What movies are participating in this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival
Eight local films will be competing in this year’s edition of the Metro Manila Film Festival.
These films are: Deleter, starring Nadine Lustre, McCoy De Leon, and Louise Delos Reyes; Family Matters, starring Noel Trinidad, Liza Lorena, Noni Buencamino, Mylene Dizon and Agot Isidro; Mamasapano: Now It Can Be Told, led by Edu Manzano, JC De Vera, and Aljur Abrenica; My Father, Myself, with Jake Cuenca, Dimples Romana, Sean de Guzman;
Labyu With an Accent, starring Coco Martin and Jodi Sta. Maria; Nanahimik ang Gabi, with Ian Veneracion and Heaven Peralejo; Partners in Crime, with Vice Ganda and Ivana Alawi; and, My Teacher, starring Toni Gonzaga and Joey De Leon.
Deleter is a horror flick helmed by director Mikhail Red, and is about an online content moderator who screens or deletes graphic content on social media.
Family Matters by director Nuel Naval is a heart-wrenching drama about a pair of aging parents coming to grips with the state of their familial relationships in the twilight of their lives.
Mamasapano, directed by Lawrence Fajardo, is an action-drama film set in the January 2015 clash between the so-called SAF 44 of the Philippine National Police, and Muslim rebels who have infested the area.
The story of My Father, Myself, directed by Joel Lamangan, revolves around father who adopted his deceased lover’s son, who then impregnated his stepsister.
Labyu With an Accent is a romantic comedy co-directed by Coco Martin and Malu Sevilla, which focuses on an unlikely love blossoming between a brokenhearted businesswoman and a male escort who offered to become her “jowa” in front of her family.
Directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina, Partners in Crime tells about an ex-couple who were forced by circumstances to work together after they were implicated in a crime.
My Teacher follows a teacher who was unjustly dismissed from a school abroad and had to accept a job offer to teach in her home town.
Meanwhile, Nanahimik ang Gabi is a suspense-thriller love story that deals with infidelity.
Following the theme “Balik Saya ang MMFF 2022,” the awards night of the 48th Metro Manila Film Festival will be held on Dec. 27. EDV