Seven movies from GMA Network will be screened anew in this year’s Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP) Festival, happening from 20 November to 13 December.
The online film festival is organized by the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP).
This year’s “Main Feature Film Showcase” comprises 90 full-length features in 12 categories: Premium, Classics, Documentary, Romance, Youth and Family, Genre, From the Regions, Pang-Oscars, Tribute, Bahaghari, PPP Retro and Special Feature.
Under Romance, catch the enchanting story of Moments of Love where time curves for two people — Marco (Dingdong Dantes) and Divina (Iza Calzado) — to meet and part. Marco’s yearning leads to a telephone conversation with Divina, who is the daughter of a hacendero. They find solace in each other even though Divina lives in the past (1957) while Marco lives in the present (2006).
Multi-awarded comedian and content creator Michael V.’s labor of love and directorial debut Family History, which got good reviews when it premiered last year, will air under the Youth and Family category. It features the life of Alex de la Cruz (Michael V.), a happily married man who finds himself at a crossroads when a life-changing disease challenges his marriage with his wife, May (Dawn Zulueta). This family drama movie also stars Miguel Tanfelix, Bianca Umali, John Estrada, Paolo Contis, Ina Feleo, Kakai Bautista and Nonie Buencamino.
Relive the historic journey of Philippine hero Jose Rizal as he awaits his trial and builds his defense prior to his incarceration, starring Cesar Montano, Joel Torre, Jaime Fabregas, Gloria Diaz and Gardo Versoza, under the Genre category.
Meanwhile, award-winning film Saranggola starring Ricky Davao makes a comeback under Pang-Oscars, following the heartwarming story of widowed ex-cop Homer and his 10-year old son Rex.
In the same category is Sa Pusod ng Dagat, which returns to share the journey of Pepito, growing up in a remote fishing village in the Philippines and destined to become the successor of his mother: the only midwife in the whole district, a job given from generation to generation. The outstanding performances of Jomari Yllana and Elizabeth Oropesa make the film a must-watch.
In the category Tribute, viewers will find the Filipino melodrama Deathrow, which gained numerous awards, including Best Actor for the late Eddie Garcia who played the character of the old-school gangster Lolo Sinat. Thrown into lockup among hardened lifers, terrified 16-year-old Sonny (Cogie Domingo) finds himself at the mercy of various strong-arm cliques on death row after being wrongfully convicted.
Also part of Tribute is Muro-ami starring Cesar Montano as Fredo, a fisherman who has endured more than his share of hardship in life, giving him the angry determination of a man out for revenge.
These movies are offered by PPP to paid subscribers through their scheduled livestream screenings in four virtual cinemas in the FDCP Channel online.
To register and secure a slot, visit FDCP Channel’s website: fdcpchannel.ph/ and check GMA Network’s social media pages for updates.