Monday, September 30, 2013

Trip to Metro Manila via the big screen...

PG Boy had his first trip to Manila yesterday. Hehe.

We watched the British-Filipino indie film Metro Manila by Sean Ellis.

The film stars Jake Macapagal, Althea Vega and John Arcilla. The story is about a family who left the province of Banaue to look for a better life in Manila. Jake's character lands a job working for an armored truck company, where he met John's character. The two become partners but things take an unexpected turn as the friendship (or pseudo-friendship) deepened.

I thought the two-hour film might be a bit boring/dragging, but it was actually an enjoyable film. Even PG Boy said that it wasn't so bad.

Originally, we were planning to see The Purge and afterwards attend a guided tour at the Singapore Art Museum.

However, everything changed because of the weather.

So what was supposed to be a day in the city became a day in Tampines.

Metro Manila was selected as the British entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards.

1 comment:

  1. bien aka Ms SingapurahOctober 1, 2013 at 1:20 AM

    Hopefully this one gets the nomination. How exciting it would be if the entry from Sg, UK and The Philippines gets the Oscar nod.