Presenting the 8 Metro Manila Film Festival 2022 official entries

by Khryzztine Joy Baylon
Dec 13, 2022
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The theme “Balik Saya sa MMFF 2022” reels in the 48th edition of the annual Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF), adding more joy and excitement to the celebration of Christmas.

The yearly Christmas film festival will take place from December 25, 2022, to January 7, 2023, galvanizing filmmakers and moviegoers in light of the eased restrictions on entertainment venues two years into the pandemic.

Awardees will be recognized at the “Gabi ng Parangal” scheduled on December 27, 2022.

In alphabetical order, here is the list of Filipino-made movies that are likely to hit the box office this MMFF 2022:

Starring: Nadine Lustre, McCoy De Leon, Louise delos Reyes
Genre: Techo-horror
Producer: Viva Films
Director: Mikhail Red

Deleter follows the story of Lyra (Nadine), who works as an online content moderator who removes violent videos online. She faces trauma from watching disturbing footages in her job, but she hides how she feels from her colleagues.

Family Matters
Starring: Noel Trinidad, Liza Lorena, Nonie Buencamino, Agot Isidro, Mylene Dizon James Blanco, JC Santos
Genre: Drama
Producer: Cineko Productions
Director: Nuel Naval

Family Matters tells the story of Francisco (Noel), an ageing head of family hit by a stroke and being taken care of by his wife, Eleanor (Liza), and children, leading to conflicts within the family.

Labyu with an Accent
Starring: Coco Martin, Jodi Sta. Maria
Genre: Romantic-comedy
Producer: ABS-CBN Film Productions
Director: Rodel Nacianceno

Labyu with an Accent revolves around the story of Gabo (Coco) and Trisha (Jodi) whose backgrounds are entirely different from each another.

Trisha has spent years living and working abroad all that time that Gabo has been struggling to make ends meet in the Philippines.


Mamasapano: Now It Can Be Told
Starring: Edu Manzano, JC De Vera, Aljur Abrenica
Genre: Action-drama
Producer: Borracho Film Production
Director: Lester Dimaranan

Mamasapano: Now It Can Be Told is based on the true story of the bloody police operation in 2015 known as the "Oplan Exodus," which claimed the lives of 44 Special Action Forces (SAF 44) officers in Mamasapano, Maguindanao.

My Father, Myself
Starring: Jake Cuenca, Dimples Romana, Sean De Guzman, Tiffany Grey
Genre: Drama-Boys Love (BL)
Producer: Mentorque Productions and 3:16 Media Network
Director: Joel Lamangan

My Father, Myself tells the story of a young boy Matthew (Sean), adopted into a family. Matthew falls in love with his foster father (Jake) while his stepsister Mika (Tiffany) falls in love with him.

My Teacher
Starring: Toni Gonzaga, Joey de Leon, Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte
Genre: Drama
Producer: TEN17P
Director: Paul Soriano

My Teacher will be a heartwarming and feel-good movie giving tribute to teachers, based on the movie's teasers.

Nanahimik ang Gabi
Starring: Ian Veneracion, Heaven Peralejo, Mon Confiado
Genre: Thriller
Producer: Rein Entertainment Productions
Director: Shugo Praico

Nanahimik ang Gabi tells the story of a sugar baby (Heaven) of a corrupt police chief (Ian) and how their weekend getaways are interrupted by an intruder (Mon).

Partners in Crime
Starring: Vice Ganda, Ivana Alawi
Genre: Comedy
Producer: ABS-CBN Film Productions
Director: Cathy Garcia-Molina

Partners in Crimes follows the story of an ex-couple who are brought together when both get involved in a crime.


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