Thursday, 12 July 2018

Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2018 Official Entries

Norma is an ordinary teenage girl, and like most girls her life (and lovelife) revolves around technology. One day she is diagnosed with Electromagentic Hyper-Sensitivity — an unusual illness that makes her literally allergic to Wi-Fi, data signals, etc. So she is forced to move in with her grandmother in the province and learns to live a much simpler life that will impact her relationship with Leo — and her friendship with Leo’s brother, Aries.

Starring: Sue Ramirez and Jameson Blake

Introducing: Markus Paterson

Also Starring: Yayo Aguila, Candy Pangilinan, Boots Anson-Roa, Angellie Sano, Adrianna So, Kiko Matos, Lee O'Brian, Miguel Vergara, John Lapus

Written and Directed By: Jun Robles Lana

Kai (JC Santos), a distraught man meets Lani (Bela Padilla), a strong, confident woman who seems to have answers to all of life’s difficulties. Kai realizes that Lani, with her wise and collected attitude, may help him pick himself back together, and soon tags her as his “Ms Repairman.” He later becomes dependent of Lani’s company to the point where he even enlists Lani's aid to accompany him to Hawaii to fix his family issues. In this journey of healing, will true love blossom in between?

Starring: Bela Padilla and JC Santos

Also Starring: Regine Tolentino, Jordan Castillo, Stacey Gabriel, Phoebe Villamor, Rayton Iamay, Merwyn Abel, Aries Go

Directed By: Jason Paul Laxamana

Kray is a stuntwoman, an aspiring actress, and all around racketeer who can’t seem to have a break—in her career and in life. Like anybody who lives from hand to mouth every single day, Kray’s only option is to remain relentless in aspiring to hit the ‘jackpot’ someday. But a botched deal gone into a total haywire will challenge her principles and skillset. It’s a matter of survival, and not a question of morals anymore.

Starring: Erich Gonzales, Alex Medina, Thou Reyes, Max Eigenmann, Paolo Paraiso, Jeffrey Tam, Sarah Abad, Jess Mendoza

Directed By: Richard Somes

Intoy, a carefree no-hoper in a small town, decides to help his sister in Finland win a child custody battle. He begins to involve the townspeople, faking legal documents and setting up false endorsements to prove his sister’s financial capacity. In the process he discovers deeper insights about this town that continues to lose more of its young women seeking greener pastures.

Starring: Christian Bables, Daria Ramirez, Nanding Josef, Mon Confiado, Elora Españo, Keanna Reeves, Francis Magundayao, Archie Adamos, Sue Prado, Jomari Angeles, Ces Quesada, Kokoy De Santos, Mara Lopez, Ruby Ruiz, Coco Dela Paz, Arnold Reyes, Menggie Cobarubias, Joel Saracho, JayrVersales

Directed By: Chito S. Roño

Pinay Beauty is about the perennial quest of a typical Filipina to look Caucasian and the cost they entail.

Para sa maganda, nagmamaganda, at nagpapaganda
Sa mga jowang martyr para sa mahal niya,
Sa mga kaibigang kasama mo sa bawat trip ng buhay,
At para sa inyong lahat,

Starring:  Edgar Allan Guzman, Janus del Prado, Nico Antonio, Hannah Ledesma, Mariko Ledesma

With Chai Fonacier and Maxine Medina

Directed by Jay Abello


Four brothers, known as the “Bakwit Boys,” get a shot at their dreams when a rich city girl discovers their musical talent, testing their unity as a family as they embark on the road to success.


Starring Devon Seron, Vance Larena, Hashtag Nikko Seagal Natividad, Hashtag Ryle Paolo Santiago, Mackie Empuerto.

Featuring original songs by Jhaye Cura of the Mernuts band.

Directed By: Jason Paul Laxamana

Sara and Lando are trying to leave behind their criminal past. As Phlippine president Rodrigo Duterte intensifies his war on drugs, the couple will be forced to revisit past acquaintances as their wayward teenage son Alan (Felix Roco) goes missing. Pushed to the wall and abandoned by their criminal cohorts, they will have to resort to extreme measures to find their son, even as the threat of bloodshed looms over their heads.
Starring Gina Alajar and Phillip Salvador

Also starring Bembol Roco and Felix Roco

With the special participation of Jason Abalos, Archie Alemania, Angel Aquino, Angeli Bayani, Perla Bautista, Iza Calzado, Sebastian Castro, Manuel Chua, Alessandra de Rossi, Julio Diaz, Flora Gasser, Cherie Gil, Laurice Guillen, Ben Isaac, Angelina Kanapi, Kristoffer King, Anita Linda, William Lorenzo, Sid Lucero, Zanjoe Marudo, Jess Mendoza, Mikoy Morales, Kenken Nuyad, Kenneth Ocampo, Elizabeth Oropesa, Alan Paule, Ross Pesigan, Cherry Pie Picache, Rosanna Roces, Arvic Tan, Erlinda Villalobos, Cris Villonco, Kirst Viray

Screenplay and Direction: Adolfo Borinaga Alix, Jr  

Benedict, a celebrity podcast DJ, is an overprotective, controlling, and overbearing boyfriend to the love of his life, Victoria. He did not expect that on the night he plans to propose to her, Victoria also breaks up with him. Heartbroken and devastated, he chances by a mysterious bar called “Turning Point” where the bartender Sir Saro, offers him a drink that could “make him go back in time to correct his present”. Due to a mistake with the procedure, he was sent farther in time, and he starts moving from one era to another. Benedict appears as different versions of himself, alongside Victoria, who he repeatedly tries to win over in each era that he encounters her, putting them in different circumstances. However, something uncontrollable always prevents him from getting back Victoria. In all his travels through the eras, he learns an important lesson that will forever change his life.

Starring: Vhong Navarro

Introducing: Winwyn Marquez 

Also Starring: Joey Marquez, Ejay Falcon, Donna Cariaga, Jon Lucas, Isabelle De Leon, Alex Calleja, Kamille Filoteo, Red Ollero,

With James Caraan, Jun Sabayton, Anthony Andres, Jun Urbano

With Special Participation of Dimples Romana, Joem Bascon, Epi Quizon and Jhong Hilario

Directed By Miko Livelo

Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2018 runs from Aug 15-21 2018 in all cinemas nationwide


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