Saturday, 29 July 2017

Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2017 Official Entries

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.

Hanggang saan ang kaya mong gawin para kay Crush? Sapat ba ang isang daang tula para mapa-ibig ang isang tao?Pasukin ang mundo nina Stella at Fidel sa 100 Tula Para Kay Stella!

Starring Bela Padilla and JC Santos

Also Starring: Arvic Tan, Ana-Abad Santos, Prince Stefan, Dennis Padilla,
JC Parker, Caleb Santos


Directed by Jason Paul Laxamana


Ingat ka kung kanino mo ibibigay ang puso mo... baka di na ibalik sa iyo. From the creators of Die Beautiful comes a film by award-winning director Prime Cruz, Ang Manananggal Sa Unit23B

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?

Starring Ryza Cenon and Martin del Rosario

Also Starring: Cholo Baretto and Vangie Labalan


Directed by Prime Cruz

Triptiko is an anthology movie that features 3 startling and #medyoweird stories. A yuppie who just got lucky is stuck by a string of unlucky circumstances; a made 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.

Starring:  Albie Casiño, Joseph Marco, Kylie Padilla, and  Kean Cipriano

Also Starring: Jerald Napoles, Art Acuña, Chris Michellena, Pinky Amador, Jay Gonzaga, Max Eigenmann

Directed By: Miguel Franco Michelena

Birdshot is a coming-of-age thriller that tells the story of a young farm girl who wanders off into a Philippine forest reserve. 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.

Starring: John Arcilla, Arnold Reyes, Ku Aquino and introducing Mary Joy Apostol

Directed By: Mikhail Red

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. After the success of hist last mission against a notorious Moro Terrorist group in Mindanao, Abel is finally pulled out of operations and is transferred to Base Camp to mentor young sniper cadets. For Abel this is the beginning of his peaceful family life.

Starring: Gerald Anderson, Dianne Medina, Bernard Palanca, Richard Quan, Raymond Bagatsing, Jeric Raval

With Special Participation of Mr. Bembol Roco

Directed By: Enzo Williams

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.

A child's play at the end of innocence, heading towards a journey at the beginning of life. It showcases four street children called "Batang Hamog" who got hooked into consecutive and unexpected events in their daily routine of crime and survival in the busy street.

Starring: Zaijan Jaranilla, Teri Malvar, Sam Quintana, Bon Lentejas and Kayline Alcantara 
Also Starring: OJ Mariano, Anna Luna, Mike Liwag and special participation of Lou Veloso, Junjun Quintana, Flor Salanga and Ruby Ruiz.

Directed By: Ralston Jover

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-eat-dog nature of the institution ultimately force them to sacrifice each other

Starring: Carlo Aquino, Rocco Nacino, Enzo Pineda and Kean Cipriano

Written and Directed By: Kip Oebanda

The life story of a kid diagnosed with Down Syndrome. Van Damme Stallone dreams of becoming a film actor; his family has to make end 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.

Starring: Candy Pangilinan, Sarah Brakensiek, Ebong Joson, Acey Aguilar, Mara Marasigan, Isaac Aguirre.

 Introducing: Paolo Pingol and Jadford Dilanco

Written and Directed By: Randolph Longjas

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.

Starring: Anna Luna, introducing real-life Aetas : Garry Cabalic and Joan de la Cruz.

With JC Santos, Joel Saracho, Upeng Fernandez, Manel Sevidal, Natasha Cabrera, Norman King, Gigi Locsin, Ken Ken Nuyad.


Directed By: Zig Dulay

After being suspended, a TV news Team is redirected to an unwanted assignment of covering news about Aswang rumors in Central Mindanao. Cynical and unenthusiastic, they follow their lead towards a remote barrio where it is said to have started it all. However on their way, a group of armed men in military uniform tries to abduct them.

As they escape towards the forest, they encounter a series of events that leads them to question the identity of their captors.

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

Directed By: Sherad Anthony Sanchez

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 to the green fields of the provinces.

Starring: Bembol Roco, Cherry Pie Picache, Meryll Soriano, Jerald Napoles, Jess Mendoza, and Chai


Directed By: Paolo Villaluna

When Iyay, a single mother, learns that her estranged husband has died, she drags the entire family on a road trip from Cebu to Dumaguete to attend the funeral. With her children - Hubert, who has Down Syndrome; Jude, a lovesick transman; Jay, who is living the bum life - as her passengers, Iyay drives her tiny multicab on a journey that yields unexpected stopovers, detours, and revelations.

Starring: Jaclyn Jose, Chai Fonacier, Melde Montañez, Vincent Viado, Mailes Kanapi, Olive Nieto, Sheenly Gener
Written By: Fatrick Tabada
Directed By: Victor VIllanueva

Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino Runs From August 16-22 2017 in all cinemas nationwide

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