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Truly, the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) has been a Filipino family Christmas tradition that everyone looks forward to.

This year, MMFF’s “Magic 8” features a good mix of love stories, comedy, thriller, rom-com, fantasy, and action that SM shoppers can enjoy while celebrating their #ChristmaSMoments at SM Cinema.

The Magic 8 or the eight official entries are:

 

1. RAINBOW SUNSET

Award-winning director Joel Lamangan joins this #MMFF2018’s roster with Rainbow Sunset.  This indie film tells a love story like no other. It talks about the intricacies of family, relationships, and sexuality across different life stages.

As an added bonus, seasoned stars Eddie Garcia, Gloria Romero, Tony Mabesa, Tirso Cruz III, Aiko Melendez, and Sunshine Dizon are bringing this story to life. Be ready to have your preconceptions about family life and parenthood be beautifully shaken by this beautiful film.

 

2. GIRL IN THE ORANGE DRESS

If you’re a sucker for rom-coms, Girl in the Orange Dress is definitely the one to watch! Jessy Mendiola and Jericho Rosales simmer and stun as a pair in Jay Abello’s newest film.

The movie chronicles the events of a one-night stand in a hotel room and the days that follow. Did they or did they not kiss? Will they end up together or will it all end in tears? Have these questions answered by heading to an SM Cinema near you on Christmas Day!

 

3. ONE GREAT LOVE

It’s been a decade since Kim Chiu’s last project with Regal Films. She’s coming back strong this year in One Great Love, directed by Eric Quizon.

Opposite Dennis Trillo and JC De Vera, Kim Chiu plays the role of a woman coming into her own. One Great Love tackles the age-old questions of 20-somethings about love, commitment, and marriage. This is a movie that will allow you to reflect on where you are in life as well as on your relationships with those around you.

 

4. OTLUM

This barkada horror film by Joven Tan is shaking up the #MMFF2018 lineup. Otlum was an unexpected yet welcome addition to this year’s entries. The film starring Ricci Rivero, Jerome Ponce, and John Estrada jumped ahead of the other movies and secured itself a spot.

What’s a film festival without a horror movie, right? And in case you didn’t get the word play, “Otlum” is kin to “werpa” (pawer) and “repa” (pare)—”Otlum” (Multo).

 

5. MARY, MARRY ME

Mary, Marry Me is the debut full-length feature for RC Delos Reyes. Two sisters (Toni and Alex Gonzaga) and a dashing groom-to-be (Sam Milby) make for a really interesting love triangle.

Planning a wedding is stressful, but being in love with your sister’s fiancé through the entire thing? That’s even tougher. Joyful, entertaining, and sometimes heart-wrenching, this movie will surely tug on your heartstrings.

 

6. FANTASTICA: THE PRINCESS, THE PRINCE AND THE PERYA

Vice Ganda, a Metro Manila Film Fest favorite, is back at it this year with Fantastica: The Princess, The Prince and The Perya. Alongside other big names like Dingdong Dantes, Richard Gutierrez, and Maris Racal.

Allow yourself to laugh and feel the holiday cheer with Barry Gonzales’ fantasy movie. Take the entire family with you to see this light-hearted film because it’s always #FamFirstAtSM.

 

7. AURORA

Anne Curtis is the fearless lead of Aurora. We say fearless because she refused to get a double and did all her underwater stunts herself!

Director Yam Laranas is known for making horror movies but more than just a horror movie, Aurora is thrilling and gripping. It seems like a promising and wild ride you can’t miss.

 

8. JACK EM POPOY: THE PULISCREDIBLES

Coco Martin takes the backseat as a producer for Jack Em Popoy: The Puliscredibles. Mike Tuviera takes the lead as director of this comedy-action movie.

Coco, Maine Mendoza, and Vic Sotto rub elbows in Jack Em Popoy, with Coco taking on another role as a cop. This is pegged to be a new fan-favorite by January 7, the end of #MMFF2018.

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