100 Tula Para Kay Stella
GENRE Romance / Drama
RUNNING TIME Completed
ACTORS Bela Padilla / JC Santos
DIRECTOR Jason Paul Laxamana
PRODUCER VIVA Films
A bittersweet romance about a shy, unassuming guy’s secret love for one of his classmates who inspires him to write poetry as an outlet for his undeclared feelings.
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.
RUNNING TIME 75 mins
ACTORS Gerald Anderson
DIRECTOR Enzo Williams
AWOL is an action-thriller about an expert Army sniper who, armed with his tactical knowledge and deadly skills, goes on a quest to protect his family from the man who masterminded the attempt on his life and his loved ones.
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.
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RUNNING TIME 112 mins.
ACTORS Carlo Aquino, Rocco Nacino, Enzo Pineda, Kean Cipriano, Odette Khan
DIRECTOR Kip Oebanda
PRODUCER Tropic Frills, Inc.
Four young men enter the dog-eat-dog world of Philippine Law School
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 –eatdog nature of the institution ultimately force them to sacrifice each other.
GENRE Coming of Age Thriller
RUNNING TIME 115 mins
ACTORS John Arcilla, Ku Aquino, Arnold Reyes, Mary Joy Apostol
DIRECTOR Mikhail Red
PRODUCER TBA Studios
While venturing deep in the mountains, fifteen-year-old Maya unknowingly kills an endangered Philippine Eagle, leading the authorities to start a manhunt to find the eagle killer. Forced to hide in the forest to elude the police, she hears the call of an eagle. She follows its call to a place where a grim secret unravels.
“Birdshot” is a provocative coming-of-age thriller that tells a story of a young Filipina farm girl who wanders into the boundaries of a Philippine reservation forest. Deep within the reservation she mistakenly shoots and kills a critically endangered and protected Philippine Eagle. As the local authorities begin a manhunt to track down the poacher of a national bird, their investigation leads them to an even more horrific discovery.
RUNNING TIME 100 mins.
ACTORS Zaijan Jaranilla, Teri Malvar, Sam Quintania, Bor Lentejas
DIRECTOR Ralston Jover
PRODUCER CPI/ Cinema One
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.
Ang Manananggal sa Unit 23B
GENRE Dark Romance
RUNNING TIME 1:22:00
ACTORS Ryza Cenon, Martin Del Rosario, Vangie Labalan
DIRECTOR Prime Cruz
PRODUCER The IdeaFirst Company
A lonely woman with dark secrets fall for a broken-hearted guy amidst mysterious murders in the city.
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-andout 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?
RUNNING TIME 96 mins
ACTORS Garry Cabalic
DIRECTOR Zig Madamba Dulay
In order to earn for the bride-price, Atan crosses the mountain river going to town wherein he meets a city girl who would make his life turn.
In order to fulfill his arranged marriage with fellow aeta, Atan crosses the mountain river going to town to earn for the bandi (bride price). As he adapts himself with the modern way of life, he meets a city girl who would make his life turn. Atan faces cross-cultural modifications amid changes in the mountain brought about by immense modernity.
Patay na si Hesus
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
RIP. OTW. LOL.
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.
GENRE Romance / Drama
RUNNING TIME 120 mins
ACTORS Bembol Roco, Cherry Pie Picache, Meryll Soriano, Jerald Napoles, Jesus Mendoza, Chai Fonacier
DIRECTOR Paolo Villaluna
PRODUCER Universal Harvester Inc.
An ailing man.A nagging wife.A blind, pregnant woman. Jesus Christ and a dog. Join the Filipino family as they leave poverty in Manila to go the province— using only a pedicab.
This is the story of a family on a journey from poverty in the city to an imagined paradise in the countryside. Broke, desperate, and with little more than the clothes on their backs, the family decides to pedal their way thousands of miles on rickshaws in a tragicomic exodus to the green fields of the provinces.
RUNNING TIME 92 mins.
ACTORS Jessie Mendiola, JC De Vera, Joel Saracho, Karl Medina, Barbie Capacio
DIRECTOR Sherad Sanchez
PRODUCER CPI/ Cinema One
A suspended news crew tries to cover an Aswang story in Mindanao and ends up being chased by armed men towards the wild where they journey through the varying ways of being salvaged.
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.
Star na si Van Damme Stallone
GENRE Family Oriented
RUNNING TIME 95 mins.
ACTORS Candy Pangilinan, Paolo Pingol, Jadford Dilaco, Sarah Brakensiek, Ebong Joson, Acey Aguilar, Erlinda Villalobos
DIRECTOR Randolph Longjas
PRODUCER Unitel x Straight Shooters
The life story of a kid diagnosed with Down Syndrome. Van Damme Stallone dreams of becoming a film actor; his family has to make ends (and dreams) meet.
Based on real- life characters and events, this tale is about Nadia, a single mom from Bocaue, Bulacan, who goes through the trials and tribulations of raising Vanvan, a child with Down Syndrome.
GENRE Anthology Film
RUNNING TIME 140 mins
ACTORS Albie Casiño, Joseph Marco, Kean Cipriano, Kylie Padilla
DIRECTOR Miguel Franco Michelena
PRODUCER Michelena Brothers Production
Triptiko is an anthology of stories about how life can sometimes take unexpected turns.
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.