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The 2011 Metro Manila Film Festival

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A blog about Manila is not complete without posting the fabulous Metro Manila Film Festival which is on it’s 37th year now. 

A few years back a good friend neighbor used to drag us to Roxas Boulevard to watch the Parade of Stars.  I’m not much of a showbiz person but I support anything that promote the Filipino talents, and I have always been amazed on how the floats of each participating movie is exhibited.  It is a great experience seeing how the float designs improved each year both in artistry and technology. This year I am lucky to catch some floats being set-up just before they are lined-up for the Parade of the Stars.

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finishing touches for "Ang Panday 2" float
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more flowers for "My House Husband" float

Here are the film entries for this year’s MMFF:
Panday

Ang Panday 2
Cast: Ramon “Bong” Revilla, Marian Rivera, Iza Calzado, Rhian Ramos, Philip Salvador, Eddie Garcia
Genre: Fantasy/Action /Adventure
Producer: GMA Films
Director: Mac Alejandre
Writer: RJ Nueva
 
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Enteng ng Ina Mo
Cast: Vic Sotto, Ai Ai delas Alas, Eugene Domingo, Bing Loyzaga, Aiza Seguerra, Amy Perez, Oyo Sotto, Jose Manalo
Genre: Fantasy/Action /Adventure
Producer: Star Cinema/M-Zet Films/APT Entertainment/Octo Arts Films
Director: Tony Reyes
Writer: RJ Nueva

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Manila Kingpin : The Asiong Salonga Story
Cast: George Estregan Jr., Carla Abellana, Valerie Concepcion, Philip Salvador, Baron Geisler, Ping Medina
Genre: Action
Producer: Viva Communicatons, Inc. / Scenema Concept Int’l.
Director: Tikoy Aquiluz
Writer: Roy Iglesias and Rey Ventura

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My HouseHusband (Ikaw Na!)
Cast: Judy Ann Santos, Ryan Agoncillo, Eugene Domingo
Genre: Comedy / Action
Producer: Octo Arts Films
Director: Jose Javier Reyes
Writer: Jose Javier Reyes, Mel del Rosario
 
Segunda Mana
Segunda Mano
Cast: Kris Aquino, Dingdong Dantes, Angelica Panganiban
Genre : Horror
Producer: Star Cinema/MJM Production/Agosto Dos Pixtures
Director: Joyce Bernal
Writer: Joel Mercado


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 Shake Rattle & Roll 13
Cast :
“Rain, Rain Go Away”: Eugene Domingo, Jay Manalo, Edgar Allan Guzman, Boots Anson Roa
“Tamawo”: Zanjoe Marudo, Maricar Reyes, Bugoy Cariño, Celia Rodriguez and introducing Ervic Vijandre
“Parola”: Kathryn Bernardo, Louise de los Reyes, Sam Concepcion, Hiro Magalona, Dimples Romana, Ina Raymundo, Ara Mina
Genre : Horror
Producer : Regal Entertainment Inc./Regal Multimedia, Inc.
Director : Chris Martinez, Jerrold Tarog, Richard Somes

YTT-375Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
Cast : Maricel Soriano, Gabby Concepcion, Ronaldo Valdez, Agot Isidro, Jericho Rosales, Lovi Poe, Dennis Trillo, Carla Abellana, Paulo Avelino, Solenn Heussaff, Eula Caballero.
Genre : Drama
Producer : Regal Erntertainment, Inc.
Director /Writer : Jun Lana

These movies will be shown in Philippine theaters starting December 25, 2011 and will have a two week run.  During this period not a single foreign film can be shown in any movie house in the country.  The culmination of the 37th MMFF event is during the awards night dubbed as “Gabi ng Parangal” on December 28, 2011 at the Resorts World Performing Arts Theaters.

Here are some more photos on my MMFF 2011 adventures
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