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Foster Child
(Foster Child)

by Brillante MENDOZA


In a poor district of Manila, the local social services have entrusted Thelma with fostering abandoned children until they are officially adopted. Today, Thelma’s foster child, John John, is to be handed over to his American adoptive parents.

As the day advances, each moment with the little boy becomes increasingly precious.

Mendoza’s camera films close up to bodies, traces the incessant journeys through the streets of the Philippine capital, and captures the harshest form of social reality, revealing the inequalities and interdependencies of the social classes, so close geographically and yet so distant in everyday life.

  • Titre français
    John John
  • Original title
    Foster Child
  • Titre international
    Foster Child
  • Scénario
    Ralson Jover
  • Photo
    Odyssey Flores
  • Montage
    Charliebebs Gohetia
  • Musique
    Jerold Tarog
  • Interprétation
    Kier Alonzo, Cherry Pie Picache, Eugene Domingo, Jiro Manio
  • Production
    Seiko Films, Centerstage Productions
  • Producteur exécutif
    Jocelyn Bracamonte, Robbie Tan
  • Directeur artistique
    Deans Habal
  • Décors
    Benjamin Padero
  • Distribution
    Ad Vitam :
  • Support de projection
    35 mm
  • Sous-titrage
  • Ratio

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