MOVIES: Your Guide to MMFF 2012 entries!

December 25, 2012, Christmas, marks the Metro Manila Film festival in the Philippines. During the festival, no foreign films are shown in Philippine theaters in order to showcase locally produced films.

Here are the official 8 entries for this year:

EL PRESIDENTE



Starring:  Jeorge ER Estregan, Cesar Montano, Cristine Reyes, Nora Aunor
Directed by: Mark Meily

A young general from Cavite rises to power as the country fights for its independence against Spain. His rise comes with heavy costs that test his mettle at every turn.


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ONE MORE TRY



Starring: Angel Locsin, Angelica Panganiban, Dingdong Dantes, Zanjoe Marudo
Directed by: Ruel S. Bayani

A single mother is forced to reunite with her estranged husband to save her child from a deadly disease.

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SHAKE, RATTLE & ROLL 14



Starring: Carla Abellana, Dennis Trillo, Herbert Bautista, Iza Calzado, Janice de Belen, Lovi Poe, Paolo Avelino, Solenn Heussaff, Vhong Navarro
Directed by: Chito S. Roño

A family is haunted by the characters of an inherited comic book collection. A team of soldier fights off a zombie plague. A group of young ghost hunters encounter a more dangerous threat.

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SI AGIMAT, SI ENTENG AT AKO



Starring: Judy Ann Santos, Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr., Vic Sotto
Directed by: Tony Y. Reyes

Heroes of three worlds join forces to fend off a monstrous threat.

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SISTERAKAS



Starring: Ai-Ai de las Alas, Kris Aquino, Vice Ganda
Directed by: Wenn V. Deramas

Feuding half siblings reunite when a down-on-her-luck socialite is hire by her successful half-brother to be his assistant. He resolves to torment her, but the two are forced to work together to overcome a powerful rival.

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SOSY PROBLEMS


Starring: Bianca King, Heart Evangelista, Rhian Ramos, Solenn Heussaff
Directed by: Andoy Ranay

Four girls belonging to the upper class deal with problems associated with their status as they seek out happiness in their lives.


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THE STRANGERS


Starring: Cherry Pie Picache, Enchong Dee, Enrique Gil, Jaime Fabregas, Julia Montes
Directed by: Lawrence Fajardo

A family taking a roadtrip breaks down in the middle of nowhere, and gets caught in the middle of a conflict between a small village and a mysterious hunter that lives in the woods.

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THY WOMB


Starring: Bembol Roco, Lovi Poe, Mercedes Cabral
Directed by: Brillante Mendoza

A Badjao midwife unable to bear children for her husband consents to him taking a second wife. She scours all of Tawi-Tawi looking for a suitable bride.


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Let's support the Filipino Film Industry by watching MMFF entries.

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The festival will officially run from December 25 to the first week of January.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Enjoy the holidays.


Thank you!

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