Almost all nine entries in the forthcoming 2006 Metropolitan Manila Film Festival (Philippines) are now in the final post-production post of work. Trailers and teasers are now being shown in theaters and television.
With the withdrawal of Short Time of Virgin Films, the nine official entries include the following:
– CM Films’ Ligalig, formerly titled Batang Maynila (action) starring Cesar Montano, Sunshine Cruz, Celia Rodriguez and Johnny Delgado and directed by Cesar Montano.
–Canary Films’ Matakot ka sa Karma, formerly titled Pagkagat ng Dilim (horror) starring Gretchen Barretto, Rica Peralejo, Angelika Panganiban and Derek Ramsey and directed By Joey Javier Reyes.
–OctoArts Films’ Enteng Kabisote 3 (fantasy/adventure) starring Vic Sotto and Kristine Hermosa and directed by Tony Reyes.
–Violett Films and MTL Films’ Tatlong Baraha (fantasy adventure) starring Lito Lapid, Mark Lapid, Maynard Lapid, Monsour del Rosario, Bearwin Mewly, Phoemela Baranda, Jackie Rice and Girlie Sevilla and directed by Toto Natividad.
–ABS-CBN Films’ Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo (romantic comedy) starring Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo and directed by Joey Javier Reyes.
–Regal Entertainment Inc.’s Shake, Rattle & Roll 8 (horror) 13th Floor starring Keanna Reeves, Bearwin Meily, Roxanne Guinoo and Josweph Bitangkol/ Ang Yaya starring Shryl Cruz, Izza Calzado and TJ Trinidad/LRT-2 starring IC Mendoza, Basty Alcanses and Segio Garcia and directed by Mike Tuvierra, Toppel Lee and Rhyan Carlos.
–Regal Entertainment Inc.’s Mano Po 5: Gua Ai Di (drama) starring Lorna Tolentino, Richard Gutierrez, Angel Locsin, Gina Alajar and Joyce So and directed by Joel Lamangan.
–Regal Entertainment Inc.’s Zsa-Zsa Zaturnah (fantasy-adventure) starring Zsa Zsa Padilla, Pops Fernandez. Alfred Vargas and Rustom Padilla and directed by Joel Lamangan.
–MAQ Productions’s Super Noypi starring Mark Herras, Jennelyn Mercado John Pratts, Polo Ravales, Sandara Park and Katrina Halili and directed by
Meanwhile, four filmfest parades will be held for this year’s celebration. The parade will be held in baguio on December 14, in San Fernando, Pampanga on Dec. 14, Lucena in Dec. 20 and the grand parade in Manila on Dec. 24.