Indie films dominate this year's MMFF entries
Not a Vic Sotto or Vice Ganda in sight!
(SPOT.ph) After a massive controversy that led to a congressional hearing and later, major changes in the mechanics, the Metro Manila Film Festival is back with eight official entries. Here's what we know so far about the eight films:
Directed by: Real Florido and Boy San Agustin
Cast: Nora Aunor, Ricky Davao, Ces Quesada, JC de Vera, Jason Abalos, and Victor Neri
Ang Babae sa Septic Tank 2: Forever is Not Enough
Directed by: Marlon N. Rivera
Cast: Eugene Domingo, Jericho Rosales, Kean Cipriano, Cai Cortez, and Joel Torre
Directed by: Jun Robles Lana
Cast: Paolo Ballesteros, Luis Alandy, Gladys Reyes, Albie Casino, and Inah de Belen
Directed by: Avid Liongoren
Cast: Rhian Ramos, Enzo Marcos, and TJ Trinidad
Directed by: Alvin Yapan
Cast: Joem Bascom, Irma Adlawan, and Mercedes Cabral
Directed by: Erik Matti
Cast: Rhed Bustamante, Phoebe Walker, Elora Espano, Neil Ryan Sese, and Ronnie Alonte
Sunday Beauty Queen
Directed by: Baby Ruth Villarama
Cast: Hazel Perdid, Maylyn Jacobo, and Cherry Bretania
Vince & Kath & James
Directed by: Ted Boborol
Cast: Julia Barretto, Joshua Garcia, and Ronnie Alonte
The MMFF will run from December 25, 2016 to January 7, 2017. Some of the criteria used for selecting the eight films include: 40% Story, Audience Appeal, and Overall Impact and 40% Cinematic Attributes and Technical Excellence.
Some notable MMFF snubs include Vice Ganda's Super Parental Guardians, Vic Sotto's Enteng Kabisote 10 and the Abangers, and the seventh Mano Po installment.