Showing posts with label Metro Manila Film Festival. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Metro Manila Film Festival. Show all posts

Friday, December 8, 2023

From Fear to Horror to MMFF: Discovering the Secret of Mallari

12:15:00 AM

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” This famous quote from the writer-philosopher George Santayana is a fitting introduction to my story about this year's Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) entry from Mentorque Productions. What makes it even more interesting is that this film creates history in both the MMFF and the Philippine film industry. In essence, this film is a historical journey in every aspect of its MMFF entry.

The MMFF has become a part of Filipino culture during the yuletide season, offering a unique way for Filipinos to celebrate Christmas day—by enjoying the festival of Filipino films.

For those who are avid fans of the MMFF, it's noticeable that horror or suspense films have always been a staple in the film selections. There's something about horror films that Filipinos seem to enjoy watching during the Christmas season.

In 2023, Mentorque Productions presents a one-of-a-kind horror film titled 'Mallari,' inspired by the true story of Fr. Mallari, a parish priest in the 1800s who committed a shocking crime, killing 57 people. He was believed to be the first Filipino serial killer and, notably, the first Filipino priest to be executed.

Mallari Makes History

Mentorque Productions has indeed made history with its MMFF 2023 film entry, 'Mallari.' It marks the first Filipino movie distributed by Warner Brothers Pictures. To create a buzz about the film, Mentorque, in cooperation with Cleverminds Incorporated, organized the biggest and grandest media and fan conference last December 1 at The Music Hall of SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City. This event served as the kick-off for a month-long journey leading up to the December 25 release of MMFF 2023.


'Mallari' features the Philippines' ultimate heartthrob, Piolo Pascual, portraying Fr. Juan Severino Mallari, the first Filipino priest executed by the Spanish colonial government. Alongside Piolo, the movie boasts a talented cast that adds depth and intrigue to the story.

The media conference saw the presence of key figures, including John Bryan Diamante, President of Mentorque Productions; the main cast - Piolo Pascual, Janella Salvador, JC Santos, Gloria Diaz, and Ron Angeles; director - Roderick Cabrido; and writer - Enrico Santos.

Mallari: Partly Fiction and Partly True-to-Life

According to Director Roderick Cabrido and Writer Enrico Santos, 'Mallari' is a gripping blend of fiction and a true-to-life account inspired by the shocking story of Fr. Mallari. The film revolves around a Parish Priest in the 1800s who committed a heinous crime, becoming the first and only recorded Filipino serial killer, predating Jack The Ripper by more than 60 years.


Santos shared their experience of gathering recorded data about Fr. Mallari. Due to the scarcity of information, they even reached out to Madrid for additional details. As a result, the story was crafted to be partly fictional but set in a Filipino context.


Mallari Piques Warner Brothers Picture's Interest

Crafted and developed in 2018, this outstanding story and its production excellence caught the attention of Warner Brothers Pictures, leading to it being the film's distributor. 'Mallari' takes pride in its high-quality production and a team of exceptional caliber, promising to be the scariest movie this Christmas season during the MMFF 2023 run in cinemas nationwide.

Under the direction of Derick Cabrido, the film was shot in various historic locations in the Philippines, including a village built specifically for the project to recreate an authentic setting. Notably, it incorporates three timelines, blending retro horror with the immediate relatability of current terrors.


Mallari: A Film to Watch This December 25

With numerous entries in the 2023 MMFF, it will be interesting to watch them all. However, if there's a "first movie to watch," it undoubtedly should be 'Mallari.' If the trailer entices you, catching it on the big screen this coming December 25 would be a great choice.

For more information and updates, visit its Facebook page at and Instagram at @mentorqueproductions.

Friday, December 24, 2021

Kun Maupay Man It Panahon, A Timely and Relevant Film Entry for the MMFF

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Calamities happen and are uncertain, and this Kwento for today is about the tragedy that struck the Philippines, particularly the people of Leyte. This is an eye-opener for everyone!

With the recent news about the devastation brought by typhoon Odette hitting the headlines, the subject of the of Metro Manila Film Festival entry film Kun Maupay Man It Panahon (which opens in theaters nationwide on December 25) is as timely as ever. The globally recognized drama film starring Charo Santos, Daniel Padilla and newcomer Rans Rifol, tells of the aftermath of 2013 supertyphoon Yolanda. Kun Maupay Man It Panahon (English title: Whether the Weather is Fine) is inspired by director Carlo Francisco Manatad’s own experience of looking for his family in Tacloban because he could not reach them for days.

