Kris Aquino, Jodi Sta. Maria, Ian Veneracion, Kim Chiu, Xian Lim, Julia and Talia Concio, Bimby Aquino Yap, Ronaldo Valdez, Nova Villa, Pokwang and Derek Ramsay comprise the stellar line-up of All You Need Is Pag-Ibig – Star Cinema’s official entry to the upcoming 41st Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) its MerryGalo this December.
All You Need Is Pag-ibig is a heartwarming and romantic family movie, written and directed by Antoinette Jadaone, with Yoshe Dimen as co-writer. The film illustrates and presents the varied forms of love along with all its complications and triumphs through the intertwined stories of the characters portrayed by its ensemble cast. All You Need Is Pag-ibig is an intensely relatable movie as it explores and presents all the wonders one may discover from the many facets of love – from puppy love to unrequited love; from love of family to a love that is the stuff of dreams; and from the kind love that has faded to a love that is jaded.
All You Need Is Pag-ibig is the very first film that Jadaone directed under Star Cinema since You’re My Boss, which is one of the highest grossing films of 2015. Jadaone is widely known as the Blockbuster Hugot Director Of The Philippines after she wrote and directed That Thing Called Tadhana in 2014, which is to date, the highest grossing Filipino independent film of all time.
It should also be noted that All You Need Is Pag-ibig marks her return to the MMFF since the very successful second installment of Feng Shui in last year’s festival.
This is also the first big-screen team up of Jodi Sta. Maria and Ian Veneracion, who are now known as Amorado and JodIan after gaining a massive mainstream following because of their roles as star-crossed lovers Amor de Jesus-Powers and Eduardo Buenavista on the top-rating primetime series Pangako Sa ‘Yo.
The inimitable love team of Kim Chiu and Xian Lim, whose most recent project together is the mobile series on Star Flix Must Date The Playboy, make a grand movie comeback to give their signature rom-com flavor to the film. All You Need Is Pag-ibig is also Derek Ramsay’s third project under Star Cinema this year after he appeared in the smash hits Ex With Benefits and Etiquette For Mistresses.
All You Need Is Pag-ibig also stars Pokwang, who has endeared herself to millions of Filipinos after consistently portraying family-centric characters in numerous Star Cinema hit movies; veteran actors Ronaldo Valdes and Nova Villa; award-winning child actor Bimby Aquino-Yap; and child wonders Julia and Talia, also known as the Concio Sisters.
All You Need Is Pag-ibig is the perfect family bonding movie this Christmas as it celebrates the power and many forms of love. The film will remind Filipinos that love is the only and ultimate force that could overcome the many hardships and challenges of life.
All You Need Is Pag-ibig opens in cinemas nationwide starting today, Dec. 25.