Film Showing: La Sonrisa Verdadera (True Smile)
Film Showing: "La Sonrisa Verdadera" (True Smile)
6PM, September 3, 2015 (Thursday)
Ortigas Foundation Library
2nd floor, Ortigas Bldg, Ortigas cor Meralco Avenues, Pasig City
Free Admission, limited seats available. For seat reservations, please call (632) 631-1231 to 38 local 187/181/228 or 401-6503.
This film tells the story of a journey from Spain to Morocco, seen through the empty glance of Sergio, an autistic and blind young man who crosses 1.300km in tandem bicycle with his brother Juan Manuel. This documentary, in spanish with english subtitles, immerses us into Sergio's unreachable world which seems so similar to the desert, the destination of their trip.
It won the Jury Prize award in the "2015 Naturman III International Film Festival of Nature and Man of La Laguna, Spain". The film was premiered in the Philippines on July 3, 2015 during the World Premieres Film Festival organized by the Film Development Council of the Philippines with the presence of the members of the Autism Society Philippines. It was also shown at Instituto Cervantes de Manila on July 25, 2015 presented by its main characters - Sergio and Juan Manuel Aznarez, who had a question and answer session with the audience after the screening.
"It's very important that "True Smile" is not only a movie to be enjoyed in the cinema - we can help other people with this example. For us, this trip to the Philippines has become something really touching and really special." said Juan Manuel Aznarez.