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In the mood for movie-watching this long weekend? Here’s a one-of-a-kind event you wouldn’t wanna miss.

Musicians are bringing silent films to life at the 11th International Film Festival in Manila from Aug 31 to Sept 3, a showcase of classic and contemporary images with live musical scoring.

Nine films, nine different countries. Mark your calendars and witness this unique movie experience at the upcoming Silent Film Festival happening on August 31 to September 3, 2017 at Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza.

Posted by Shangri-La Plaza on Monday, August 7, 2017

Nine movies released as early as 1918 and as current as 2017 coming from different countries such as Spain, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Japan, Austria, Germany, and the United States will be available for public viewing at the Shangri-La Plaza Grand Atrium and Cineplex in Mandaluyong.

Accompanied by live band performances from Rivermaya, <S>andwich, Flippin SOUL Stompers, Talahib Peoples Music and more, the festival is guaranteed to be anything but silent.

On its 11th year, the festival is also opening its screens to four contemporary films of young, emerging Filipino artists: Rendezvous” by Noah del Rosario, “Padayon” by Raf Evangelista, “Halimaw” by Nikolas N. Red of U.P. Cineastes’ Studio and “Inday” by Christian Babista. Yas!

Admission is on a ‘first-come, first-serve’ basis so be sure to get to the venue as early as you can. (We attended last year’s festival, so ya know…)

You can check the full screening schedule here.

The International Silent Film Festival in Manila, the first of its kind in Asia, has been bringing film buffs and music afficionados together for an extraordinary viewing and hearing experience since 2007.

Will you be at this year’s Silent Film Festival? We think it’s worth checking out!

Photo from CinemaBravo

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