LOOK: Summer Metro Manila filmfest unveils eight official entries


The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority announced on Monday the eight official entries to be shown at the first-ever Summer Metro Manila Film Festival. 

A Hard Day

Director: Lawrence Fajardo

Production: Viva Communications, Inc. 

Lead Star: Dingdong Dantes

Genre: Action


Director: McArthur C. Alejandre

Production: Alternative Vision (AV) Cinema

Lead Stars: Alfred Vargas, Shaina Magdayao, Iza Calzado

Genre: Romance

Love The Way U Lie

Director: RC Delos Reyes

Production: Tincan, Ten17p and Viva Films

Lead Stars: Xian Lim and Alex Gonzaga

Genre: Romantic comedy and fantasy

Isa Pang Bahaghari

Director: Joel C. Lamangan

Production: Heaven’s Best Entertainment

Lead Stars: Philip Salvador and Nora Aunor

Genre: Family drama

The Missing

Director: Easy Ferrer

Production: Regal Entertainment, Inc.

Lead Stars: Joseph Marco and Ritz Azul

Genre: Horror 

Ngayon Kaya

Director: Prime Cruz

Production: T-Rex Entertainment Production, Inc. 

Lead Stars: Paulo Avelino, John James Uy, Alwyn Uytingco, Janine Gutierrez, Rio Locsin, Donna Cariaga

Genre: Romance

Coming Home

Director: Adolfo Alix, Jr.

Production: Maverick Films

Lead Stars: Jinggoy Estrada, Martin del Rosario, Edgar Allan Guzaman, Vin Abrenica, Sylvia Sanchez, Ara Arida, Shaira Diaz, Samantha Lopez

Genre: Family drama

Love or Money

Director: Mae Czarina Cruz-Alviar

Production: ABS-CBN Film Productions, Inc. 

Lead Stars: Coco Martin and Angelica Panganiban

Genre: Romantic comedy

MMFF chair Danilo Lim announced in December that there will be 2 festivals for 2020. The summer edition of the festival was proposed by Sen. Bong Go. (READ: 2 Metro Manila Film Festivals to be held in 2020)

It aims to help the local movie industry address the declining viewership of Filipino films brought about by the influx of foreign films, the MMDA said. 

The official entries will be in cinemas from April 11 to 21. 

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