It’s that time of the year again for the biggest film festival in the country. This year, the Metro Manila Film Festival presents interesting, fun, heart-wrenching, action-packed movies that will spice up the holiday season. PUSH lists the movies that you should all watch out for this film fest. Here’s a quick guide to the MMFF entries this year:
1. Beauty and the Bestie
Director: Wenn Deramas
Production: ABS-CBN Film Production, Inc. and Viva Communications, Inc.
Starring: Vice Ganda, Coco Martin, James Reid, and Nadine Lustre
Synopsis: The movie tells the story of two best friends Erik and Eman. The entry is an action-comedy flick.
2. All You Need is Pag-Ibig
Director: Antoinette Jadaone ?
Production: ABS-CBN Film Productions, Inc.
Starring: Derek Ramsey, Kris Aquino, Kim Chiu, Xian Lim, Jodi Sta. Maria, Ian Veneracion
Synopsis: All You Need is Pag-Ibig tells the story of different characters who are experiencing different stages of love.
3. Buy Now, Die Later
Director: Randolph Longjas
Production: Quantum Films
Starring: Rayver Cruz, Alex Gonzaga, John Lapus, Vhong Navarro, Janine Gutierrez, Lotlot de Leon, TJ Trinidad
Synopsis: Buy Now, Die Later is a compendium of five interconnected stories, each one representing one of the five senses. The story of Odie, Ato, Chloe, Pippa, atnd Maita will remind us that every bargain comes with a price.
4. Haunted Mansion
Director: Jun Lana
Production: Regal Entertainment, Inc.
Starring: Jerome Ponce, Janella Salvador, Marlo Mortel
Synopsis: The movie tells the story of students holding a retreat and something terrifying happens afterwards.
5. Nilalang (The Entity)
Director: Pedring Lopez
Production: Haunted Towers Pictures, Inc.
Starring: Cesar Montano, Maria Ozawa
Synopsis: Nilalang tells the story of a local forensic expert who seeks help from an heiress to solve an organized crime syndicate which originated from Japan.
6. My Bebe Love
Director: Jose Javier Reyes ?
Production: Octoarts Films, MZET Productions, APT Ent., Inc.
Starring: Vic Sotto, Ai-Ai Delas Alas, Alden Richards, and Maine Mendoza
Synopsis: The movie is about a nerd named Dondi who falls in love with a rebellious girl named Anna.
7. Walang Forever
Director: Dan Villegas
Production: Quantum Films
Starring: Jericho Rosales, Jennylyn Mercado
Synopsis: The movie tells the story of Mia, a writer of romantic-comedy movie, who doesn’t believe that love could last.
8. Honor Thy Father
Director: Erik Matti
Production: Reality Entertainment Inc.
Starring: John Lloyd Cruz
Synopsis: In this suspenseful crime drama film, a pair of married white-collar swindlers run afoul of their latest victim.