission”, “The Killing Fields” and “Captivity”. It is a drama set during the Spanish Civil War that features themes such as betrayal, love and hatred, forgiveness, friendship, and finding meaning in everyday life.
Ellen V. Maglalang of Fave Inc. said the film, released on May 6, includes the story of soldiers, a journalist, his father, and a real life priest, Josemaría Escrivá, later canonized as a recent Roman Catholic saint, the founder of Opus Dei.
The movie’s film credits lists the stars Charlie Cox (Stardust and Casanova), Wes Bentley (American Beauty and Ghost Rider), Rodrigo Santoro (300 and I Love You Phillip Morris), Derek Jacobi (I, Claudius and Little Dorrit), Geraldine Chaplin (Talk to her), Golshifteh Farahani (Body of Lies and Darbareye Elly), Dougray Scott (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Desperate Housewives), Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace and Max Payne), Unax Ugalde (Che Part 1: The Argentine and Bon Appétit) and Lily Cole (Rage and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus).
Yahoo Critic Rating gave the film an “A” while the MTRCB Movie rating for the film is PG 13. The film will be shown at 7 p.m. after simple, light cocktails to be served at 6 p.m. at the lobby. Ticket price is P500.
Ticket outlets include SM Clark Cinema Booth, and Ocampo’s (SM City Clark, Marquee Mall, Plaridel St.).
For inquiries, please call the following: Finina Ocampo-Galang at 09189027876 / 045-8881176, Ellen Maglalang at 09176235821 / 045-9614330, Corito Ocampo at Tayag-09189042142 / 045-8882649, Bayang Hipolito at 09189080236 / 045-4590476, and Bombee Narciso at 09209381946 / 045-8886278.
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Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on September 27, 2011.