The Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2020 entries can be watched online exclusively on UPSTREAM.ph this coming December 25, 2020 (Friday).
10 Official Entries of MMFF 2020
Here are the following official entries for this year’s MMFF. Check out the trailers:
Directed by: Adolfo Alix, Jr.
It is Salve’s dream for her children to live happily after working hard to raise them alone. Now in her daughter Sally’s wedding, she feels she has accomplished that seeing her children giving tribute to her. Unknown to her, a big surprise awaits when they arrived home. An unconscious man is in their gate. Salve is quite familiar who the man is. She can never forget him – he is the man who left him years ago for another woman – her husband Benny. And to the shock of her children, Salve accepts Benny and even helps him get well.
Now that Benny has come back, it will open a Pandora’s box of emotions and secrets that will test the relationship of the whole Librada family as each of them also are wrestling problems of their own: Neb is still missing after his ship was ransacked by pirates abroad; Yuri is having a relationship with a married woman; and even Sally tries to hide that she is in an abusive relationship. What is the real reason why Salve is doing all of this? What follows is an emotional ride of situations that will attest to the real strength of every Filipino family and proves that in time of test, family is best.
Directed by: Antoinette Jadaone
A high school fan girl’s obsession with huge celebrity Paulo Avelino – 1⁄2 of the country’s most popular love team – leads her to hide at the back of his pick-up truck and follow him home. She ends up in an unfamiliar house in an unfamiliar place with an unfamiliar Paulo Avelino, the idol she thought she knew from head to foot, heart and soul. They say, never meet your heroes, and she finds out exactly why.
Isa Pang Bahaghari
Directed by: Joel C. Lamangan
A former seaman long presumed dead returns to the Philippines and tries to reconnect with his wife and three children with the help of his gay best friend.
Directed by: Christian Acuna
On Christmas eve, four lonely kids are chosen to save Magikland, a fantastic and magical world where all the world’s toys and games come from.
Directed by: Topel Lee
Determined to save the world from the evil plans of a powerful “engkanto” who has the magical black bandana, Mang Kepweng, together with his friends, embarks on an exciting adventure to complete the magic ingredients needed to revive the powers of his magical red bandana to defeat the enemy.
Directed by: Al Tantay
Four married men living in a condominium often go out with women who are not their wives. Their wives try to catch them redhanded but often rather fail as they think of ingenious ways to hide their cheating.
In the end all took a toll to them as their lives were put in danger that they needed their wives to save them.
Suarez: The Healing Priest
Directed by: Joven Tan
When Fernando was given the gift of healing at 16, he hid it for many years until he became a priest only to find himself in scandals and squabbes with the catholic church. Unfazed, he challenged head on but pauses when faced with the question — what if the gift is taken away from him? Based on the true to life story of Fernando Suarez.
Directed by: McArthur C. Alejandre
In a world where people wander all over the globe for survival and no home can any longer be called home, three rootless lonely souls try to connect.
Allan is a rich businessman who hides his empty life by being successful.
Tanya is the product of rape by a Chinese with a Filipino domestic helper.
Agnes is the ex-wife of Allan. She has struggled to make something out of herself in New York after leaving an oppressive relationship with Allan five years ago.
Soon their paths cross in New York. And there is a reckoning on how far one can hide the guilt of the past, and how far one can wear a mask to hide the pains of the present in the jungles of diaspora.
The Boys Foretold by the Stars
Directed by: Dolly Dulu
The Boy Foretold By The Stars is a romantic comedy movie about two senior high school boys, who thru help of a fortune-teller, find each other at an optional school retreat called Journey with the Lord.
Directed by: Easy Ferrer
In the pursuit of a contractual work in Japan, Iris became the victim of a curse that haunted her engagement as an architect of an over 100 year old house.
How to get a ticket for MMFF 2020?
Here is how you can buy online tickets for MMFF 2020.
For more details, check the official website of UPSTREAM.ph.
Furthermore, the MMFF Parade of Stars will be on December 23, 2020 (Wednesday) at 1:00 PM while the MMFF Gabi ng Parangal is set on December 27, 2020 (Saturday) at 7:00 PM. These will be streamed live on the Official Facebook page of MMFF.