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Aug 8, 2017
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We’ve seen this month’s cover girl, Mara Lopez, as she braved the waves and showed her surfing skills. Now, let’s take a look at the other creative side of the August muse—that is, Mara the actress.

Mara is a familiar face in the independent film industry. She has been a part of various movie festivals such as Cinema One Originals, Cinemalaya, and more. If you want to get tfamiliar with her, ehem, body of work, here’s a cheat sheet of some of her movies that you shouldn’t miss.

1) Palitan (2012)

Sometimes, Mara just wants to show her acting prowess (plus toned bod!) and get an acting award for it (she won Cinema One Originals 2012 Best Actress for this film). This was one of those times.

2) Debosyon (2013)

Nothing is more intriguing than a mysterious, beautiful woman, and that's exactly what Mara is in this film. She plays Salome, an enigmatic maiden who lives in the forest and falls in love with a stranger played by Paulo Avelino.

3) K’na, The Dreamweaver (2014)

The film shows a bittersweet love story involving members of the T'boli tribe and the struggles of the indigenous culture.

4) Toto (2015)

Mara is paired up with award-winning actor Sid Lucero for this dramed, which tackles the Pinoy’s obsession with the American Dream. 

5) Flotsam (2015)

If you want to see our cover girl in her element, then you definitely must check this film out! Added bonus: she stars alongside fellow FHM muse, Solenn Heussaff!

6) (TPO) Temporary Protection Order (2016)

Mara wowed audiences with her superb acting skills in this Sinag Maynila Festival entry. In it, she portrays a loving mother and battered wife under TPO Temporary Protection Order. Heavy stuff!

FHM August 2017 is available in supermarkets, convenience stores, newsstands, and bookstores nationwide!

You can score digital copies through the FHM app on Apple App Store (http://bit.ly/fhmphapple) and on Google Play (http://bit.ly/FhmPHandroid), Buqoand the Summit Media Newsstand (http://bit.ly/fhmmagph)!

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