The highest grossing film in Philippine movie this year and a blockbuster hit of the two biggest artist of rival network ABS-CBN and GMA, Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards on their first time pairing for the movie Hello, Love, Goodbye has made it as nominee for the Best Asian film award.
The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (AACTA) finally revealed the nine films to compete for this year’s Beat Asian Film Award. The said award is to recognize the importance and films popularity in Australia from 19 Asian regions. Hello, Love, Goodbye directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina is a movie that highlights the struggles and challenges faced by Overseas Filipino Workers who lives and work in Hongkong it also features the emerging love story of Kathryn as Joy an OFW and Alden as Ethan as Bartender.
Alongside with Hello, Love, Goodbye other nominees are: Sriram Raghavan’s Andhadhun (India); Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy (India); Jiao Zi’s Ne Zha (China); Bong Joon-Ho’s Palme D’Or winning Parasite (South Korea); Zhang Yimou’s Shadow (China); Thiagarajan Kumararaja’s Super Deluxe (India); Frant Gwo’s The Wandering Earth (China) and Makoto Nagahisa’s We Are Little Zombies (Japan). According to AFI AACTA CEO Damian Trewhella he is excited that nominees for the award exceeds high standard of quality filmmaking that is why it is being recognize not only in their own country but other award giving bodies in other country as well, “There is a fast-growing interest in Asian film, both here in Australia and abroad. It is wonderful to see how responsive Australian audiences are to the films crafted by our neighbouring Asian film industries, which continue to inspire us in our own work.” he added.
The winners of Best Asian Film Award 2018 are Muye Wen’s Dying to Survive and Nitesh Tiwari’s Dangal. The announcement of winners will be during the Industry Luncheon on December 2 and AACTA Awards Ceremony will be on December 4. Way to go Hello, Love, Goodbye team!