December 4, 2023


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MMFF 2018: Rainbow’s Sunset, the big winner


ManilaRainbow’s Sunset nearly sweeped all of the major awards at the 2018 Metro Manila Film Festival Gabi ng Parangal Thursday, December 27.
A film about an 84-year-old father and husband who comes out to his family and leaves his wife to take care of his dying best friend. 
It won the Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, and Best Original Theme song awards and Best Director for Joel Lamangan who directed the movie. It  was also awarded the Gat. Antonio J. Villegas Cultural award.
Gloria Romero won Best Actress, Aiko Melendez won Best Supporting Actress, and Tony Mabesa won Best Supporting Actor for their roles in the film.
Eddie Garcia and Max Collins won Special Jury prizes also for their portrayals in Rainbow’s Sunset.
The winners in other categories at the Gabi ng Parangal are:
  • Second Best Picture – Aurora
  • Third Best Picture – One Great Love
  • Best Actor – Dennis Trillo, One Great Love
  • FPJ Memorial Award – Jack Em Popoy: The Puliscredibles
  • Best Cinematography – Aurora
  • Best Editing Award – Jack Em Popoy: The Puliscredibles
  • Best Musical Score – One Great Love
  • Best Sound Design – Aurora
  • Best Visual Effects – Aurora
  • Best Production Design – Rainbow’s Sunset
  • Best Student Short Film – Kasilyas from Bulacan State University
  • Best Child Performer – Phoebe Villamor, Aurora
  • Best Float – Jack Em Popoy: The Puliscredibles
  • Stars of the Night – Jericho Rosales and Anne Curtis

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