Wednesday, October 12, 2005

FESTIVAL OF FESTIVALS




Hello guys! Join me as we go on our annual movie trip to our favorite film Festival here in Manila.

The 7th CINEMANILA International Film Festival 2005 opens TODAY in Manila. For details, please visit the official website.

See you at the movies!


TRIVIA: For foreign readers and Pinoys abroad, especially the younger set, the logo used by CINEMANILA is the "bulol" figure, normally a wooden sculpture of a squatting human figure with arms wrapped around the knees. It represents the dead ancestors of the Ifugao tribe of Mountain Province, north of Manila. Their dead are also buried in the same fashion, mummified squatting and placed in a burial jar.

2 comments:

Linguist-in-Waiting said...

Adding to the trivia, if my memory hasn't failed me, the bulol is actually a sacred sculpture, they take it out during festivities and they paint pig's blood on it whenever it is used. At least that's what I learned from my KAS 114 (Cultural History) class in UP Diliman, under Dr. Bernadette Abrera.

LIW

GENIUS IS JUST ANOTHER MOUSE! said...

You are correct, Linguist :-)

Very good addition to the info.