“Hello, Love, Goodbye,” starring Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards, was nominated for Best Asian Film Award at the 2019 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (AACTA).
Directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina, Star Cinema’s movie depicts the challenges faced by OFWs living in Hong Kong through the lens of a budding love story between a domestic helper and a bartender.
It features the first-ever team between Bernardo and Richards, and it became the highest-grossing Filipino film of all time (winning more than P880 million) after its premiere last July.
It was described as a “highly relatable romantic comedy” by AACTA in its announcement of its appointment this Tuesday.
“Hello, Love, Goodbye” will compete with entries such as South Korea’s “Parasite” (Cannes Palme d’Or winner) and “Ne Zha” (Chinese Official Submission to the 2020 Academy Awards Best International Feature Film category) for the award.
The other entries come from India and Japan.
The winner of Best Asian Movie will be revealed in Sydney as part of the award ceremony scheduled for December 4.
This is the third year that AACTA will be rewarding, as part of its Asian Engagement Programme.
The campaign seeks to recognize excellence in filmmaking across the Asian region and is being regarded as a result of the growing popularity and value of Asian films in Australia.
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