Talking heads from the MMFF


Robin-Padilla20131219ROBIN PADILLA on portraying the character inspired by Sen. Panfilo Lacson in the entry 10,000 Hours: “Lacson ‘yan! Paano ka ba namang tatanggi? Talagang action star ‘yan!” 10,000 Hours is directed by Joyce Bernal for N2 Productions, Philippine Film Studios and Viva Films.



TONTON GUTIERREZ while sitting beside KC Concepcion at Tuesday’s press conference for Boy Golden: The Arturo Porcuna Story reacts to a comment that he looks much younger than KC’s dad Gabby Concepcion and one of her mother’s ex-boyfriends Richard Gomez: “Mas bata naman po kasi talaga ako ng kaunti kesa kila Gabby at Richard, but thank you very much for the compliment.” Boy Golden stars ER Ejercito, under the direction of Chito Rono for Scenema Concepts and Viva Films.

Daniel-Padilla20131219DANIEL PADILLA on shooting this year’s only horror entry, Pagpag: Siyam na Buhay, in the Metro Manila Film Festival: “During the shoot, para bang nakakaramdam ako ng kakaibang spirits around me. Katotohanan kaya ‘yon o guni-guni?” Pagpag also stars Kathryn Bernardo and is directed by Frasco Santos-Mortiz for Star Cinema and Lily Monteverde’s Regal Films.

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The movies above all open on Christmas Day as official entries to the 39th Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) along with My Little Bossings; Girl Boy Bakla Tomboy; Kimmy Dora 3: Ang Kiyemeng Prequel; Kaleidoscope World; and Pedro Calungsod, Batang Martir. Catch The Manila Times’ official guide to the 2013 MMFF on the upcoming cover of The Sunday Times Magazine.


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