It’s that time of the year this Yuletide Season with the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) back in cinemas! The pandemic is still here and everyone is advised to still follow the mask on protocol.
And after three years, multi awarded director Paul Soriano of Ten17p Productions is also back in the Top Eight of this year’s MMFF circle courtesy of his latest film, MY TEACHER.
Starring no less than Toni Gonzaga and one third of the famous trio TVJ, comedian, poet, painter, music composer, DJ, host and the list goes on for the legendary and iconic Joey de Leon.
In their recent grand press conference held at Winford Hotel Manila, Toni and Joey led the cast alongside with real life lovers Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte, Pauline Mendoza, Kych Minemoto, Isiah dela Cruz and Ms. Carmi Martin.
Also part of the cast but missed during the presser were Rufa Mae Quinto and Kakai Bautista.
It was delightful to see Joey de Leon and Toni G together again and starring in a movie for the first time after spending a few good years in Eat Bulaga where Toni used to host the longest running noontime show in her young adult journey.
The film gives tribute to one of the unsung heroes in our society and the very people who helps mold our education outside the home, our beloved teachers. The movie also features that anybody can be educated regardless of age and status in life.
Toni as a teacher and Sir Joey as a student. Both characters expected to learn many things about lessons in life.
Here are a good number of reasons why YOU must watch and see My Teacher this coming December 25 in cinemas:
*At 76, JDL aka Joey de Leon as he is fondly called by Toni is almost semi-retired as an actor and his comedic adlib and sense of humour is still on point!
We just see him once in a while on Eat Bulaga in special portions. Returning to the big screen after five years, as a student is nothing new to JDL. He even shared he misses Iskul Bukol, a comedy show he starred with Tito and Vic Sotto back in the late 1970s. Audience are looking forward to how he will blend and grind with the rest of the characters in the film.
*The love team of #LoiNie aka Loisa and Ronnie is still sweet and endearing and their fans will surely enjoy watching them again in one film after their last rom-com together in 2020.
*Rising stars Pauline, Kych and Isiah are worth watching as these actors will not be left behind in dramatic and light-hearted, funny scenes. They have high respects on JDL and they look up to him when it comes to professionalism and longevity in the industry.
*The alluring comedy and dramatic seasoned actress Ms. Carmi Martin is thankful and grateful being directed by Paul Soriano for the 1st time. Her presence in the film as one of the teachers will surely bring joy and sparkle to the film’s premise.
*Back in the MMFF again, Toni starred with sister Alex in the 2021 box office hit, The Exorsis. Her fans and the audience in general will look forward to her onscreen chemistry with Joey as My Teacher is their first film together!
Toni disclosed that if JDL did not accept the project, they will have to shelf it since the movie was created with him on mind.
*When it’s a Paul Soriano film, it really must be good. The award-winning films he directed and co-produced can attest to his brilliance in coming up with films worth our time and curiosity in the genres of drama, comedy, suspense and experimental.
*The cast ensemble itself is the gold medal prize in My Teacher. Their characters and roles are expected to make us laugh and cry and hope and dream.
My Teacher is presented by TinCan Films, Ten17P and Godfather Productions.
Extra special shout out to Winford Manila, Hello Glow by Ever Bilena, Shopee and Eureka Appliances during the grand presscon.
There is a film for everyone at the 2022 Metro Manila Film Festival. This is revenge year in coming back to the cinemas after two years into the pandemic so let’s go out and watch all eight entries with our family and Dabarkads!