• The Smiling Star

    1983. West Germany. Werner Schroeter. 108 min.

Friday, June 8, 2012, 7:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

  • The Smiling Star

    1983. West Germany. Directed by Werner Schroeter. As a guest of the Manila International Film Festival, Schroeter was horrified to discover the yawning gap between rich and poor in The Philippines. He began to film clandestinely, using modest funds offered by the actor Peter Kern, and researched the legacy of colonialization through archival footage. Drawing parallels with the tortured histories of South American countries, and with his own fiction feature The Black Angel, The Smiling Star is one of Schroeter’s most personal essay films, a self-described "kaleidoscope of a ravaged country“ and "a look behind the mask of the Marcos dictatorship." Digital preservation; courtesy film&kunst. In Tagalog, German, English; English subtitles. 108 min.

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