Carlo recalls what happened very vividly. “I tried to contact them but all reception and communication lines were damaged, and seeing the news then, one would think no one would survive the storm. Luckily, I was able to hitch in a plane carrying relief goods. I was the only passenger. When I arrived, my hometown was beyond recognition. All roads, structures, and any form of landmarks were gone. Mountains of dead bodies were scattered everywhere.”

After what seemed to be the longest day of his life, Carlo managed to find his loved ones—all 16 of them plus their family dog—alive and well. When the young filmmaker returned to Manila to resume work (he was doing film editing at that time), he could not shake off what he went through.

Those days in Tacloban have now led to an outstanding full-length feature (Carlo’s first) starring an acclaimed actress-producer, today’s most celebrated matinee idol, and a rising actress. All thanks to the persistence of Carlo and his collaborators, and the backing of 11 companies from five different countries. Kun Maupay Man It Panahon is truly an international movie as it is produced by Cinematografica (Philippines), planc (Philippines), House on Fire (France)| iWantTFC (Philippines), Globe Studios (Philippines), Black Sheep (Philippines), Quantum Films (Philippines), AAND Company (Singapore), KawanKawan Media (Indonesia), Weydemann Bros. (Germany), and CMB Films (Philippines).

The film had its world premiere at the 2021 Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland where it took home the Youth Jury Prize, and got raves at the Toronto International Film Festival. Canadian film critic Henry Tan of Universal Cinema hailed it for its two major feats: 1) using the dialect of Waray as the dialogue, and 2) bringing attention to how the Philippines responded to the aftermath of Yolanda. He wrote, “Carlo Francisco Manatad has done a great job in bringing awareness of this historical typhoon event in the Philippines. Whether the Weather is Fine… reminds the audience about the humanity in coming together to help the survivors move forward from a devastation.”

Kun Maupay Man It Panahon has traveled to 25 international film fests in a span of five months. During that time, it also won Special Mention by the Jury at the Guanajuato International Film Festival in Mexico and Best Director at the London East Asia Film Festival in the UK.

Carlo says, “Our team is thankful for the chance to bring our movie home as it tackles something we must live with. I feel it is important to discuss the reality of natural calamities in this generation we are in. A lot has been said about Filipino resilience especially in the wake of disasters--- both natural and otherwise---to the point that it has become cliché.

"Major typhoons have been happening more often so Odette's occurrence comes as no surprise... I think I speak on behalf of my co-filmmakers when I say that climate change and disaster preparedness are the more urgent issues. These should be addressed by everyone and not be 'masked' or neglected by the sentimentality of resilience."

Thursday, December 23, 2021

"Love at First Stream” on Christmas Day

9:04:00 AM


Celebrate Christmas this year with Star Cinema and kumu’s first ever collaboration movie “Love at First Stream,” an official entry to the 2021 Metro Manila Film Festival.

Topbilled by today’s rising stars Daniela Stranner, Anthony Jennings, Kaori Oinuma and Jeramiah Lisbo, “Love at First Stream” revolves around the new normal, where life is wildly digital. They are the Stream Team: the unstoppable dreamer Vilma (Daniela), the loyal lover boy Tupe (Anthony), the sweet girl-next-door Megumi (Kaori) and the bad boy heartthrob with a heart of gold Gino (Jeremiah).

Helmed by blockbuster director Cathy Garcia-Molina, the film showcases these young characters and how they experience romantic relationships, family and fight for their ambitions and dreams.

The film marks the first ever lead roles of Daniela, Anthony, Kaori and Jeremiah in a film after they were launched as artists of Star Cinema’s talent management arm, Rise Artists Studio, in 2019. Daniela first showcased her acting prowess in the ABS-CBN teleserye ‘Make it With You,’ opposite Anthony, who starred in Direk Cathy’s last project prior to this film, the digi-movie series ‘The House Arrest of Us.’ Kaori, a former housemate of ‘Pinoy Big Brother: Otso,’ has been in several television and digital series projects including the ‘Four Bad Boys and Me’ in 2020 and the phenomenal series ‘He’s Into Her’ early this year with Jeremiah, who’s also part of ‘Make it With You.’ Jeremiah also starred in the hit movie ‘Four Sisters Before The Wedding’ and recently topbilled an ‘MMK’ episode featuring the life story of ‘PBB’ ex-housemate Ralph Malibunas.

