The Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF), which is set to go digital this year due to coronavirus pandemic, announced on Wednesday the 10 films that will be showcased during the festival, which will cover genres ranging from family drama, horror, action, thriller, romance, fantasy adventure to romantic comedy.
The 10 official entries are:
1. Magikland (fantasy adventure)
2. Coming Home (family drama)
3. The Missing (horror)
4. Tagpuan (romance)
5. Isa Pang Bahaghari (family drama)
6. Suarez, the Healing Priest (biopic)
7. Mang Kepweng, Ang Lihim ng Bandang Itim (comedy)
8. Pakboys Takusa (comedy)
9. The Boy Foretold by the Stars (romantic comedy)
10. Fan Girl (drama)
The entries were chosen based on the following criteria: artistic excellence – 40 percent; commercial appeal – 40 percent; Filipino sensibility – 10 percent’ and global appeal – 10 percent.
Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and concurrent MMFF Chairperson Danilo Lim urged Filipino families to support this year’s film festival that would allow them to bond over the Christmas holidays by watching the movies together at home.
“Christmas won’t be complete without the MMFF which has been part of the Filipinos’ tradition. We may not enjoy films traditionally in cinemas because of the restrictions brought by the coronavirus disease pandemic but that will not stop us from bringing cheer to the Filipino families through the MMFF,” said Lim. SOVEREIGNPH