#ToFarmFilmFestival2017 Reviews: High Tide, Instalado, What Home Feels Like

Started July 12 at SM Megamall, SM Manila, Gateway Cineplex, Robinsons Galleria and Greenbelt 1, the ToFarm Film Festival 2017 aims to uplift the farmers as well as its professional development. It is most worthy and significant since this is the only film festival that showcases the lives, journeys, aspirations, trials and tribulations – failures and …

“What Home Feels Like” is Close to the Heart of First Time Director Joseph Abello

An OFW story is not new to Philippine cinema, but there’ll always be something in it that the Filipino audience will come to see. Joseph Abello’s first film What Home Feels Like will take us to the intimate life of Antonio (Bembol Roco), who goes home from his work as a seaman and stays with his …

ToFarm 2016 Best Actor Bembol Roco Returns in Heartbreaking Family Drama “What Home Feels Like”

ToFarm Film Festival 2016 Best Actor Bembol Roco returns in a new entry this year titled What Home Feels Like. And it looks like he’s going to go home with another Best Actor award for his portrayal of an OFW father who is forced to stay with his family after his company terminated his employment. Watch …

#MMFF2016: Irma Adlawan’s “Kapitana” Role in Alvin Yapan’s “Oro”

ORO is about the lives of simple folk caught between the crossfire of Kapitana (Idlawan) accused of political patronage, and Patrol Kalikasan using the environment as a front for their own political and economic interests on the small mining community.  As the provincial government and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) fight over …

#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: 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 …