‘Love at First Stream’ also marks Direk Cathy’s first ever film to be part of the MMFF and her movie comeback after ‘Hello, Love, Goodbye’ in 2019. More blockbuster films under Direk Cathy’s helm include ‘Four Sisters and a Wedding,’ ‘The Hows of Us,’ ‘She's Dating The Gangster,’ and ‘My Ex and Whys.’

Since the announcement of ‘Love at First Stream’ in July, it has been an interactive and immersive project as search for other cast members and even singers to record the movie’s official soundtrack were done via kumu campaigns.

“We found a way to make kumu users part of [the movie],” said Paolo Pineda, kumu’s Chief Commercial Officer. “Not necessarily the big stars, but they can star in the movie, they can sing the song for the movie and a few more things. It’s all in the grand plan to make this a movie the Kumunity can be proud of.”

Joining the cast of ‘Love at First Stream’ are Agot Isidro, Hyubs Azarcon, Igiboy Flores, Melissa Gibbs, Pinky Amador, Almira Muhlach, RJ Ledesma, Gail Banawis and Vien King in their introductory roles, with the special participation of Tonton Gutierrez.

Nothing’s gonna stop us to DO MORE, DREAM MORE and LOVE MORE with ‘Love at First Stream.’ You may catch it in your favorite cinemas starting December 25 Christmas Day, following minimum health and safety protocols.
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Friday, December 18, 2020

Mang Kepweng: Ang Lihim Ng Bandanang Itim Takes Its Adventure This Christmas Day

6:54:00 PM


If you've missed the square mustache and the red polka dot bandana, well, don't worry because they are back. It is definitely going to be the most awesome comeback of the year which will happen this Christmas Day, December 25 in ‘Mang Kepweng: Ang Lihim ng Bandanang Itim,’ an official entry to the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2020. 

From the success of its prequel ‘Mang Kepweng Returns’ in 2017, Vhong Navarro as Mang Kepweng takes on a new journey and challenges as villain Maximus Tolonges (played by Joross Gamboa) uses the power of the black bandana he stole from the kingdom of Engkadia to sow terror all over the place. 

While only Mang Kepweng and his red polka dot bandana, the counterpart of the black bandana, can stop Maximus, the magic of the red polka dot bandana slowly diminishes due to his worsening attitude—he becomes boastful as he gets people’s attention because of his healing power. With the help of his new friends, Mang Kepweng finds the three ingredients that will bring back the power of his bandana but the journey becomes harder as they encounter the elements that try to stop them. 

Will it be too late to realize that having such great power should come with great responsibility and humility? Will Mang Kepweng still be able to save the kingdom of Engkadia and the people from Maximus? 

Directed by Topel Lee, ‘Mang Kepweng: Ang Lihim ng Bandanang Itim’ is a collaboration project between Cineko Productions and Star Cinema. 


Completing the cast of the Pinoy fantasy horror-comedy film are Fumiya Sankai, Yamyam Gucong, Lotlot de Leon, Margo Midwinter, Alora Sasam, Rubi Rubi, Chad Kinis, Petite, Caloy Alde, Nikko Natividad, Lou Veloso, Mariko Ledesma, Kaladkaren, Patricia Roxas, Ritz Azul, Ion Perez, Ryan Bang, Benjie Paras, Barbie Imperial, and Ms. Jaclyn Jose. 

It should be noted that ‘Mang Kepweng’ is a character that was popularized by the late comedian Chiquito in 1970’s to early 80’s. In previous interviews, Vhong expressed how proud he is to reprise the classic role. 

“Isang karangalan na bigyang-buhay muli ang isa sa mga pinakasikat na karakter na ginampanan ni Papang (Chiquito),” he stated. “Sobrang proud ko dito.” 

It’s time to unleash the ‘Mang Kepweng’ in every one of us this holiday season as ‘Mang Kepweng: Ang Lihim ng Bandanang Itim’ streams on beginning on December 25, Christmas Day. Using your GMovies account, tickets can be purchased as early as now on the site for only Php 250.00 each.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Mindanao, A Story of A Mother, of Love and Culture

1:29:00 PM

Mindanao is another movie created by one of the renowned director that portrays the reality of life and culture, Director Brillantes Ma Mendoza. As expected this new movie, that is part of the 2019 Metro Manila Film Festival, will definitely give you a glimpse of what is the culture of our fellow brothers and sisters in the south. It is also an eye-opener for every viewers that will watch or have watched this film, about the situation, the struggle, and the life everyone faces in Mindanao.

