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8 films to see on the week of August 17-August 23, 2018

PISTA NG PELIKULANG Pilipino is showing nationwide from Aug. 15 to 21. Only the festival films will be shown in theaters during this time. These are the movies that are part of the festival.

Ang Babaeng Allergic sa Wifi

A GIRL who develops an allergy to Wi-Fi relocates in the province. Her current situation pushes her to reassess her romantic relationships and the boy whom she thinks loves her. Directed by Jun Robles Lana, the film stars Sue Ramirez, Markus Paterson, and Jameson Blake.

MTRCB Rating: PG

Bakwit Boys

THE BAKWIT Boys — Elias, Sonny, Joey, and Philip — are currently staying with their grandfather in Pampanga after their home in Isabela was devastated by a typhoon. After the brothers decide to perform an original song at a local festival, a wealthy young woman from the city offers them a record deal. Directed by Jason Paul Laxamana, the film stars Vance Larena, Nikko Natividad, Ryle Santiago, and Mackie Empuerto.

MTRCB Rating: PG

Madilim ang Gabi

WHEN THEIR son Alan goes missing, Sara and Lando are forced to stay involved in the business of illegal drug distribution. Directed by Adolfo Alix, Jr., the film stars Gina Alajar, Philip Salvador, and Felix Roco.

MTRCB Rating: R-16

Pinay Beauty

ANNIE dreams of becoming a beauty queen. Her friend Migs goes out of his way to earn P180,000 so Annie can get some plastic surgery done prior to the pageant. When Migs finds it difficult to raise money, he asks Uncle Val for help. However, Uncle Val asks for something in return which would require Migs to risk his life. Directed by Jay Abello, the film stars Chai Fonacier, and Edgar Allan Guzman.

MTRCB Rating: R-13

Signal Rock

A CAREFREE young man, Intoy, helps his sister in Finland win a child custody battle. Directed by Chito S. Roño, the film stars Christian Bables, Francis Magundayao, Elora Espano, and Mon Confiado.

MTRCB Rating: R-13

The Day After Valentines

A BROKENHEARTED Kai meets Lani who helps him move on and recover from a failed relationship. Directed by Jason Paul Laxamana, the film stars Bela Padilla, and JC Santos.

MTRCB Rating: PG

Unli Life

BENEDICT, a podcast DJ, is distraught after a failed relationship with Victoria. One night, he visits a bar called Turning Point where he meets Saro, a bartender who offers him a drink called “wishkey” — a beverage which allows Benedict to travel back in time and change the course of events in his life. Directed by Miko Livelo, the film stars Vhong Navarro, Joey Marquez, Winwyn Marquez, and Ejay Falcon.

MTRCB Rating: PG

We Will Not Die Tonight

STUNTWOMAN Kay dreams of becoming an actress. However, the events in her life change when she reunites with her ex-boyfriend Ramil who convinces her and their friends to take an opportunity of a lifetime — a choice to unknowingly risk their lives. Directed by Richard V. Somes, the film stars Erich Gonzales and Alex Medina.

MTRCB Rating: R-18