Thursday, January 21

Tag: Metro Manila Film Festival 2020

Fan Girl: A grim view of patriarchy

Fan Girl: A grim view of patriarchy

Letters
By RAMON CHRISTIAN G. PLACIDO   TOXIC MASCULINITY has caused significant harm to society. The constant abuse of power from the patriarchy has left damaging scars on their victims, particularly women.  From the direction and pen of Antoinette Jadaone, Fan Girl centers on the experience of encountering one’s adored artist. The film is an entry of the Metro Manila Film Festival 2020. It bagged numerous awards from the festival, which includes Best Screenplay, Best Director, Best Picture, and Best Lead Acting Performance by Charlie Dizon and Paulo Avelino. The film can be streamed via GMovies and Upstream PH from December 25 to January 7. It focuses on Jane (Charlie Dizon), an avid fan of a fictional version of Paulo Avelino. At the start of the film, she leaves her respon
Faith Resurrected by Suarez: The Healing Priest

Faith Resurrected by Suarez: The Healing Priest

Letters
By TAFFY ARELLA BERNALES & DAWN DANIELLE SOLANO   A MIRACLE'S reality relies on the faith of those who seek it. Many will testify that “faith” is the prime mover of miracles— mere lucky coincidences without belief. Even so,  there is still hope for their existence. To people who have encountered these, a question arises from within: “what causes these to occur?”  The 2020 Metro Manila Film Festival entry, Suarez: The Healing Priest, tells Fr. Fernando Suarez’s life to answer the question. Under Joven Tan’s direction, the film narrates the life of a controversial priest who claims to have the gift of healing.   Fr. Fernando Suarez, played by multi-awarded actor John Arcilla, was first reported to have healing powers after “resurrecting” a dead woman in Canada. Since