The British Council is pleased to join the Cine Europa European Film Festival in the Philippines this year by presenting two British films, “My Generation” (2017) by David Batty and “Amy” (2015) by Asif Kapadia. These two inspiring documentaries highlight the diversity of British society. Many artists from the UK come from somewhere else, yet have made the UK their home; their artistry, imagination and creativity have contributed to new and ground breaking ideas that have resonated with people throughout the world.
This month, Cine Europa 21 concludes at the newly opened theatres of EDSA Shangri-La in Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, from 6-16 December. “My Generation” will be shown on Tuesday, 11 December at 1.25 p.m. and “Amy” will be shown Friday, 14 December at 12.30 p.m.; don’t miss your final chance to watch them!
About My Generation” (2017) and “Amy” (2015)
This year’s British films for Cine Europa 21 are about the impact of artists, musicians, and creatives on contemporary society.
“My Generation” (Official Selection BFI London Film Festival 2017) starred and narrated by British film icon Michael Caine narrates is a vivid and inspiring story of his personal journey through 1960s London. “For the first time in history the young working class stood up for ourselves and said, we’re here, this is our society and we’re not going away!” (Michael Caine).
“Amy” (Official Selection Cannes 2015 – Midnight Screenings) from BAFTA award-winning director Asif Kapadia (Senna) tells the incredible story of six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse – in her own words. Employing extensive unseen archive footage, this modern and moving film shines a light on the world we live in.