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Saturday, January 3, 2009

MMFF Entries

Metro Manila Film Festival is an annual film festival which runs every December of the year. All films that are produced locally here in the Philippines are basically the films available on all theatres. Foreign films are not allowed to be shown while the MMFF is ongoing. This festival is also much awaited by Filipinos since this is the time when movies are of high regard since they are well budgeted.

I haven't had the chance to watch any of these films yet because I've been caught by the holiday craze. Ellaine and I are planning to see some of these movies though. First on the line up would be Baler since it is the movie that has grabbed most of the awards this year. Below are the official entries of the MMFF 2008. The synopsis of each movies may help you find which of them you would want to watch:

1. Dayo- A first-time digital animation that Filipinos should be proud of. It is about an 11-year old boy who is out to save his abducted grandparents in the mystical land called Elementalia which is a place where Philippine mythical creatures and enchanted elements reside.

2. Baler
- A film highlighting a love story of a couple caught up during the spanish era on the 19th century. At this time, Filipinos are about to end the Spanish sovereignty. The couple's love will be put into test since both of them belong to two different worlds (a beautiful Filipina and a stunning Spanish soldier).

3. Desperadas 2
- Four beautiful sisters plus an unexpected half sister adding up to their quite-messy yet hilarious life. Sisters are reunited once again and are faced with new dizzying issues.

4. Shake, Rattle and Roll X
- The tenth season of Regal Entertainment's horror trilogy that began on 1984 and one of those horror flicks that once scared me so much when I was a kid. The trilogy's episodes this time are: "Nieves", "Emergency", and "Class Picture".

5. Magkaibigan
- A story of two bestfriends, one is diagnosed with cancer. The friendship was put into test during the course of the treatment. The movie shows how friendship remains and how it brings strength amidst the pain brought about by cancer.
6. One Night Only- A sexy film showcasing sexy casts. A night of chaos and confusion which in turn will completely change the lives of the people involved.
7. Escaleras and Ungasis- This is a comedy film showing the lives of Escaleras and Ungasis after 20 years. This is the 2nd Iskul Bukol film and was a favorite sitcom during the 80's. The casts are the famous Tito, Vic and Joey.

8. Ang Tanging Ina Nyong Lahat
- This year, the Comedy Queen Ai-Ai de las Alas will surely make your movie experience more fun. This time, Ina is running for presidency. She will surely make the whole family laugh on their seats again!

Let's make the most of our vacation!!! Enjoy!!!

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