The 40th edition of the annual Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) will run from December 25, 2014 until January 8, 2015. During the festival, no foreign films are shown in Philippine theaters in order to showcase locally produced films. The eight official MMFF 2014 entries are as follows:
Bonifacio, Ang Unang Pangulo
A historical drama about the life of revolutionary leader Andres Bonifacio.
Cast: Robin Padilla, Vina Morales, Daniel Padilla, Eddie Garcia, Jasmine Curtis-Smith
Director: Enzo Williams
Produced by: Philippians Productions & Events, Inc.
English Only Please
A romantic comedy about an English-speaking balik-bayan who falls in love with his Tagalog tutor.
Cast: Jennylyn Mercado, Derek Ramsay
Director: Dan Villegas
Produced by: Quantum Films, MJM Productions, Uno Productions
Feng Shui 2
A sequel to the hit 2004 horror film about a cursed “bagua.” Kris Aquino reprises her role as Joy Ramirez who tries to help Lester (Coco Martin), the new owner of the bagua, and herself from the deadly curse of Lotus Feet.
Cast: Kris Aquino, Coco Martin, Cherry Pie Picache, Carmi Martin, Ian Veneracion
Director: Chito Roño
Produced by: ABS CBN Film Production, Inc., Kris Aquino Production Inc.
Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles 2
A sequel to the 2012 action-horror film about aswang, a Philippine supernatural creature.
Cast: Dingdong Dantes, Isabelle Daza, Hannah Ledesma
Director: Erik Matti
Produced by: Reality Enterprises, Inc., Agostodos Productions,
Magnum Muslim .357
A remake of the 1986 action flick starring Fernando Poe, Jr.
Cast: ER Ejercito, Sam Pinto
Director: Jun Posadas
Produced by: Scenema Concept International, Inc.
My Big Bossing’s Adventure
Comedian Vic Sotto and child star Ryzza Mae Dizon reunite in this 3-episode comedy film.
Cast: Ryzza Mae Dizon, Vic Sotto, Marian Rivera, Manilyn Reynes, Nikki Gil, Pauleen Luna, Wally Bayola, Jose Manalo, Paolo Ballesteros
Directors: Joyce Bernal, Marlon Rivera, Tony Reyes
Produced by: Octo Arts, Mzet Films, Apt Enterprises, Inc.
The Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin 2
The sequel to the one of the highest-grossing films in the Philippines of all time, The Unkabogable Praybeyt Benjamin. Vice Ganda reprises his role as a gay soldier with a big heart.
Cast: Vice Ganda, Richard Yap, Roderick Paulate, James “Bimby” Aquino-Yap, Alex Gonzaga, Karla Estrada, Negi
Director: Wenn V. Deramas
Produced by: ABS CBN Film Production, Inc., Viva Entertainment Inc.
Shake Rattle and Roll 15
The 15th edition of the MMFF fixture, Shake, Rattle and Roll horror anthology films.
Cast: Dennis Trillo, Carla Abellana, Matteo Guidicelli, JC De Vera, Erich Gonzales, Lovi Poe
Directors: Jerrold Tarog, Dondon Santos, Perci Intalan
Produced by: Regal Entertainment, Inc.