A different kind of spirit arrives this Christmas as “The Exorsis” makes its way to the cinemas for the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) on Dec. 25.
“The Exorsis” is an upcoming horror-comedy film starring box office queens and certified comedic duo – Ultimate Multimedia Star, Toni Gonzaga, and country’s top influencer, Alex Gonzaga. Following their film “Mary, Marry Me” last 2018, the Gonzaga sisters return to the MMFF to bring another treat for the whole family.
Gina (Toni Gonzaga) and Dani (Alex Gonzaga) are sisters with very different personalities. Gina is a formal, goal-oriented person, while Dani is more of a free spirit, living life on a day-to-day basis. Being orphans, it has been Gina’s responsibility as the eldest to take care of their family, and her grocery business has been able to provide for her and her sister’s needs. Fate makes a way for Gina’s unfulfilled dreams to come true when an opportunity abroad comes knocking on her door, but she becomes hesitant to grab this chance in fear that Dani, her reckless and irresponsible sister, will not be able to manage her growing grocery business.
One eerie night, a mysterious girl named Leng-Leng passes by and unfortunately falls into an accident right in front of Gina’s grocery store and dies. Her spirit wanders, finds Dani, and takes over her body. Now possessed by Leng-Leng, Dani tries to attack everyone she meets, including her sister. Dani’s condition worsens, and Gina finds a way to help and protect her sister, and save Dani from the evil spirit of Leng-Leng that refuses to leave her body.
After last year’s virtually celebrated festival due to the pandemic, the 47th Metro Manila Film Festival finally returns to the cinemas, and The Exorsis is one of the official entries to this prestigious festival.
Co-produced by Viva Films and TinCan film production, this is Alex and Toni’s reunion project, and both expressed on their social media how excited they are for their upcoming film, “Yehey! We made it to this year’s MMFF! See you sa Pasko!” (Yehey, we made it to this year’s MMFF! See you on Christmas!”) said Toni on her Instagram account as she posted the film’s poster, Alex also promoted the movie on her account and posted another version of the movie’s poster with the caption “Mga sissss!! Deserve ninyong tumawa ng natatakot ngayong Pasko. Balik sine na tayo! Ito na #TheExorSis. December 25 sa mga sinehan!” (Everyone! You all deserve to laugh and be scared at the same time this Christmas. It’s time to go back to the cinemas! #TheExorSis. Dec. 25 in cinemas!”)
This film is directed by up-and-coming director, Fifth Solomon, who is also Alex’s good friend and the director of her film “Nakalimutan Ko Nang Kalimutan Ka.” He also wrote and directed “Dulo”, a Vivamax Original movie streaming this Dec. 10.
A story about family and loving them beyond all means. Prepare to feel different emotions as this film is ready to make you laugh, cry and feel scared all at the same time. “The Exorsis” is showing in cinemas this Dec. 25 as an official entry to the 47th Metro Manila Film Festival.