From November 13 until November 23rd the Embassy of Switzerland together with The Swiss Cultural Fund- Philippines and the EDSA Shangri-La, Manila present a series of cultural events under the banner “Swiss Week in the Philippines”. The art of Swiss Cuisine, the finesse of Swiss wines and a variety of musical experiences from Switzerland will be offered to the Filipino people and the expat community. Find the detailed program here below.

The Swiss Cultural Fund is proud to co-sponsor Switzerland’s films in this year’s 17th Cine Europa

FREE ADMISSION. Invite your friends!

We are featuring two Award-Winning Films:

Planet Ocean (2012)
directed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand and narrated by Josh Duhamel
Tuesday, September 16 at 3PM

Thanks to its astonishing photography, the film takes us on a magnificent and unprecedented journey into the heart of the least known regions of our planet. Planet Ocean narrates the most marvelous and also the most terrifying human experiences of our time. Filmed in extreme geographical conditions all over the globe, it describes the modern Odyssey of people who go out to discover their blue planet.

The film is also a plea for humanity to respect the world in which we live.

Best Cinematography Award and Audience Award, Blue Ocean Festival
Best Film Award, UK Green Film Festival
Best Film Award, Prague Film Festival
First Prize Documentary Section, Save and Preserve Film Festival in Russia

L’Enfant d’en haut (Sister) (2012)
directed by Ursula Meier
Thursday, September 18 at 12:30 PM

Simon lives with his older sister in a housing complex below a luxury Swiss ski resort. With his sister drifting in and out of jobs and relationships, 12-year-old Simon takes on the responsibility of providing for the two of them. Every day, he takes the lift up to the opulent ski world above, stealing equipment from rich tourists to resell to the local kids down in the valley. He is able to keep their little family afloat with his small-time hustles and his sister is thankful for the money he brings in. But, when Simon partners with a crooked British seasonal worker, he begins to lose his boundaries, affecting his relationship with his sister and plummeting him into dangerous territory.

Golden Athena for Best Picture, Athens International Film Festival
Silver Berlin Bear Special Award, 62nd Berlin International Film Festival
Best Foreign Feature Film, Denver Film Festival

All movies will be shown at the Shang Cineplex, Cinema 2, Shangri-La Plaza, Mandaluyong City.