The 6th Philippine Film Festival Opening Night Gala - Mano Po (2002)VIEW EVENT DETAILS
Opening Night Gala
Drinks Reception 18:00; Opening Screening 18:45; Close 21:00
About Philippine Film Festival
The Philippine Film Festival is an annual activity of the Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong SAR organized in cooperation with the Film Development Council of the Philippines. Allowing Hong Kong audiences the opportunity to experience the rich culture and history of Philippines through the country’s unique cinematic language, selected films will be presented at various schools, including Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Lingnan University etc. In collaboration with the Philippine Consulate General, Asia Society Hong Kong Center will also present 3 films to our members and audiences to promote the exchange of cinematic arts between the Philippines and Hong Kong.
Man Po (2002)
Dir. Joel Lamangan / 110 minutes
Language: Filipino, Mandarin and English with English Subtitles
During the Chinese Revolution in 1949, young Chinese copra trader Fong-Huan marries Elisa, a young and pretty Filipina girl. The couple’s children, Daniel and Linda, are raised in a mixture of Chinese and Filipino-Hispanic tradition. These richly cultured people are the ancestors of a dysfunctional third-generation family whose daughters tell their own stories of joy, struggle, and the complex realities in the life of Filipino Chinese families. Mano Po was among the top-grossing films and won the most major awards in various film-awarding bodies, including 12 awards in the 28th Manila Film Festival in 2002. It was named Best Picture, Best Actor (Eddie Garcia), Best Actress (Ara Mina), Best Supporting Actress (Kris Aquino) and Best Director (Joel Lamangan).
Co-presented with Philippine Consulate General