Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) is celebrating its 36th-year of bringing high-quality and amazing films from different movie productions. This year, only eight films compete with each other for the annual MMFF awards and box-office ranking.
First on the list is Ai Ai De Las Alas’s Ang Tanging Ina Mo Rin (Last Na ‘To) under Star Cinema. It is directed by Wenn Deramas. Other cast includes Nikki Valdez, Eugene Domingo, Marvin Agustin, and much more. Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla and Vic Sotto joined forces in the movie Agimat ni Enteng that produced by GMA Films, M-Zet, APT, and Imus Productions. Cinemedia’s Dalaw, a horror-thriller film casts Kris Aquino and Diether Ocampo. A Maricel Soriano classic revives again in the movie Super Inday at ang Magic Bibe starring Jake Cuenca, Marian Rivera, Pokwang and John Lapuz. The longest movie series in the filmfest lives on entitled Shake, Rattle, and Roll 12 which features Andi Eigenmann, Shaina Magdayao, Rayver Cruz, and Carla Abellana. Comedy King Dolphy has two entries in the filmfest. First is Father Jejemon under RVQ Productions with Maja Salvador. And second is Rosario under Cine Mabuhay with Jennylyn Mercado and Sid Lucero. And last but not the least, Star Cinema’s 3D animation film RPG features voices of Aga Muhlach, Zaijan Jaranilla, Vhong Navarro and other stars.
When I looked at the official list of MMFF, I expect that the three films namely Ang Tanging Ina (Last Na ‘To), Agimat ni Enteng and Shake, Rattle, and Roll 12 will randomly compete on top three box-office slots in the filmfest. But, of course, the importance of this filmfest is the continuous success of Philippine movie industry in despite of several international films are premiering within the year.