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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Foster Child

Fortnight 2007, Feature film, 1h38


Thelma, together with her husband Dado and two teenage sons Gerald and Yuri belongs to an urban poor family in Manila, Philippines. They are hired by a local Foster Care Facility to provide temporary home and care to abandoned babies pending the babies formal adoption. This is the story of such an event, when Thelma’s latest foster child John-John is to be turned over to his adoptive American parents. Every moment with the 3-year old John-John becomes precious as Thelma goes through the day.


Brillante Mendoza

Brillante Mendoza was born in 1960 in San Fernando, Pampanga, Philippines. He studied fine arts major in advertising at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila. He started his career as a production designer in feature films, television, theater and in television advertising for the past 10 years. Foster Child is his 4th feature film.

Cherry Pie Picache
Eugene Domingo
Jiro Manio
Kier Alonzo

Ralson Jover

Odyssey Flore

Emmanuel Clemente

Charliebebs Gohetia

Jerold Tarog

Set decoration
Benjamin Padero

Production : Seiko films, Inc 53 Times St. West Triangle, Quezon City Philippines Tél : +632 372 92 26 / +632 294 6340 Fax +632 372 9227 / +632 6339 Ventes à l’étranger / Foreign sales : Ignatius Films Canada 1412 Seaview Drive, Missisauga L5C 1X5 Canada Tel : +632 747 6742 Fax : +632 531 9831

Title in Original Version : John John