#MMFF2016: Acting Takes Centerstage in Political Thriller Based on A True Story “Oro”

Acting pieces in a Metro Manila Film Festival entry hasn’t been highlighted as much as those who are breaking box-office gross even though they are critically slammed for being a cash cow. But still, after the awards night, winners which doesn’t even enter the top three of the box-office returns get to have the much-deserved …

#MMFF2016: The Animated World of Marty in Avid Liongoren’s “Saving Sally”

A bittersweet love story dipped in a glaze of sci-fi and fantasy. Starring Rhian Ramos, Enzo Marcos and TJ Trinidad and directed by Avid Liongoren, Saving Sally is an independent film that took 10 years to make due to budget and production issues. It’s part animation, part live-action, a rare feat in Philippine cinema that …

#MMFF2016: The Many Faces of Paolo Ballesteros in Jun Lana’s “Die Beautiful”

Known worldwide for his make-up transformation, actor and host Paolo Ballesteros is finally getting his starring role in a film directed by acclaimed filmmaker Jun Robles Lana, and won Best Actor at the Tokyo International Film Festival. The film also won Audience Choice Award in the same film festival. Trisha, a Filipino transgender woman, suddenly …

#MMFF2016: Irma Adlawan Stars in Alvin Yapan’s Crime Drama “Oro”

Selected as one of Metro Manila Film Festival’s official entry for 2016, “Oro” or Gold is a drama crime thriller based on true events about Elmer (Joem Bascon), a small-scale miner, who plans to finally establish a life of his own by asking for Linda’s (Mercedes Cabral) hand in marriage; separate from Kapitana (Irma Adlawan), his long-time employer-benefactor …

FDCP Celebrates Bonifacio Day With Special Screenings at Cinemathque Centres

On November 30, 2016 we celebrate Bonifacio Day in commemoration of the birth of one of our greatest national heroes and the Father of the Philippine Revolution, Andres Bonifacio. Bonifacio was one of the founders and the “Supremo” of the Katipunan, which led the Filipinos in a revolution against Spanish rule. In honor of our …

Alfred Vargas Stars in #Cinemalaya2017 Official Entry “Ang Guro Kong Di Marunong Magbasa”

“Ang Guro Kong Di Marunong Magbasa” is one of the ten (10) finalists for Cinemalaya 2017 full-length film competition written and directed by theater, television, and film actor Perry Escaño.      The lead actor is Alfred Vargas who plays a farmer who pretends to be a teacher in order to save the kids in …

Cinema One Originals Challenges Viewers Perspective in this Year’s Film Festival

Cinema One Originals has made a name for itself as the film festival that breaks new ground and opens eyes to new modes of cinema, new forms of narrative, and new perspectives of storytelling. On its twelfth year, Cinema One Originals celebrates this with its new tagline: Anong Tingin Mo? The literal translation of Anong …