5. MATA TAPANG by Rod Marmol
A soldier who loses an eye gets a new one, allowing him to see his fallen comrades. Edgar Allan Guzman, who was fantastic in “Deadma Walking,” headlines this story of brotherhood and unfulfilled wishes. Judging from the offbeat humor in the trailer, this isn’t your standard military-themed film.
6. MGA MISTER NI ROSARIO by Alpha Habon
Finally, a leading role worthy of Kate Alejandrino’s range as an actress. Previously seen in films such as “Baka Bukas” and “Respeto,” Alejandrino herein plays a wife to a method actor, played by Joross Gamboa. The multitude of characters and roleplay scenarios are too irresistible that we will definitely not miss this. Also, did we mention, Kate Alejandrino in a leading role?
7. POON by Roni Supangan Benaid
Filipino culture is deeply rooted in religious beliefs, from Nora Aunor in “Himala” to Coco Martin in “Sta. Niña.” In “Poon,” Glydel Mercado plays a woman who experiences unexplained events after buying a religious image she deems miraculous. We might be wrong, but this looks like it’s not for the faint of heart. Better take a buddy with you when you see this.
8. THE ETERNITY BETWEEN SECONDS by Alec Figuracion
Two strangers meet at Incheon International Airport, and before you say “Before Sunrise,” we say we’re not complaining! And did we mention the strangers are Yeng Constantino, whom we sorely missed since her debut film “Shift,” and TJ Trinidad, whose lovable leading man role is long overdue (hello “Bliss” and “Sana Dati,” which are both great films, but hey, give TJ a break!) This film is expected to be mostly conversational, but hey, we’re coming to this film for the conversation anyway.
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