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MMFF 2021
« on: Nov 12, 2021 at 05:23 PM »


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Re: MMFF 2021
« Reply #1 on: Dec 26, 2021 at 11:50 PM »
Whether the Weather is Fine (Kung Maupay Man It Panahon) (Carlos Francisco Manatad) ***1/2 - A mother and a son sift through what remains of their lives during the aftermath of super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan for you outside the Philippines). The Philippines did not submit a film for the Oscars International Feature this year. I will say here that if it had submitted this, it would have had more than decent shot at making at least the Top 15 based purely on merit. This is a superb piece of work. It's a film which very uniquely deals with the grief and trauma of going through a calamity in a beautiful, poetic way, painting the landscape as almost otherworldly without wallowing in poverty or misery porn. But it manages to do it in a way which honest, respectful and feels truthful. Great performances by the cast. This is one of my favorite films of the year. Not just Filipino film but film period. Highly recommended.

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Re: MMFF 2021
« Reply #2 on: Dec 28, 2021 at 09:09 AM »
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Re: MMFF 2021
« Reply #3 on: Dec 28, 2021 at 10:44 AM »
The MMFF award winners:

Best Picture: Big Night!
Second Best Picture: Kun Maupay Man It Panahon
Third Best Picture: A Hard Day
Best Director: Jun Robles Lana, Big Night!
MMFF Jury Prize Award: Daniel Padilla, Kun Maupay Man It Panahon
Best Actress in a Leading Role: Charo Santos, Kun Maupay Man It Panahon
Best Actor in a Leading Role: Christian Bables, Big Night!
Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Rans Rifol, Kun Maupay Man It Panahon
Best Actor in a Supporting Role: John Arcilla, Big Night!
Best Screenplay: Jun Robles Lana, Big Night!
Gatpuno Antonio J Villegas Cultural Award: Kun Maupay Man It Panahon
Best Cinematography: Carlo Canlas, Big Night!
Best Production Design: Juan Manuel Alcazaren, Kun Maupay Man It Panahon
Best Visual Effects: Mofac Creative Works, Hue Media Quantum Post, Ogie Tiglao, Kun Maupay Man It Panahon
Best Editing: Lawrence Fajardo, A Hard Day
Best Original Theme Song: “Umulan Man O Umaraw,” Huling Ulan sa Tag-Araw
Best Musical Score: Teresa Barrozo, Big Night!
Best Sound: Albert Michael Idioma, A Hard Day
Best Float: Huwag Kang Lalabas
Gender Sensitivity Award: Big Night!
MMFF Creator Jury’s Choice Award: Kandado
Natatanging Gawad MMFF: Chairman Danny Lim and Bienvenido Lumbera
Marichu Vera Perez Maceda Memorial Award: Rosa Rosal

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Re: MMFF 2021
« Reply #4 on: Dec 31, 2021 at 12:26 AM »
Big Night! (Jun Robles Lana) ***1/2 - A gay hairdresser finds himself on a government hit list of drug addicts and/or drug pushers and spends the day trying to clear his name. For those not in the know, during the Duterte regime, there is something called the "tokhang" where people get summarily extra-judicially killed simply because their name was on a list. It didn't matter if you were guilty or not. This film effectively brings light to that issue using dark comedy. And it is pretty funny and the satire is sharp. Christian Bables is great in the lead role and he's supported by A-list Filipino actors who pop in for a fun role here and there. It manages to be entertaining and have a message without being too preachy. More people should give this film a chance, quite frankly.

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Re: MMFF 2021
« Reply #5 on: Dec 31, 2021 at 08:54 PM »
Wow, 2 good films from the filmfest. Sayang, di kami lumabas talaga due to omicron