The movie Mindanao is starred by the Teleserye Queen, Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo and Allen Dizon and some casts that will definitely bring you to a different perspective about the people and culture we don't usually see. A life of a mother, a wife and an individual living in Mindanao.

Just recently, I was able to attend the advance screening of the movie Mindanao, missed the press conference but was able to get a crisp of what is the movie all about. It is really hard to tell about the story of film to give your idea about it without spoiling the movie, but we will try to provide views that viewers can pick up and ponder.

The reality of life most of the time hits really hard and seeing the film Mindanao breaks my heart into pieces. This is probably what Director Brillantes aims as he creates the film to let you know, feel and realize that this is happening and he wants us to see life as how he sees it through his films. It may be a film but it's sad to know that there are characters in real life that is like them, fighting and coping what life has given them.

The character of Judy Ann shows not only how she embraces life and struggle but how a malong is given many ways of uses she pictures life as it is, how we all face life in different angle.

Vice Ganda and Anne Curtis in a Hilarious Film 'The Mall The Merrier'

11:21:00 AM

It's another year to make the madlang people laugh. This is Vice Ganda's yearly devotion to fans and viewers. This year, under Star Cinema, Vice is bringing in hilarious antics from different comedians and she's rolling out the big gun, Anne Curtis, to make this year's film even more wackier than ever. Yes, Vice Ganda teams up with Anne Curtis in a family comedy film "The Mall, The Merrier".

Another plus, is the presence of Dimples Romana, still a villain but this time showcasing her funny side.

The Mall, The Merrier is about the rivalry of two sisters claiming ownership of a mall. Vice Ganda who plays Moira and Anne Curtis portrays Morisette, this is their first-time to co-star together. Then, their Tita Moody came and things get more complicated.

Soon, it becomes clear that Moody is looking to unearth a magical book for her evil plans, forcing the sisters to set aside their friction and team up against their common nemesis. The trailer also shows glimpses of fantasy elements, with headless mannequins, toy robots, and statues coming to life and joining a full-scale war inside the mall.

Watch our coverage of the press conference and some vids.

So, what will be the end of the film? Better watch it this Christmas Day, December 25.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

The Girl In The Orange Dress Colors The MMFF in Orange

12:45:00 AM
Orange is perhaps one of the colors that is very much warm in the eyes and appealling just like this movie entry for the Metro Manila Film Festival titled as "The Girl In The Orange Dress". A combination of two primary colors, the red and the yellow, that brings visibility, warmth, and happiness. Just as how Director Jay Abello described during the bloggers conference.

Of course every color always also does have its good and bad interpretation just like how Jericho Rosales and Jessy Mendiola explained about the perks and the negative side of being a celebeity. As how it was also portrayed in the movie The Girl In The Orange Dress celebrities experience the good and bad moments.

The brief of the movie 'The Girl In The Orange Dress' tells the story of a celebrity and a girl who tries to go out of the paparazzi scene to avoid stories of how a girl ends up in a hotel with a celebrity. 

Starring Jessy Mendiola and Jericho Rosales
With Ria Atayde, Hannah Ledesma, and Sheena Halili. Written and directed by Jay Abello
From Quantum Films, Star Cinema, and MJM Productions.

Watch how it ends up thus December 25 in cinemas.

Reasons Why Fantastica Is Fantastic

12:03:00 AM

What makes Fantastica fantastic? Well, there are few reasons why Fantastica, Star Cinema's entry to the Metro Manila Film Festival 2018, is fantastic to watch this December 25. Aside from being one of the comedy film entry, the movie is in store some great laughs watch out for. We all know that Vice Ganda does her movie only once a year and she dedicated that in the film festival. This is her way of giving joy, fun and laughter to her fans and to every one.

Reasons why Fantastica is fantastic? Well, let us first get the brief story of the movie.

Fantastica revolves around Bellat that is played by none other than Vice Ganda, who wants to rebuild their carnival called "Perya Wurtzback" to save it from bankruptcy. The perya also serves as their home - Bellat, her mother Fec, which is played by Jaclyn Jose, and her adopted brothers Daks (Ronnie, Pepe (Edward) and Junjun (Donny).

