- Rainbow’s Sunset is now showing in cinemas.
- We counted down the Top 10 Reasons Why ‘Rainbow’s Sunset’ Is A Must-Watch This MMFF 2018!
The annual Metro Manila Film Festival has already started. And one of the entries that made some buzz among audiences is the family drama Rainbow’s Sunset. The film is directed by Joel Lamangan, starring Eddie Garcia, Tony Mabesa and Gloria Romero. It is produced by Heaven’s Best Entertainment and distributed by Solar Pictures.
We counted down the Top 10 Reasons Why Rainbow’s Sunset Is A Must-Watch This MMFF 2018!
10. The Only Family Drama in this year’s MMFF.
Family dramas are common staples of the Metro Manila Film Festival. The MMFF has brought us some of the timeless classics like ‘Tanging Yaman‘ (2000), ‘Dekada 70‘ (2002) and ‘Mano Po‘. This year, we witness a one of a kind family drama in Joel Lamangan‘s ‘Rainbow’s Sunset‘.
9. Powerhouse Casting.
The film features some of our veteran actors and actresses in the industry, led by Gloria Romero, Eddie Garcia, Tony Mabesa, Tirso Cruz III, Aiko Melendez, Sunshine Dizon, Max Collins, Shido Roxas, and Ross Pesigan.
8. It’s Powerful Story and Message.
The film follows the story of Ramon Estrella, an 84-year old retired senator, temporarily leaves his wife of six decades to take care of his gay best friend who is dying of cancer. He has his wife’s blessings, but Ramon’s three children are scandalized. The old man defies their collective protest and declares that he loves his friend—godfather to all three both in baptism and matrimony—the same way that he loves his wife. The news quickly sends shock waves to the community, raising the hackles of the ex-senator’s second-born, the first of two feisty daughters. As the city’s newly elected mayor, she is the sole heiress to her father’s political legacy. When the youngest child—a formidable feminist and activist—sides with her father and godfather, and the eldest—a weakling and flawed bureaucrat—figures in a scandal of his own, the siblings turn on one another, resulting in a full-blown three- sided war. Their ever patient and loving matriarch does her beatific best to sue for peace among her brood—with some timely help from the absent patriarch. Blood eventually proves thicker than water, but the force of filial piety cannot mend all of the siblings’ differences. Not when one of them remains resolute in her prejudice against homosexuality.
It tackles important themes and subjects such as the lives of the elderly LGBT community, the importance of love and family, the acceptance of one’s identity and gender preferences.
7. It is directed by Joel Lamangan.
Joel Lamangan is the award-winning director behind the films ‘The Flor Contemplacion Story‘, ‘Aishte Imasu 1941‘, ‘Blue Moon‘, ‘Mano Po‘, ‘Mila‘ and ‘Desperadas‘. He is also behind the television series ‘Vietnam Rose‘ (2005), ‘Enchanted Garden‘ (2012), ‘Onanay‘ (2018), and ‘Pamilya Roces‘ (2018). This Christmas, he gives us a one of a kind family drama with ‘Rainbow’s Sunset‘.
6. Max Collins.
Kapuso actress and model Max Collins stars in ‘Rainbow’s Sunset‘ as the younger version of Ms. Gloria Romero‘s character, Sylvia. She previously starred in the Mike De Leon‘s noir crime drama ‘Citizen Jake‘. The film will mark her first time in joining the annual Metro Manila film Festival.
5. Sunshine Dizon.
Kapuso actress Sunshine Dizon stars in the family drama ‘Rainbow’s Sunset‘. She was last seen on the GMA Telebabad television series ‘Inday Will Always Love You‘ as Martina Lazaro. In ‘Rainbow’s Sunset‘, she plays Marife, one of the children of Eddie Garcia‘s character. The film marks her return to the MMFF since ‘Mulawin: The Movie‘ which was part of the 31st Metro Manila Film Festival.
4. Tirso Cruz III.
One of the most famous veteran actor today, Tirso Cruz III previously starred in the highly successful Kapamilya revenge drama television series ‘Wildflower‘ starring Maja Salvador, where he played as one of the main villains, Julio Ardiente. He is part of the upcoming action drama series ‘The General’s Daughter‘ featuring Angel Locsin, to be aired on ABS-CBN this 2019. In ‘Rainbow’s Sunset‘, he plays one of the children of Eddie Garcia‘s character who is against his decision of coming out as gay.
3. Aiko Melendez.
Filipina actress and politician Aiko Melendez plays Georgina, one of the children of Eddie Garcia’s character who is against his decision of coming out as gay in the family drama ‘Rainbow’s Sunset‘. She previously starred in the highly successful revenge drama television series ‘Wildflower‘ as Emilia Ardiente-Torillo, and the epic fantasy ‘Bagani‘ which starred Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil. Her last film was BG Productions’ indie drama ‘Balatkayo‘ (2018) from a story by Jason Paul Laxamana, co-starring Polo Ravales and Nathalie Hart.
2. Gloria Romero.
Gloria Romero returns for this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival through ‘Rainbow’s Sunset‘ as Sylvia, wife of Ramon. She previously starred in past MMFF entries ‘Tanging Yaman‘ (2000), ‘Spirit Warriors: The Shortcut‘ (2003), ‘Bahay Kubo: A Pinoy Mano Po!’ (2007), ‘Nobody, Nobody But… Juan‘ (2009) and ‘Ang Panday‘ (2017). The film also marks the reunion of Romero and Garcia after they both starred in the film ‘Fuchsia‘ (2009).
1. Eddie Garcia.
One of the most veteran actors in Philippine cinema, Eddie Garcia has appeared in the most number of Philippine movies (over 300 films). He has also earned numerous awards, from Gawad Urian, Luna Awards, up to FAMAS where he became the most awarded and nominated person in the long history of the award-giving body, with a total of 34 nominations (13 Best Supporting Actor, 10 for Best Actor and 11 for Best Director). He got 6 Best Supporting Actor wins, 5 Best Actor wins and 5 Best Director wins, 3 Hall of Fame Awards, 1 Lifetime Achievement Award, the Fernando Poe, Jr. Memorial Award and the Hall of Fame for Best Actor, in 2003. His last film was the critically-acclaimed romance drama, Juan Miguel Severo‘s ‘Hintayan Ng Langit‘ directed by Dan Villegas.