Christmas is definitely in the air! Filipinos have been flocking to the malls and bazaars to complete their Christmas shopping, and in a few days the age-old tradition of Simbang Gabi (masses at dawn) will be starting.
And what would Christmas be without a trip to the movie house to choose from a wide range of Filipino films?
This year, the 39th Metro Manila Film Festival offers eight film entries that celebrate Filipino talent in the entertainment industry.
Robin Padilla stars in the action-packed film 10,000 Hours, a story about a cop-turned-senator who is forced into hiding in a foreign country after a scandal rocks his political career.
The story of the second Filipino saint is told in Pedro Calungsod: Batang Martir, a religious/historical drama where Rocco Nacino plays the title role.
Get ready for four times the fun with Vice Ganda in Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy, a comedic tale of quadruplets separated at birth.
Starring Sef Cadayona and Yassi Pressman, Kaleidoscope World is a hip-hop dance film that pays tribute to the music of the late master rapper Francis Magalona.
Comedienne Eugene Domingo makes a comeback as Kimmy and Dora in Kimmy Dora (Ang Kiyemeng Prequel), which takes our favorite twins on a hilarious comedy adventure with Sam Milby.
In Boy Golden: Shoot-to-Kill, ER Ejercito revives the role of Arturo Porcuna, a gangster who ruled Tondo in the ‘50s and ‘60s, with KC Concepcion as leading lady.
Rounding up the entries is My Little Bossings, starring Ryzza Mae Dizon, James “Bimby” Yap Jr. as well as Vic Sotto and Kris Aquino. Ryzza plays a street-smart girl while Bimby is cast as a boy who is used to having a luxurious lifestyle.
In the omnibus trailer of the 39th MMFF, Metro Manila Development Authority Chairman Atty. Francis Tolentino invites everyone to make Christmas more meaningful by celebrating Filipino talent in the movie industry: “Bilang regalo sa lahat ng Pilipino, handog ng MMFF ang mga sineng gawa ng Pilipino, para sa Pilipino, at tatak Pilipino.”
SPECIAL MMFF 2013 MICROSITE FROM PEP. To make sure you stay updated about the MMFF film entries and your favorite stars, PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) launches a special microsite filled with news reports and galleries of the 8 entries.
The microsite will also feature highlights of the parade of stars and as well as the awarding ceremony this December.
To access PEP’s microsite on the 39th Metro Manila Film Festival, CLICK HERE.