But because of debts, the family gets on verge of being evicted from their land by the family of Bellat's former best friend, Dong Nam, which is played by Dingdong Dantes, until an old friend, Prince Pryce portrayed by Richard Gutierrez, comes and offers a deal - to help him find the lost princesses of their magical land named "Fantastica".  The lost princesses are played by Rapunselya played by Loisa, Maulan which is portrayed by Maymay, and Ariella played by Kisses.

In their preparation for their return to "Fantastica," everyone realizes that the portal needs to be opened and it can be done by gathering ten thousand "palakhak" (clap+laughter), and the only way to do such is to re-launch "The Perfect Show" that "Perya Wurtzback" was once known for.

So the question is will they fulfill everything and save the once dubbed "the happiest place on Earth"?

It's fantastic because...
  • Vice Ganda only does a movie once a year. 
  • Vice Ganda is MMFF's trademark of happiness and joy. 
  • Two hunks from different networks, Richard Gutierrez and Dingdong Dantes joins Vice Ganda. 
  • Three of today's hottest love teams also joins in this fantastic movie, Donny and Kisses (DonKiss), Maymay and Edward (MayWard), and Loisa and Ronnie (LoiNie)
  • Vice Ganda's first time to have two leading men. 
So what do you think? Are these reasons enough to convince you to watch the movie on December 25?  If it is don't forget to watch "FANTASTICA" on Christmas Day.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Aurora Starts To Haunt This December 25

3:37:00 PM

One of the common Spanish and Filipino names, Aurora, which means 'dawn' is the subject of this Metro Manila Film Fest 2018 entry of Viva Films and Aliud Entertainment.

The only thing about it is that it is a mystery thriller movie that tells the story about the ship named Aurora that is wrecked into a rocky shore that lost a thousand passengers. Many of the dead bodies turn up along the shore of the tiny island near the shipwreck, but many are still missing, and their distressed families are in need of a place to stay in as the search continues. What's eerie about story is when the search has ended.

Anne Curtis plays Leana, owner of a rundown inn in the island and guardian to Rita, her 8-year-old sister, played by Phoebe Villamor. She is asked to help look for the cadavers in exchange for a large amount of money.. Leana is hesitant, but her fear is over come by her sympathy for the families and her sister's encouragement.

Helping her in the search are her ex-boyfriend Ricky, played by Marco Gumabao, and a boatman named Eddie, played by Alan Paulie.

Though they are willing to brave the strong waves and murky waters, the thing is that will they have that heart to face whatever awaits them?

This movie is a mystery thriller or much more of an elevated suspense which is directed by Yam Laranas, the highly acclaimed director of Sigaw (2004), which was turned into a Hollywood film entitled The Echo (2008), The Road, and Abomination. He also wrote the screenplay of "Aurora" with Gin de Mesa (All Souls' Night) and serves as one of the producers.

According to Anne this is her second horror movie and also her third movie for this year. the actress is once again praised for he dedication and determination to give all she's got in portraying her role. One of the scenes that Director Laranas revealed during the conference was "Anne had to be underwater for 30 seconds to 1 minute to shoot her scenes" but she refused to use the double that was provided for her.

Marco Gumabao says that working with Anne is a dream come true, describing her as "sobrang bait, sobrang humble, easy to talk to and approachable."

Aurora starts to haunt this December 25, 2018 in cinemas.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

One Great Love, Is There Any?, Get The Answer On December 25

5:03:00 PM

One great love? Is there any? A happy ending in love? No one can really tell if it is great ot not.

This holiday season Regal Entertainment, Inc. offers an inspiring love story and the official entry to the Metro Manila Film Festival 2018, One Great Love.

This movie One Great Love reminds of a book about living and loving unconditionally.

One Great Love is a dream-come-true movie project for Dennis Trillo and JC de Vera who both wanted to work with Kim Chiu. A collaboration of artists from two different TV networks - Dennis Trillo from GMA7 and Kim and JC who are both from the Kapamikya network.

Director Eric Quizon considers it a joy to be directing the three actors, Dennis, JC and Kim. According to him the three are genuine and professional actors.

"Chemistry between the actors of OGL came easy because they are all genuinely sincere actors. Walang mga arte and true to their crafy. And I can tell that they all love their work! Walang 'divaness' factor silang lahat. Usually, doon lang naman talaga lumalabas ang awkwardness, pag may mga feeling sa artista. I am so lucky that I worked with professional axtors," as per Direk Eric.

