QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES, January 2021– The holidays may be over, but we are not yet done giving you treats as ABS-CBN TFC extends your chance to catch three 2020 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) entries: “Fan Girl,” “The Boy Foretold by the Stars,” and “Mang Kepweng: Ang Lihim ng Bandanang Itim,” which can be seen outside the Philippines via iWantTFC, Ktx.ph, and TFC IPTV.
Given the current health risk posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, MMFF was held differently compared to the previous years. Instead of people lining up at the cinemas, they were able to watch the official entries at the comfort of their homes through streaming.
ABS-CBN TFC extends this experience to the movie enthusiasts overseas by letting them enjoy “Fan Girl,” “The Boy Foretold by the Stars,” and “Mang Kepweng: Ang Lihim ng Bandanang Itim” wherever they may be in the world.
The film was the first part of the Main Section of the “33rd Tokyo International Film Festival” being among the Tokyo Premiere 2020 films and has been getting rave reviews from movie critics and enthusiasts before it became among the official entries of the 2020 MMFF.
It was young actress Charlie Dizon who gave life to the character of Jane, a high school fangirl who is obsessed with actor Paulo Avelino, who played as himself in the film. Jane’s obsession with Paulo leads her to follow him home, where she finds herself in an unfamiliar place and meets the other side of her idol who she thought she knows inside and out.
The film comes out different from the usual romantic-comedy movies directed by award-winning director Antoinette Jadaone, which the Hollywood Reporter described as “a film that could be well appreciated on the international festival circuit.”
The film bagged the most number of awards at the 2020 MMFF which are Best Picture, Best Actor for Paulo Avelino, Best Actress for Charlie Dizon, Best Director for Antoinette Jadaone, Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, and Best Sound.
“Fan Girl” can be seen outside the Philippines via KTx.ph from January 8 to February 7, 2021. For TFC IPTV, you may watch it from January 8 to 21, 2021. While for iWantTFC, the selling period is from January 8-19, 2021, and the viewing period is from Jan. 8-21, 2021. You may stream the movie for 48 hours upon purchase.
“The Boy Foretold by the Stars”
The film “The Boy Foretold by the Stars” comes as refreshing for the annual film festival because of its new take on a coming-of-age movie. The film stars Adrian Lindayag, a theater actor who recently has been playing supporting roles on television, and Keann Johnson, a model who is making his way in the world of acting.
Adrian plays the role of Dominic, a gay student who was told by a fortune teller that he is about to meet his soulmate and gave him three signs to know who that person could be. While Keann is Luke, a student and varsity player who recently broke up with his girlfriend, which leads him to join a retreat where he will meet Adrian. They hit it off instantly, which also stirs up unfamiliar emotions.
The film has won three 2020 MMFF awards which are Second Best Picture, Best Original Theme Song, and Gender Sensitivity Award.
Catch “The Boy Foretold by the Stars” via KTx.ph and TFC IPTV from January 8 to February 7, 2021. While for iWantTFC, the selling period is from January 8-February 5, 2021, and the viewing period is from January 8-February 7, 2021. You may stream the movie for 48 hours upon purchase.
“Mang Kepweng: Ang Lihim ng Bandanang Itim”
The movie “Mang Kepweng: Ang Lihim ng Bandanag Itim” will give you every reason to laugh, with its lead star Vhong Navarro, who is known for his antics which is seen daily in the variety show “It’s Showtime.”
Vhong in the film is Mang Kepweng, whose character changes after gaining popularity. This also leads his magical scarf to lose some of its powers. To make amends for his mistakes and to save the land of the fairies and humans, he must defeat the villain who stole a magical black scarf.
Catch “Mang Kepweng: Ang Lihim ng Bandanag Itim” via KTx.ph and TFC IPTV from January 8 to February 7, 2021. While for iWantTFC, the selling period is from January 8-February 5, 2021, and the viewing period is from January 8-February 7, 2021. You may stream the movie for 48 hours upon purchase.
Do not miss the chance to catch “Fan Girl,” “The Boy Foretold by the Stars” and “Mang Kepweng: Ang Lihim ng Bandanag Itim,” binge-watch now with your family and friends for USD 4.99 (CA 4.99, AUD 7.99, JPY 610, SGD 6.98, SAR 19.90, AED 17.99, EUR 5.49, and GBP 4.99) each movie. You may stream each movie for 48 hours upon purchase.
For iWantTFC subscribers, you may purchase tickets now via the website www.iwanttfc.com or via the iWantTFC mobile app on android and soon for the mobile app on iOs. You may stream the movies for 48 hours upon purchase.
On the other hand, for TFC IPTV subscribers, you may go to the “Shows and Movies for Rent” category, click the “2020 MMFF” folder, and choose the film of your choice to rent. You may stream the movie for 48 hours upon purchase.
While for those who will watch via KTx.ph, go to ktx.ph, under “Movie Hits” click the movie of your choice, and choose a date you prefer to watch the film. You may stream the movie for 48 hours upon purchase.
For more details about the film, visit iwantfc.com, ktx.ph, mytfc.com, or TFC’s official Facebook pages applicable to your area.