courtesy of Regal Entertainment
Paolo Ballesteros during the MMFF Parade
You can’t let this movie pass. Go watch it now!
The movie has also conquered India!
As of today, the movie “Die Beautiful
” is in a tight contest for the #1 spot in terms of box-office receipts in the ongoing Metro Manila Film Festival. But with the positive word-of-mouth and glowing praises about it, I wouldn’t be surprised if it will end up as the official top grosser in the annual filmfest. Despite the R-13 rating, people are coming in droves just to watch the Paolo Ballesteros flick. And you should, too. Besides, it has pageantry written all over, aside from the fact that Pia Wurtzbach photos of my coverage partner Joy Arguil were actually used in one scene.
There are so many quotable quotes to laugh or be sad/pensive about. And instead of me posting them, I will allow you – my dear readers – to reply with your favorite line from the Jun Robles Rana-directed film.
After “Die Beautiful” conquered Tokyo, Japan and Kerala, India with awards to be proud of, I’m pretty sure the MMFF Awards Night will award it with more.
courtesy of GMA News
Make sure you support the movie “Die Beautiful” during the MMFF!
Here is the final update of box-office grosses for the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) which ended last January 7, 2010. Combined, the 7 movies earned a total of P437.6 million, a dip from the 2008 edition which accumulated an all-time high of P450 million.
1. Ang Panday – P 99.4 million
2. I Love You Goodbye – P 94.3 million
3. Ang Darling kong Aswang – P 89.6 million
4. Shake, Rattle & Roll 11 – P 77.6 million
5. Mano Po 6: A Mother’s Love – P 42 million
6. Nobody Nobody but Juan – P 31.9 million
7. Wapakman – P 2.6 million
These numbers confirm “Ang Panday” as the official top-grosser of the film festival and “Wapakman” the box-office flop that it was earlier blogged about.
Onward to Metro Manila Filmfest 2010!
“Ang Panday” (The Swordsmith) was adjudged Best Picture in the ongoing Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) and bested 6 other movies by cornering a majority of the awards handed out last night at the SMX Convention Center. The GMA Films/Imus Productions venture, which garnered 7 trophies in total, is also gunning to be the top grosser in terms of box-office earnings.
Selected as 2nd Best Picture of the festival is Star Cinema’s “I Love You, Goodbye” and following behind as 3rd Best is “Ang Darling kong Aswang.”
Here is the official list of winners:
Best Festival Picture: Ang Panday
2nd Best Picture: I Love You, Goodbye
3rd Best Picture: Ang Darling kong Aswang
Gatpuno Antonio Villegas Cultural Award: Mano Po 6: A Mother’s Love
Best Festival Actress: Sharon Cuneta (Mano Po 6: A Mother’s Love)
Best Festival Actor: Bong Revilla (Ang Panday)
Best Festival Director: Joel Lamangan (Mano Po 6: A Mother’s Love)
Best Festival Supporting Actress: Heart Evangelista (Mano Po 6: A Mother’s Love)
Best Festival Supporting Actor: Phillip Salvador (Ang Panday)
Best Festival Child Performer: Robert ‘Buboy” Villar (Ang Panday)
Best Festival Cinematography: Lee Meily (I Love You, Goodbye)
Best Festival Film Editor: Manet Dayrit (I Love You, Goodbye)
Best Original Story: Vanessa Valdez, Kriz Gazmen & Karen Ramos (I Love You, Goodbye)
Best Festival Visual Effects: Ang Panday
Best Festival Production Design: Ang Panday
Best Festival Sound Recording: Ang Darling kong Aswang
Best Festival Musical Score: Mano Po 6: A Mother’s Love
Best Festival Make-Up: Shake Rattle & Roll 11
Best Festival Original Theme Song: “Ang Panday” by Ogie Alcasid
Lifetime Achievement Award: Dolphy
Congratulations to all the winners!!!