‘Itim’ and other restored classics make PH theatrical premieres in QCinema 2022

Punch another hole in your cinephile card: You can finally catch the restorations of Mike De Leon’s films, Itim (1976) and Kisapmata (1981), in theaters at the 2022 QCinema International Film Festival.

Along with these De Leon classics, QCinema is also hosting a screening of Wong Kar-wai’s seminal romantic drama, In the Mood for Love (2000).

The restoration of these films is programmed under the festival’s Digitally Restored Classic Section, featuring restored classics from around the world.

Mike De Leon’s Itim, a supernatural thriller about a young photographer who meets a troubled clairvoyant, premiered recently at Cannes. Kisapmata is a truth-based film based on the murder-suicide case of the Cabadings in 1961. In the Mood for Love is hailed as one of the best romantic films ever made, directed by Wong Kar-wai.

QCinema is celebrating its tenth edition, bringing forth a new banner statement: “#In10City: 10 Years of Intense Film Experience.”

The festival has shared six short films competing at this year’s festival, including works from Glenn Barit, Whammy Alcazaren, Rocky Morilla, JT Trinidad, Jaime Morados, and Austin Tan. Click here to see the full lineup of #QCShorts.

QCinema 2022 happens November 17th – 26th, 2022. Learn more about the festival by following their Facebook Page.