Saturday, November 29, 2014

MMFF New Wave 2014 Films | December 17-24, 2014

On its 40th and Ruby Anniversary, the Metro Manila Film Fest (MMFF) will showcase the outstanding film creations in four categories: Full Feature, Student Shorts, Animation & Cinephone.

The five full-length entries are Ato Bautista's Gemini; Zig Dulay's M. (Mother's Maiden Name); Jason Paul Laxamana's Magkakabaung (The Coffin Maker); Arlyn Dela Cruz's Maratabat (Pride and Honor), and Diane Ventura's Mulat (Awaken)

The full-length independently produced films will be screened from December 17 to 24, 2014 at SM Megamall and Glorietta 4 cinemas.

Directed by Ato Bautista
Rating: R-16
Cast: Sheena McBride, Brigitte McBride, Mon Confiado, Lance Raymundo, Alvin Anson, Sarah Gaugler

SYNOPSIS: Julia, a psychiatric patient is tormented by her demons. Stricken by guilt and fear, she seeks the help of Manuel, a mysterious police detective, to save her from Judith, her estranged evil twin sister who wants her dead. As Julia and Manuel track Judith down and solve the crime that the twins committed years back, the film spirals down to a mind boggling ride as the truth of Julia's nightmarish dark past unravels.

Gemini Trailer

Directed by Jason Paul Laxamana
Rating: PG
Cast: Allen Dizon, Gladys Reyes, Chanel Latorre

SYNOPSIS: A neglectful father haunted by a mixture of guilt and remorse over the death of his eight-year-old daughter. 

 Magkakabaung Trailer

Directed by Zig Dulay
Rating: PG
Cast: Zsa Zsa Padilla, Nico Antonio, Gloria Sevilla, Sue Prado, Dennis Padilla

SYNOPSIS: Madam Bella has pancreatic cancer, stage 4 and it's "treatable but not curable". She asks her son, Joven, who is outwardly detached, to be with her throughout the medication. In the midst of chemotherapy sessions, Joven begins to realize the reasons behind his mother’s behavior and disposition. Despite being a stern owner of Monteclaro Law Firm and a strict mother, Bella is a woman of courage, fighting not just for herself but more so, for her son.

As Joven understands his mother’s personality, he finds his own identity. And as they shape individuality, we get a glimpse of the image of the ailing health care system in and outside the hospital.

M. Trailer

Directed by Arlyn Dela Cruz
Rating: R-16
Cast: Ping Medina, Chanel Latorre, Elizabeth Oropesa

SYNOPSIS: A political drama depicting the bloody clan wars in Mindanao. Some kill for pride. Some live for honor.

Maratabat Trailer

Directed by Diane Ventura
Rating: PG
Cast: Jake Cuenca, Loren Burgos, Ryan Eigenmann

SYNOPSIS: About a young man who falls in love with a mysterious woman with a “strange mental affliction.”

Mulat Trailer


1. SIYANAWA by Gio Franco Alpuente (Southern Luzon State University)
2. BIMYANA by Kim Zuniga (De La Salle-College of St. Benilde)
3. SOLTERA by Michelle Soriano (De La Salle-Lipa)
4. KALAW by Immy Rempis (Asia Pacific Film Institute)
5. KUBLI by Regine Ynieto (Far Eastern University)


Schedule: Glorietta 4 Cinema 1

Schedule: Megamall Cinema 12

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