SM Cin­ema to screen MMFF 2018 films

Palawan Daily News - - Front Page - By Rus­sell Fer­nan­dez

It has come to that time of the year when Filipino fam­i­lies will gather at movie the­aters to sup­port the Metro Manila Film Fes­ti­val and watch their movie of choice with their loved ones. This year, eight films made it to the MMFF list of of­fi­cial en­tries to the pres­ti­gious film fes­ti­val.

Here’s a list of MMFF 2018 films that Puerto Prince­sans and Palaweños may watch at SM Cin­ema on Christ­mas Day:

Aurora

Directed by Yam Laranas, this mys­tery thriller stars Anne Cur­tis who plays the role of Leana, a woman liv­ing on a small is­land with her younger sis­ter. The film re­volves around Leana who is tasked to find miss­ing dead bod­ies from a pas­sen­ger ship that sunk nearby their town.

Fan­tas­tica

A fan­tasy-com­edy star­ring the phe­nom­e­nal unk­abo­gable Vice Ganda along with Bela Padilla, Ding­dong Dantes, and Richard Gu­tier­rez, Fan­tas­tica tells the story of a car­ni­val that is tar­geted by cor­po­rate ex­pan­sion. Vice Ganda and friends seems to pro­tect the car­ni­val, which ap­par­ently the key to open the por­tal to Fan­tas­tica, a fan­tasy realm with princes and princesses.

The Girl in the Or­ange Dress

This film nar­rates the story of Anna played by Jessy Men­di­ola who is a con­ser­va­tive girl who wakes up af­ter a night out to find her­self in a five-star ho­tel room with Rye played by Jeri­cho Ros­ales, the hottest celebrity in the coun­try. With no mem­ory of what hap­pened, Anna finds her­self spend­ing time with Rye as she avoids the me­dia and fans swarm­ing out­side.

Jack Em Popoy: The Pulis­cred­i­bles

Vic Sotto, Maine Men­doza, and Coco Martin star in this ac­tion com­edy film. It fol­lows the ad­ven­tures of three po­lice of­fi­cers, Jack (Martin), Em (Men­doza), and Popoy (Sotto) as they catch thieves and other bad guys. Ex­pect ac­tion film tropes like ex­plod­ing cars, shootouts, and hid­ing around con­tainer vans, along with Sotto’s sig­na­ture hu­mor.

Mary, Marry Me

Re­volv­ing around themes of sis­ter­hood and re­la­tion­ships, real-life sis­ters Toni Gon­zaga and Alex Gon­zaga star in their first film to­gether. It tells the story of two sis­ters both named Mary, who have al­ways been close to each other. Things be­tween them start to go awry when the younger Mary (Alex) de­cides to marry Peter (Sam Milby), Mary Jane’s (Toni) ex-boyfriend. MMFF 2018 films also in­clude Rain­bow Sun­set, Otlum, and One Great Love. For their screen­ing sched­ules, visit the Face­book Page of SM Cin­ema Puerto Princesa or book your tick­ets us­ing the SM Cin­ema App or at sm­cin­ema.com.

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