In the movie, Dennis, JC, and Kim take on roles that get entangled in a love triangle. Kim plays the character of Zyra Paez, a woman who believes that love will comolete her and will bring her joy. JC plays Carl Mauricio, who is Zyra's one great love. However, because of Carl's turbulent past, he unintentionally keeps hurting the woman he loves. Dennis plays the character of Ian Arcano, Zyra's dependable friend, who eventually falls in love with her. These three lives are intertwined in a story that reveals to us that like all human beings, we all seek for love, but everyone see it differently.

One Great Love introduces us a number of characters, to which at least we all can relate to any of them. This movie help us understand which one are we, are we the tyoe of person tgat is clingy or the type of person who would let go.

The film also stars Eric portraying Dante Paez, Zyra's loving father , who never got over his One Great Love, discovers that he deserves a second chance at love. Nino Dolino as Annie Paez , Dante's second wife, who is a firm believer that One Great Love exists. Miles Ocampo is Jemi Paez, sister of Zyra and who is mature for her age. She is a practical thinker, who challenges Zyra's view about love. Marlo Mortel is Bryan Gomez, a loving free-spirited guy who falls in love with Jemi.

ONE GREAT LOVE opens in cinemas on December 25th, Christmas Day, an official entry to the 2018 Metro Manila Film Festival.

For more updates, follow Regal Entertainment Inc on Facebook and Youtube, @RegalFilms on Twitter, @RegalFilms50 on Instagram.

Monday, October 15, 2018

One Great Love, One Great Movie For Movie Fanatics

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How great is your love? Well, we all want that great one in our life and we're all wishing to have it at the right time. A great love in this lifetime with whom we hope to spend the rest of our lives with.

But are we willing to make the sacrifices and go through all the pain to attain it and keep it?

Is our One Great Love provided by destiny or do we get to choose?

This is the premise of the upcoming movie One Great Love, produced by Regal Entertainment, Inc. and an official entry to the upcoming 2018 Metro Manila Film Festival.

Every year, Regal Entertainment, Inc., creates an entry/entries to the annual film festival to adhere to its commitment in bringing quality entertainment for moviegoers.

This Christmas, the film production outfit is bringing together a stellar cast from two major TV networks to breathe life to one great movie, entitled One Great Love.

Top-billed by celebrity A-listers Dennis Trillo, JC de Vera, and Kim Chiu, the romance drama film, a hugot - bangon film that tackles a subject that everybody is highly familiar with and which we can all relate to: love and relationships.

The story tackles about love, which remains to be one of the greatest mysteries up to this day. Falling in love with someone is one thing, but staying in love with that person is another story. Kim shows a different side of her in this movie. Mainly known for tackling romantic-comedy roles in movies, Kim goes out of her comfort zone and portrays another mature character. The bubbly bungisngis Kim Chiu will not be seen in Zyra, her character in the movie. She is expected to have love scenes in this film.

ABS-CBN premier artist Kim Chiu portrays the role of Zyra Paez, a woman fortunate enough to know and be with her one great love.

JC portrays the role of Carl Mauricio. Carl’s turbulent past has left a scarred, and in the process, keeps hurting the woman who did nothing but love him over anything else.

Kapuso dramatic actor Dennis is Dr. Ian Arcano, a heart doctor who firmly believes in the sanctity of family and keeping it that way. Ian is a dependable friend to Zyra, but then eventually falls in love with her.

The lives of Zyra, Carl, and Ian are intertwined with one another in a story that reveals to us that like every human being, we all seek for love, but our views about it differ. "Magagaling lahat dito umarte. Baka makakuha sila ng awards. Totoong magagaling. Maganda ang pelikula para sa pasko. One Great Movie to watch out for," says matriarch Mother Lily Monteverde.

The movie helps us understand ourselves through the characters: are you the type to cling to someone you love no matter what or are you willing to let it go for someone you love?

The film also stars Eric Quizon portraying Dante Paez, Zyra’s loving father, who never got over of his One Great Love, discovers that he deserves a second chance at love. Nina Dolino as Annie Paez, Dante’s second wife, who is a firm believer that One Great Love exists.

Miles Ocampo is Jemi Paez, sister of Zyra and who is mature for her age. She is a practical thinker, who challenges Zyra’s view about love.

Marlo Mortel is Bryan Gomez, a loving free-spirited guy who falls in love with Jemi.

Directed by Eric Quizon, One Great Love opens in cinemas on December 25. For more updates, follow Regal Entertainment Inc on Facebook and Youtube, @RegalFilms on Twitter, @RegalFilms50 on Instagram.


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