Mae Cruz-Alviar supports postponement of summer MMFF

Heidi Hsia

20 Mar – Filmmaker Mae Cruz-Alviar welcomes the postponement of the Metro Manila Film Festival's summer edition following the outbreak of COVID-19.

As reported on Inquirer, the director, whose upcoming movie, "Love or Money" has also been selected as one of the eight entries for the festival, stated that she supports the decision to not hold the inaugural event in April like originally scheduled due to the serious nature of the pandemic in the national capital region.

"It saddens me that this health crisis is affecting not just our film and film outfit, but the industry as a whole. However, at this point, what matters is for the health situation to be managed for everyone's best interest," she said.

The romantic comedy film, which stars Coco Martin and Angelica Panganiban in their first ever collaboration, previously had to postpone filming in Dubai due to the outbreak of COVID-19 back in January. It later resumed production in the UAE city.

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