- The organizers of the Metro Manila Film Festival announced the first 4 entries to this year’s edition of the said competition
- One of the films included in the lineup was the part 3 of “Praybeyt Benjamin” starring Vice Ganda
- An award-winning director in the Philippines did not like the announcement of MMFF
- He questioned why the said film is included as an official entry to this year’s edition of the said festival
Erik Matti, an award-winning Filipino director, recently lambasted the announcement that a film of Vice Ganda is once again included in the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2020.
KAMI learned that the organizers of the said festival revealed a few days ago that “Praybeyt Benjamin 3” is among the official entries to this year’s edition of the annual film fest.
It will be produced by ABS-CBN Film Productions and VIVA Communications in the hope of triplicating the success of the two other “Praybeyt Benjamin” films.
Through a couple of Facebook posts, Erik questioned why the said film of the prominent comedian once again made it to the official lineup.
He claimed that no changes were made despite the fact that the entertainment industry is heavily affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The veteran filmmaker also pointed out that there are thousands of contents binged because of the health crisis and yet, “Praybeyt Benjamin 3” is still one of the films to be shown come Christmas day.
“Bagsak na nga ang pelikula, sumara na ABS, Praybeyt Benjamin pa rin palabas sa Pasko? Walang nagbago a! Kinangkina!” he exclaimed.
“5 months lockdown. Thousands of content binged. Biggest network closes. Praybeyt Benjamin. We never learned,” he added.
Vice Ganda is a Filipino showbiz personality who serves as one of the main hosts of the noontime show “It’s Showtime.”
It was revealed that he will officially launch his own digital network on July 24, a few weeks after ABS-CBN was denied another 25-year franchise.
The organizers of MMFF also announced the three other films, apart from “Praybeyt Benjamin 3,” that are official entries to this year’s edition of the said festival.
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