Mercedes Cabral reacts to criticisms about the entries for MMFF.
Mercedes Cabral took to her Facebook account to express her thoughts about the exclusion of certain films from the 2016 Metro Manila Festival’s Magic 8.
The public’s mixed reaction about those that made it were further fueled by Regal matriarch Mother Lily Monteverde’s statement that indie films are not for the Christmas season.
Even Seklusyon director Erik Matti wasn’t able to hide his dismay over the Mano Po 7 producer’s claim.
Without mentioning any name, an obviously enraged Mercedes fumed about the said issue.
“Nakaka-awa ang mga bata??? Sabihin mo lang e ang habol mo lang e kita ng pelikula mo,” the Oro star said in a report by Interaksyon.com.
“Saka bayaran mo ng maayos mga tao mo. Ni hindi ka nga makapag bayad ng matino sa mga taong nagtatatrabaho sayo e,” she reiterated.
Mercedes also raised some questions about the new MMFF lineup.
“At kayo lang ba ang may karapatan magpalabas ng pelikula tuwing Pasko? Fucking idiot,” she wrote.
Her Oro director Alvin Yapan seemed to echo her sentiment on his own post.
“‘BATA’: A much abused term in Filipino film discourse,” he wrote.