Eight entries have been chosen by the screening committee of this year’s Metropolitan Manila Film Festival-Philippines. This was announced at
a press conference at the Club Pilipino in Greenhills Commercial Center in San Juan City last Tuesday, June 29.
The 8 entries are the following (listed alphabetically):
Ang Agimat ni Enteng of Imus Productions Inc. and M-ZET Films, starring Ramon ‘Bong’ Revilla Jr. and Vic Sotto and directed by Tony Y. Reyes and Rico Gutierrez.
Dalaw of Cinemedia Films Production, Inc., starring Kris Aquino, Coco Martin and Diether Ocampo and directed by Jerry Lopez Sineneng from the script of Joel Mercado.
Father Jejemon of RVQ Productions Inc., starring Dolphy, Erich Gonzalez and Maja Salvador and directed by Frank Gray Jr. from the script of Bibeth Orteza.
Rosario of Cinemabuhay International Inc., starring Jennylyn Mercado, Dennis Trillo and Yul Servo and directed by Albert Martinez from the script of Elmer Gachalian.
RPG (animation) of ABS-CBN Film Productions Inc. and Ambient Media and directed by Luis C. Suarez.
Shake, Rattle & Roll 12 of Regal Entertainment Inc., starring Andi Eigenmann, Carla Abellana, Shaina Magdayao and Rayver Cruz and directed by Don Michael Perez and Topel Lee from the script of Onay Sales, Maribel Ilag, Jules Catanlag and Aloy Adlawan.
Super Inday and the Magic Bibe of Regal Entertainment Inc., starring Marian Rivera, Jake Cuenca and Vice Ganda and directed by Michael ‘Mike’ Tuviera from the script of Aloy Adlawan.
Ang Tanging Ina Mo Rin (Last na ‘To!) of ABS-CBN Film Productions Inc./Star Cinema, starring Ai-Ai de las Alas and Eugene Domingo and directed by Wenn V. Deramas from the script of Mel Mendoza-del Rosario.
Last year, eight film projects were selected but two of them eventually backed out. These were Ikaw na Nga of Star Cinema whose lead actress Kis Aquino begged off when her mother President Cory Aquino was hospitalized; and Nieves: The Engkanto Slayer, a Marian Rivera starrer of Regal Films and APT Productions whose director got sick.
Star Cinema fielded instead I Love You…Goodbye which eventually became the second top grosser with P94.3 million. There was no replacement for Nieves because of lack of time.
The other entries and their festival gross are as follows:
ANG PANDAY – starring Bong Revilla, Iza Calzado, Rhian Ramos, Geoff Eigenmann and Phillip Salvador, directed by Mac Alejandre and Rico Gutierrez for GMA Films and Imus Productions. P99.4 million
ANG DARLING KONG ASWANG – starring Vic Sotto and Cristine Reyes, directed by Tony Y. Reyes for Octo Arts and M-Zet Productions. P89.6 million
SHAKE, RATTLE & ROLL XI – a horror film trilogy produced by Regal Films. P77.6 million
MANO PO 6: MY MOTHER – starring Sharon Cuneta, directed by Joel Lamangan for Regal Entertainment Inc. P42 million
NOBODY, NOBODY BUT JUAN – starring Dolphy and Willie Revillame, directed by Eric Quizon for RVQ Productions. P31.9 million
WAPAKMAN – starring Manny Pacquiao, directed by Toppel Lee and produced by Solar Films. P2.6 million