Dec 08
MMFF ENTRIES – MANO PO 3 and SPIRIT by fapweb  |  Posted in Articles  |  on Wed, Dec 8, 2004

MANO PO 3
Another Fil-Chinese story in the tradition of the Mano Po series, MANO PO 3 is a love triangle of the comebacking Vilma Santos with Christopher De Leon and Jay Manalo.

Deep-rooted ang love story na nagsimula noong mga bata pa sila. Their younger version of main characters are played by Angelica Panganiban, Carlo Aquino and John Prats, respectively. Vilma plays a tough crusader to protect the Chinese from being exploited.

Vilma is caught between the 2 Chinese played by Christopher and Jay. Having Christopher for a boyfriend who leaves her for greener pasture abroad, Vilma falls for Jay who eventually marries her. The youngster set of Angel Locsin, Karylle and Patrick Garcia play the children of Vilma and Jay.

At matapos ang ilang matahimik na panahon ay muling mabubuhay ang pag-iibigan ni Vilma at Boyet dahil sa aksidenteng pagkikita sa China. Parts of the colorful movie were shot in China and in Cambodia. Maraming mga Chinese tradisyon na ipakikita gaya ng fan dance at Chinese opera.

Supporting role ang balikbayan na si Sheryl Cruz, who plays Vilma’s sister in-law na magkakagusto kay Christopher. Also in major support roles are Eddie Garcia, Boots Anson Roa and Dennis Trillo. Kasama rin sa cast si Amy Austria, Cherry Pie Picache, Allan Paule, and Gardo Versoza.

Directed by Joel Lamangan, script Roy Iglesias, MANO PO 3 is touted to hit the box office with a storm. MANO PO 3 is produced by MAQ Productions.

SPIRIT OF THE GLASS
Directed by Joey Javier Reyes and produced by Canary Films, SPIRIT OF THE GLASS ventures on the supernatural particularly the secret oracles used in summoning the spirits of dead people. Layunin ni Direk Joey Javier na maging talk of the town ang Spirit of the Glass dahil sa kalaliman ng napapaloob na kuwento.

SPIRIT OF THE GLASS stars Alessandra de Rossi, Marvin Agustin, Rica Peralejo, Dingdong Dantes, Paolo Contis, Clara Sotto and Drew Arellano. Sila ang i sang grupo ng teenagers na nagkatuwaang paglaruan ang ouija board. They were supposed to go to the beach but ended up in a haunted house where the folly begins.

As the title implies, the glass is the center of the story. Nakakausap ng mga teenagers ang mga spirits sa pamamagitan ng paggalaw ng baso sa mga letra ng ouija board. Maraming kuwento ang ibinigay ng baso sa kanila ngunit hindi natapos sa basta mga kuwento lamang. Isang spirit of the glass ang naging malapit kay Rica na nagbigay sa kanila ng mga nakakatakot na sitwasyon. May mga eksenang hindi malaman ng mga teenagers kung malikmata o katotohanan ang nangyayari.

Also in the cast are Jay Aquitania, Jake Cuenca and Cris Daluz.

As a traditional horror/suspense for the Christmas season, SPIRIT OF THE GLASS is expected to fight for the top grosser of the Metro Manila Film Festival.