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9 films to see on the week of September 13 — September 19, 2019

THE Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino runs from Sept. 13 to 19, in selected cinemas nationwide. The films in the festival are below.


A VETERAN film producer wishes to celebrated her 100th birthday by reuniting with staff and actors she worked with throughout her career. Directed by Adolfo Borinaga Alix, Jr., the movie stars Anita Linda, Gina Alajar, Laurice Guillen, Jaclyn Jose, Elizabeth Oropesa, Ricky Davao, and Enchong Dee, with the special participation of the late Eddie Garcia.

MTRCB Rating: PG

Cuddle Weather

ADELA, an experienced prostitute, meets Ram, a newbie call boy. They have paid sex in adjacent motel rooms. When Ram finds out about Adela’s skills, he ask if she can teach him in exchange for a fee. They become “cuddle partners” until their relationship turns into an odd romance. Directed by Rod Marmol, the movie stars Sue Ramirez and RK Bagatsing.

MTRCB Rating: R-16


FOUR FRIENDS go on a roadtrip to fulfill the bucket list of their cancer-stricken friend. Directed by Dondon Santos, the film stars McCoy De Leon, Jameson Blake, Paulo Angeles, and Mark Oblea.

MTRCB Rating: PG

I’m Ellenya L.

ELLENYA exemplifies the stereotypical millennial who dreams of becoming an vlogger with a big following. Directed by Boy 2 Quizon, the film stars Maris Racal and Iñigo Pascual.

MTRCB Rating: PG

Lola Igna

AT THE age of 118, Igna wishes to die already. However, the neighborhood in her town wants her to live long enough to win the world record of “The Oldest Living Grandmother in the World.” She finds the will to live upon the appearance of her grandson, Tim. Directed by Eduardo Roy, Jr., the film stars Angie Ferro, Yves Yro Flores, Meryl Soriano, Maria Isabel Lopez, Royce Cabrera, Chamyto Aguedan, Rener R. Concepcion, and Soliman Cruz.

MTRCB Rating: PG


SARA and Zak find themselves in a series of almost-but-not-quite romantic encounters while following the rise of an indie-folk band. Directed by Jade Castro, the film stars Gabbi Garcia and Khalil Ramos, featuring the music of Ben&Ben.

MTRCB Rating: PG


AS A couple in a 14-year relationship, Rome and Ethan decide to explore seeing other people. They agree to have sex with strangers, but not fall in love with them. Directed by Andoy Ranay, the film stars JC Santos, Arci Muñoz, Ina Raymundo, Sofia Andres, Vance Larena, and Ivana Alawi.

MTRCB Rating: R-13


A TROUBLED OFW comes home to reconcile with her family. Directed by Hubert Tibi and Maria S. Ranillo, the film stars Gloria Sevilla, Suzette Ranillo, and Vince Ranillo.

MTRCB Rating: G

The Panti Sisters

THREE GAY sons are visited by their estranged and ill father who offers an inheritance worth P300 million to whoever among them is able to give him a grandchild. Directed by Jun Robles Lana, the film stars Paolo Ballesteros, Christian Bables, and Martin del Rosario.

MTRCB Rating: PG

Watch Me Kill

A FEMALE assassin’s plans are interrupted as she discovers that her target might be hiding more than she expected. Directed by Tyrone Acierto, the film stars Jean Garcia and Jay Manalo.

MTRCB Rating: R-16