Wednesday, December 26, 2012

38th Metro Manila Film Festival

Christmas is never without the films in tow for the annual Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF). Now on its 38th year, eight contenders will surely entice the audience with a variety of themes from bioepic, horror, drama to action, romance, comedy and fantasy.

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New Wave

Also, MMFF features the “New Wave Section” in support of independent films as follows:

1. Ad Ignorantiam = Armando Lao

2. Gayak = Roni Bertubin

3. In Nomine Matris = Will Fredo

4. Paglaya sa Tanikala = Michael Angelo Dagñalan

5. The Grave Bandits = Tyrone Acierto

Official Entries

1.   Title: El Presidente
     Production: Scenema Concept Intl. Inc.
      Director: Mark Meily
      Leads: ER Ejercito; Cesar Montano; Christopher de Leon; Nora Aunor; Cristine Reyes
      Genre: Historical; Bioepic

2.   Title: One More Try
      Production: Star Cinema
      Director: Ruel Bayani
      Leads: Dingdong Dantes; Zanjoe Marudo; Angel Locsin; Angelica Panganiban
      Genre: Romance-Drama

3.   Title: Shake, Rattle and Roll 14
      Production: Regal Films
      Director: Chito Roño
      Leads: Vhong Navarro, Dennis Trillo, Paulo Avelino, Herbert Bautista; Carla Abellana, Janice De Belen
      Genre: Horror

4.   Title: Si Agimat, Si Enteng Kabisote at si Ako
      Production: OctoArts Films, M-Zet Productions, Imus Productions, APT Entertainment, GMA Films
      Director: Tony Reyes
      Leads: Vic Sotto, Bong Revilla, Jr.; Judy Ann Santos
      Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Action

5.   Title: Sisterakas
      Production: Star Cinema and Viva Films
      Director: Wenn Deramas
      Leads: Vice Ganda; Kris Aquino; Ai-Ai delas Alas
      Genre: Comedy.

6.   Title: Sosy Problems
      Production: GMA Films
      Director: Andoy Ranay
      Leads: Roderick Paulate, Mikael Deiz, Aljur Abrenica, Roberto Arevalo; Solenn Heusaff, Maxene Magalona;  Heart Evengelista; Rhian Ramos; Bianca King
      Genre: Comedy

7.   Title: The Strangers
      Production: Quantum Films; Star Cinema
      Director: Lawrence Fajardo
      Leads: Enrique Gil, Enchong Dee; JM De Guzman; Julia Montes
      Genre: Horror

8.   Title: Thy Womb
      Production: Center Stage Productions & Solar Entertainment
      Director: Brillante Mendoza
      Leads: Bembol Roco; Nora Aunor
      Genre: Drama

You can also check MMFF's official website:

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