Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino Kicks Off

Wednesday, August 16, is a day to remember for local film buffs and moviegoers. Yesterday marked the start of the Film Development Council of the Philippines’ (FDCP) week-long tribute to Filipino cinema, Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino. For one week, no international films will be shown in partner cinemas. All the films in the festival were chosen for displaying high quality and unique storytelling with a bit of Filipino touch.

If you strongly and passionately supported the 2016 Metro Manila Film Festival, you should also support PPP. This festival can, hopefully, start the meaningful journey to encouraging the public to support well-made Filipino films. Likewise, it can be a good venue for showcasing the world-class talents of our filmmakers and actors.

I have a copy of the complete screening schedule for all the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino movies. But first off, allow me to highlight the movies we should all be watching this week. All descriptions are from the films’ official summaries.

Salvage

GENRE: Horror

RUNNING TIME: 92 mins.

ACTORS: Jessie Mendiola, JC De Vera, Joel Saracho, Karl Medina, Barbie Capacio

DIRECTOR: Sherad Sanchez

PRODUCER: CPI/ Cinema One

SUMMARY: A news crew is designated an unwanted assignment of covering news in rebel-ridden Mindanao where there have been rumors of Aswang killings. Following a lead that brings them into the remote barrio where the serial deaths began, a group of armed men in military uniform attempts to abduct the cynical team. And as they escape toward the forest, they go through a macabre journey where they encounter the convoluted surrealities of what it means to be salvaged.

Patay Na Si Hesus

GENRE: Comedy/Satire

RUNNING TIME: 90 mins

ACTORS: Jacklyn Jose, Melde Montanez, Chai Fonacier, Sheenly Gener, Vincent Viado, Olive Nieto, Mailes Angelina Kanapi

DIRECTOR: Victor Villanueva

PRODUCER: T-Rex Entertainment Production

SUMMARY: When Iyay (Jaclyn Jose, Cannes 2016 Best Actress) learns that Hesus, her estranged husband, has died, she gathers her children and tells them that they are going on a trip – an inter-island road trip smack in the middle of the Philippines, to be exact. No ifs or buts about it: they are attending their father’s funeral. Her children – Hubert, who has Down Syndrome; Jude, a lovesick trans man; and Jay, who is living the bum life – join her with varying degrees of reluctance as she drives them in her extra-mini mini-van.

Ang Manananggal Sa Uni 23B

GENRE: Dark Romance

RUNNING TIME: 1:22:00

ACTORS: Ryza Cenon, Martin Del Rosario, Vangie Labalan

DIRECTOR: Prime Cruz

PRODUCER: The IdeaFirst Company

SUMMARY: Jewel is a mysterious woman who lives alone in the city. She has a secret which has led her to settle into a lonely existence. That is, until she meets Nico, a broken-hearted, down-and-out guy who also feels unlovable like she does. Jewel is torn between wanting to love him and wanting to save him from herself. Will he accept her if he knew the truth about her? Can she ever find love, or is she destined to be alone forever?

Triptiko

GENRE: Anthology Film

RUNNING TIME: 140 mins

ACTORS: Albie Casiño, Joseph Marco, Kean Cipriano, Kylie Padilla

DIRECTOR: Miguel Franco Michelena

PRODUCER: Michelena Brothers Production

SUMMARY: A yuppie who “just got lucky” is struck by a string of unlucky circumstances; a male model’s life is upended because of evil boils appearing on his body; a folk singer’s romantic ideals are to the test as his beloved slowly changes into something he does not understand.

Bar Boys

GENRE: Comedy/Drama

RUNNING TIME: 112 mins.

ACTORS: Carlo Aquino, Rocco Nacino, Enzo Pineda, Kean Cipriano, Odette Khan

DIRECTOR: Kip Oebanda

PRODUCER: Tropic Frills, Inc.

LOGLINE: Four young men enter the dog-eat-dog world of Philippine Law School

SUMMARY: Four best friends enter law school and forced to make sacrifices along the way. They sacrifice sleep, love family and even their principles to succeed. However, the dog –eat-dog nature of the institution ultimately force them to sacrifice each other.

AWOL

GENRE: Action-Thriller

RUNNING TIME: 75 mins

ACTOR: Gerald Anderson

DIRECTOR: Enzo Williams

PRODUCER: Skylight

SUMMARY: Lt. Abel Ibarra, team leader of ‘Musang’, an elite sniper group under the Philippine Army’s Scout Ranger division, wants out of the battlefield to spend more time raising his young and only daughter, Bea.

Hamog

GENRE: Drama

RUNNING TIME: 100 mins.

ACTORS: Zaijan Jaranilla, Teri Malvar, Sam Quintania, Bor Lentejas

DIRECTOR: Ralston Jover

PRODUCER: CPI/ Cinema One

LOGLINE: A story of 4 children called ‘Batang Hamog’ who got hooked in 2 consecutive and unexpected events in their daily routine of crime and survival in the busy Manila streets.

