MMFF 2016: Collection of Reviews and Feedback (Oro)

A secluded community depended on mining is disrupted by an armed group who claims to be a representative of the government which causes change to the traditional way of life of the community’s residents. The community is led by a woman barangay chairperson who deals with the armed group exploiting their simple and once undisturbed community.

The film is produced by Feliz Film Productions. It stars Irma Adlwaran and Joem Bascon.

Oro received a Rated B certification from the Cinema Evaluation Board.

Irma Adlawan on a scene in their MMFF 2016 entry, Oro.



Director Alvin Yapan brilliantly tackles the issues that need to be brought to light in a film that has the elements an ordinary moviegoer looks for: a tight storyline, characters one can relate to, and a lesson at the end. It also leaves the viewer with a nagging question: What can I do?” –Bubbles Salvador,

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…fine acting ensemble is one of the most intense groupings you’ve ever seen recently in Philippine cinema…” -Lilit Reyes, PhilStar Global

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…ORO relives the golden age of the Philippine cinema where realistic films about injustice abounds.” -Ely Valendez,

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(More reviews are to follow)

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Golden Tomato
With brilliant acting, relateable characters and a compelling story, Oro stands out from this year’s MMFF thanks to these factors and Irma Adlawan.

Despite Nora Aunor leaving this film after a day, Irma Adlawan comes to save the day and does a remarkable job with it. Packing brilliant acting from its cast, relateable characters and an intelligent story, Oro packs a bunch of features that allows it to be a standout in this year’s MMFF.

Oro received a Rated B certification from the Cinema Evaluation Board.


Author: Marlo Mancenido

@schtoofeed | Writer of The Movie Authorities, Seeker of the Best | Game writer and designer | Film fanatic | A campus journalist representing Camarines Norte as part of Collab for more than 2 years.

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