For: indie film lovers
Ang Nawawala (dir. Marie Jamora) has captured the hearts of indie film and music lovers because of its melancholic story of Gibson (Dominic Roco) who has refused to talk since the death of his twin brother Jamie (Felix Roco). The movie takes place after Gibson returns home for Christmas and struggles through his strained relationship with his family, socializing with his friends, and chasing a girl he likes.
Sunday Beauty Queen
For: lurkers of the documentary genre
Also an entry to the MMFF 2016, Sunday Beauty Queen was likewise a favorite among moviegoers because of its heartwarming story of overseas Filipino workers in Hong Kong and the activities they organize during their one free day of the week.
Patay na si Hesus
For: those who live for dark comedy
Patay Na si Hesus successfully caught audiences off-guard by showing one of the wildest stories we could ever imagine. Its story of a Cebuano family on a road trip to visit their estranged father who had just passed away is comedic gold, and there are never any dull moments (which kind of means you’ll suffer aching abdominal muscles from laughing 90 minutes straight).
Smaller and Smaller Circles
For: fans of thrilling crime films
Based on a novel of the same name by F. H. Batacan, Smaller and Smaller Circles is a thrilling detective film that will keep you at the edge of your seat at every twist and turn of events. It focuses on two Jesuit priests, Gus Saenz (Nonie Buencamino) and Jerome Lucero (Sid Lucero), who get involved in uncovering the mystery of a series of murders of young boys in Payatas.
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