100 Tula Para Kay Stella

GENRE: Romance / Drama

RUNNING TIME: 2 hours 2 minutes

ACTORS: Bela Padilla / JC Santos

DIRECTOR: Jason Paul Laxamana

PRODUCER: VIVA Films

SUMMARY: Throughout his four years in college, Fidel, a stuttering student, tries to finish 100 poems dedicated to Stella, an aspiring but frustrated rock star, to win her heart.

 

Check out all the trailers for the above mentioned films here:

 

For the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino schedules, here’s what Centrio Cinemas has lined up so far (schedules can change):

Cinema 1 Cinema 2 Cinema 3 Cinema 4
Running Time   : 2:20 1:15 1:25 2:05 1:35 1:50 1:40 1:40
Intermission     : 0:20 0:20 0:20 0:20 0:20 0:20 0:20 0:20
Last Full Show : 11:10 PM 9:00 PM 7:40 PM 9:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:00 PM 9:00 PM
TITLE OF FILM : TRIPTIKO AWOL ANG MANANANGGAL SA UNIT 23B 100 TULA PARA KAY STELLA SALVAGE BAR BOYS HAMOG PATAY NA SI HESUS
8.16,18,20,22.2017 R16 R16 R16 PG R16 PG R16 R13
KYLIE PADILLA & KEAN CIPRIANO GERALD ANDERSON & DIANE MEDINA RYZA CENON & MARTIN DEL ROSARIO BELA PADILLA & JC SANTOS JESSIE MENDIOLA & JC DE VERA CARLO AQUNO & ROCCO NACINO ZAIJAN JARANILLA & TERI MALVAR JACLYN JOSE
12:30 PM 12:40 PM 12:50 PM 1:00 PM
3:10 PM 2:25 PM 2:45 PM 3:00 PM
5:50 PM 4:10 PM 4:40 PM 5:00 PM
7:25 PM 6:35 PM 6:50 PM 7:00 PM
9:00 PM 9:00 PM 9:00 PM 9:00 PM
END: 11:20 END: 11:03 END: 10:50 END: 10:39

 

Cinema 1 Cinema 2 Cinema 3 Cinema 4
Running Time   : 1:15 2:20 2:05 1:25 1:50 1:35 1:40 1:40
Intermission     : 0:20 0:20 0:20 0:20 0:20 0:20 0:20 0:20
Last Full Show : 8:25 PM 9:00 PM 10:20 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:00 PM 9:00 PM
TITLE OF FILM : AWOL TRIPTIKO 100 TULA PARA KAY STELLA ANG MANANANGGAL SA UNIT 23B BAR BOYS SALVAGE PATAY NA SI HESUS HAMOG
8.17&21.2017 R16 R16 PG R16 PG R16 R13 R16
GERALD ANDERSON & DIANE MEDINA KYLIE PADILLA & KEAN CIPRIANO BELA PADILLA & JC SANTOS RYZA CENON & MARTIN DEL ROSARIO CARLO AQUNO & ROCCO NACINO JESSIE MENDIOLA & JC DE VERA JACLYN JOSE ZAIJAN JARANILLA & TERI MALVAR
12:30 PM
2:05 PM 12:40 PM 12:50 PM 1:00 PM
3:05 PM 3:00 PM 3:00 PM
3:40 PM 5:30 PM 5:10 PM 5:00 PM
6:20 PM 7:15 PM 7:05 PM 7:00 PM
9:00 PM 9:00 PM 9:00 PM 9:00 PM
END: 11:20 END: 10:22 END: 10:35 END: 10:40

 

Cinema 1 Cinema 2 Cinema 3 Cinema 4
Running Time   : 1:15 2:20 2:05 1:25 1:50 1:35 1:40 1:40
Intermission     : 0:20 0:20 0:20 0:20 0:20 0:20 0:20 0:20
Last Full Show : 8:25 PM 9:00 PM 9:20 PM 6:15 PM 9:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:00 PM 9:00 PM
TITLE OF FILM : AWOL TRIPTIKO 100 TULA PARA KAY STELLA ANG MANANANGGAL SA UNIT 23B BAR BOYS SALVAGE PATAY NA SI HESUS HAMOG
8.19.2017 R16 R16 PG R16 PG R16 R13 R16
GERALD ANDERSON & DIANE MEDINA KYLIE PADILLA & KEAN CIPRIANO BELA PADILLA & JC SANTOS RYZA CENON & MARTIN DEL ROSARIO CARLO AQUNO & ROCCO NACINO JESSIE MENDIOLA & JC DE VERA JACLYN JOSE ZAIJAN JARANILLA & TERI MALVAR
12:30 PM
2:05 PM 11:40 AM 12:50 PM 1:00 PM
2:05 PM 3:00 PM 3:00 PM
3:40 PM 5:10 PM 5:00 PM
6:20 PM 4:30 PM 7:05 PM 7:00 PM
9:00 PM 6:15 PM 9:00 PM 9:00 PM
END: 11:20 END: 8:00 END: 10:35 END: 10:40

Again, schedules are subject to change. Visit Centrio Mall’s Facebook page to verify screening times.

Let’s support Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino! Let’s go and watch some good movies!

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