Cine Europa to showcase uncensored films
For the first time in its 14-year history, Cine Europa in Manila will be showing exceptional films that were exempted from the restrictive rules of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB).
“The (MTRCB) adopted the classification of the EU member states where a film originated,” said Lubomir Frebort, chief of the political, press, and information section of the European Union EU Delegation to the Philippines.
Nineteen films from 17 countries will be shown on Sept. 9-18 with genres as vast as the European continent itself – from family dramas to comedy, suspense thrillers, historical and romantic drama, and even action films. Ambassador Guy Ledoux, head of the (EU) Delegation to the Philippines, said this year’s Cine Europa films will “surely take your emotions on a roller-coaster ride.”
Martin Macalintal, the audiovisual attaché of the French Embassy in Manila, told GMA News Online that the MTRCB had classified several art films as “X-rated” in previous festivals sponsored by the local diplomatic community.