Watch the trailers for this year's MMFF entries

We've never been more excited!

(SPOT.ph) This year's Metro Manila Film Festival has been the talk of the town since they unveiled their annual Magic 8 list of entries. Noticeably absent were films from Vic Sotto, Vice Ganda, and Mother Lily Monteverde, who weren't entirely happy with the final results. Meanwhile, many others praised the festival's decision to put the spotlight on indie films.

 

MMFF 2016 is already shaping up to be one of—if not the most—interesting festival so far. Gear up with the full trailers of this year's entries.

 

 

Kabisera

Directed by: Real Florido and Boy San Agustin

Cast: Nora Aunor, Ricky Davao, Ces Quesada, JC de Vera, Jason Abalos, and Victor Neri

The film revolves around a seemingly perfect family led by Nora Aunor's character. She struggles to keep her family together when her husband's dark and murderous past is revealed.

 

 

Seklusyon

Directed by: Erik Matti

Cast: Rhed Bustamante, Phoebe Walker, Elora Espano, Neil Ryan Sese, and Ronnie Alonte

Set in the '40s, Ronnie Alonte plays a young deacon who, along with others, are sent to a secluded sanctuary seven days before they are ordained as priests. Little do they know that this would be the last time the church will uphold the tradition.

 

 

Saving Sally

Directed by: Avid Liongoren

Cast: Rhian Ramos, Enzo Marcos, and TJ Trinidad

Looking for something for kids and kids-at-heart? This gorgeously (and partly) animated film zeroes in on the sweet and epic love story between Marty, an aspiring comic book artist, and his best friend, Sally, a gifted gadget inventor. 

 

 

Die Beautiful

Directed by: Jun Robles Lana

Cast: Paolo Ballesteros, Luis Alandy, Gladys Reyes, Albie Casino, and Inah de Belen

This award-winning comedy-drama stars Paolo Ballesteros as Trisha, a transgender woman who competes in beauty contests. Her only wish before she passes away? To die beautiful. The film was screened at the Tokyo International Film Festival, where Ballesteros won for his performance.

 

 

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

Eugene Domingo, Kean Cipriano, and Cai Cortez reprise their roles in this much-awaited sequel to the 2011 film. Based on the trailer, it's looking to up the craziness, star power, and laughs.

 

Sunday Beauty Queen

Directed by: Baby Ruth Villarama

Cast: Hazel Perdid, Maylyn Jacobo, and Cherry Bretania

This heartwarming film tackles the stereotypes of OFWs in Hong Kong through the eyes of Cherry, who joins beauty pageants in her spare time.

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Vince & Kath & James

Directed by: Ted Boborol

Cast: Julia Barretto, Joshua Garcia, and Ronnie Alonte

Star Cinema's teen romance is an adaptation of an online viral series that tells the story of a love triangle with a "modern twist."

 

 

Oro

Directed by: Alvin Yapan

Cast: Joem Bascom, Irma Adlawan, and Mercedes Cabral

Oro is a crime thriller about Ethan (Joem Bascon), a small-scale gold miner whose relationship with Linda (Mercedes Cabral) is filled with secrets. Meanwhile, the life of the local mining community is disrupted with the arrival of an armed group masquerading as environmentalists.

 

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