Sineng Pambansa: National Film Festival 2013

Sineng Pambansa 2013 opens today! Catch the masterpieces of 12 of the country’s most celebrated directors in this years All-Masters Edition. This is a celebration of the genius of Filipino filmmakers and the unique beauty of our landscape and culture.

Screenings are in all SM Cinema branches nationwide. Ticket is at PhP 100.
Lauriana - 2013 National Film Festival (exclusive at SM Cinema)

Mel Chionglo


In 1955, the residents of a small idyllic village in Quezon are jolted to discover the dark, disturbing secret of a soldier and his common-law wife. The incomprehensible act takes the protagonists on a six-decade journey to find remorse, retribution, and forgiveness.

Bamboo Flowers - 2013 National Film Festival (exclusive at SM Cinema)

Maryo J. de los Reyes

“Bamboo Flowers”

Bamboo Flowers talks about the lives of the young and the old Boholanos who have adapted to the changing behaviors of their lifestyles because of the dawning or tourism, technology and the demands of new age.

Sonata - 2013 National Film Festival (exclusive at SM Cinema)

Peque Gallaga & Lore Reyes 


Sonata is the story of a woman whose whole life is her art, and when she loses it, she loses her hold on the world until a young boy brings it back to her doorstep. The movie features veterans Cherie Gil and Richard Gomez.

Lihis - 2013 National Film Festival (exclusive at SM Cinema)

Joel Lamangan


Set in the 70s, two young male NPA warriors find themselves entangled in a web of frustrations, despair, and victory as they struggle to fight for their love in the middle of war against despotism and dictatorship.Lihis is a story of a fight for freedom and against bigotry.

Otso - 2013 National Film Festival (exclusive at SM Cinema)

Elwood Perez


With hopes to reconnect with his roots, Lex returns to Manila and writes a screenplay for an indie film based on his neighbors. In the process, he discovers that his illusions of filmmaking, romance, and the city itself are at odds with the truth.

Ang Tag-araw ni Twinkle - 2013 National Film Festival (exclusive at SM Cinema)

Gil Portes

“Ang Tag-araw ni Twinkle”

Twinkle is a rebellious young lady undergoing drug rehabilitation spends time in the company of her adoptive parents — a retired Army general and his wife — and her biological father, a former NPA leader with terminal cancer.

Badil - 2013 National Film Festival (exclusive at SM Cinema)

Chito S. Roño 


Nonoy is assigned to take over the role of monitoring and guarding a number of people who are in their list of voters committed to support their party candidates. Badil is a window into how flawed our basic political right has become.

Ano ang Kulay ng mga Nakalimutang Pangarap? - 2013 National Film Festival (exclusive at SM Cinema)

Jose Javier Reyes

“Ano ang Kulay ng mga Nakalimutang Pangarap?”

Teresa has dedicated sixty years of her life to the service of a middle class family at the expense of her own happiness and fulfillment. Now that the family’s matriarch has died, the children who were under Teresa’s care have to decide on the fate of their aged nanny.

Tinik - 2013 National Film Festival (exclusive at SM Cinema)

Romy Suzara


“If you are gay, this is your story. If you are a lover, this is your story.” Tinik promises an impartial study of homosexuality through the story of a middle-aged gay couturier and his attempts to hold on to his dignity amidst the dilemmas of his being a gay.

*Film posters and synopses grabbed from SM Cinema

You can watch the trailers for the films here

For screening schedule and branches, please visit SM Cinema.

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