12.24.2008

2008 Metro Manila Film Festival

The 34th Annual 2008 Metro Manila Film Festival will ran from December 25, 2008 to January 5, 2009. All 8 films included in the competition with be simultaneously shown from December 25, 2008.

Iskul Bukol: 20 Years After
After 4 installments of the old TV series of Vic's Okay Ka Fairy Ko, magpapahinga na muna si Enteng Kabisote to give way to the Escalera and the Ungasis based on the sitcom that launched Tito, Vic &, Joey in 1977, ang Iskul Bukol. Tito, Vic, and Joey will reprise their original roles Tito Escalera, Vic Ungasis, and Joey Escalera, respectively.

Desperadas 2
It is a sequel of Desperadas which was starred by Ruffa Gutierrez, Rufa Mae Quinto, Iza Calzado, and Marian Rivera. Now, it is starred by the four actresses with Ogie Alcasid.

Shake, Rattle & Roll X
Nieves
Nieves (Marian Rivera) is the town’s famous and lone Engkanto Slayer. When strange and unexplainable attacks began to strike the whole town, Nieves, teams up with her slayer in trainings: Junie (Robert "Buboy" Villar) and Kaysee (Jennica Garcia) to save the townsfolk from extinction.

Class picture
Ten college students spend the weekend at their school to prepare an exhibit in exchange for lifting the suspension of their organization. But instead of getting busied with paper maches, and presentation, they find themselves haunted by the awakened spirit of a demented nun, Sr. Maria Belonia (Jean Garcia), who has put a curse on a class picture of her section in 1898.

Emergency
When an obscure hospital becomes the target of wrathful blood hungry creatures (Mylene Dizon and Wendell Ramos), Jay (JC De Vera) the paramedic and his beloved Dr. Sarah (Roxanne Guinoo) must struggle together with other hospital residents to save their precious lives.

Ang Tanging Ina Ninyong Lahat
It's the sequel of Ang Tanging Ina. It is expected to be released in December 2008 under Star Cinema for the 2008 Metro Manila Film Festival.. It is the third of 'Direk' Wenn Deremas' "Ina" collection after "Ang Cute ng Ina Mo" with actress Anne Curtis. In 2003, ATI was the highest grossing film in the country until Kris Aquino's "Sukob" surpassed it.

Baler
In 1898, a band of Spanish soldiers heroically defended Baler (which would later be the capital municipality of Aurora in 1951) against Filipino forces for 337 long and grueling days. The battle, now referred to as the Siege of Baler, is the setting of a forbidden love between an Mestizo soldier (Jericho Rosales) and a Filipina lass (Anne Curtis) who lived at the end of the 19th century.

One Night Only
It all happened in one night. Free- spirited and money hungry Jasmine (Katrina Halili) was all set to leave for Hong Kong with her new Chinese lover when her Congressman-benefactor Facundo (Ricky Davao) decided to have his return of investment. Forced to comply with a rather angry lawmaker, Jasmine had no other choice but to give in to the demands of this hot-blooded sponsor lest she be exposed for her frivolities.

Magkaibigan
This is the story of two best friends, one of whom is stricken with cancer. It is based loosely on the friendship of Jinggoy Estrada and Rudy Fernandez, who died of periampullary cancer earlier this year. This movie produced by Maverick Films also stars Maricel Laxa and Dawn Zulueta as the wives of the two best friends.

Dayo: Sa Mundo ng Elementalia
directed by Robert Quilao, is the Philippines’ first all-digital full-length animated feature film, advertised as "tradigital", a mix of traditional animation with 3D animation. It is due for release in December 25, 2008.The story revolves around Bubuy who has to save his grandparents who were abducted and brought to the strange land called Elementalia, which is home to a host of strange creatures from Philippine mythology.











2 Comments on "2008 Metro Manila Film Festival"

Rolly on December 26, 2008 said...

Merry Christmas to you all. Peace on Earth and goodwill to mankind. Give Love on Christmas day.

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Richie on December 28, 2008 said...

The only movie I want to watch this MMFF is one night only. But my girlfriend want to watch Baler.

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