The Unreel Guide to the 2018 Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino
Welcome to our PPP 2018 Festival Guide! It’s the one-page primer for all-things Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino, complete with film info, trailers, ticket information, screening schedule and more. Read on for our festival guide.
Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (lit. Filipino Film Festival) returns for its sophomore year, with a new lineup of films to be screened in all cinemas in the country. Unlike last year, it has been decided that part of the requisites for entries this year is to have their Philippine premiere on the festival itself—a decision that raised many eyebrows, seeing that PPP had ostensibly been poised as a platform for films that deserved more attention after making their local festival rounds, like, say, Victor Villanueva’s Patay Na Si Hesus.
Taking to their Facebook Page, Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino has announced today this year’s lineup. Check them after the bump.
PPP 2018 Films
Ang Babaeng Allergic Sa Wi-Fi
A romantic comedy directed by Jun Robles Lana (Barber’s Tales), starring Sue Ramirez, Jameson Blake, Markus Patterson, Kiko Matos, and Yayo Aguila.
A romantic musical directed by Jason Paul Laxamana (100 Tula Kay Stella), starring Vance Larena, Devon Seron, Nikko Natividad, Ryle Santiago, Mackie Empuerto, and Kiray Celis.
Madilim ang Gabi
A crime drama directed by Adolfo Alix Jr. (Ang Alamat ni China Doll), starring Gina Alajar, Phillip Salvador, Bembol Roco, and Felix Roco.
Pinay Beauty: She’s No White
A “barkada road trip movie” directed by Jay Abello (Red), starring Chai Fonacier, Nico Antonio, and Edgar Allan Guzman.
The new film from Chito S. Roño (La Vida Rose, Feng Shui) starring Die Beautiful‘s Christian Bables.
The Day After Valentine’s
A new romantic drama directed by Jason Paul Laxamana (Magkakbauang), starring Bela Padilla and JC Santos.
A comedy, time-traveling adventure directed by Mike Livelo (Blue Bustamante), starring Vhong Navarro, Winwyn Marquez, and Joey Marquez.
We Will Not Die Tonight
An action drama directed by Richard V. Somes (Yanggaw), starring Erich Gonzales, with Alex Medina, Maxine Eigenmann, and Paolo Paraiso.
PPP 2018: Schedule and Venues
The 2018 Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino will hit nationwide theaters from August 15 thru 21, one week after the 2018 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival. We will update this article with more information as they become available.