Mano Po 1: My Family Movie (2002)




Mano Po Movie stars is an all-star cast film led by Diamond Star Maricel Soriano and Kris Aquino and is focused on the struggles of a Chinese-Filipino family in the Philippines, and later became a film series. Produced by Regal Entertainment and directed by Joel Lamangan, this first Mano Po film is an official entry to the 2002 Metro Manila Film Festival and earned 28 major awards nominations from various award-giving bodied and won 12 of them.

Mano Po Movie Plot Summary

This family drama movie starts in 1949 when young Luis Go (Cogie Domingo) brought his young Chinese-Filipino bride Elisa (Maxene Magalona) to China from the Philippines. However, she receives discrimination from Luis’ parents. Shortly, Elisa returned to the Philippines but Luis decided to come with her. Decades later, Don Luis Go (Eddie Garcia) celebrates his 80th birthday as a rich prominent businessman.

In her speech, Vera Go (Maricel Soriano) eldest granddaughter of Luis and Elisa (Boots Anson-Roa) revealed that his grandfather used to work as a cook while her grandmother Elisa worked as a launderer. They entered into several businesses until Don Luis Go became the president of Go Group of Companies. Nevertheless, the Go clan had some conflicts and faced a lot of challenges in their lives.

Below is the complete list of awards won by Mano Po Movie:

2003 FAMAS Awards

* Best Supporting Actress (Kris Aquino)

2002 Metro Manila Film Festival

* Best Picture
* Best Director Joel Lamangan
* Best Actor Eddie Garcia
* Best Actress Ara Mina
* Best Supporting Actress Kris Aquino
* Best Cinematography Leslie Garchitorena
* Best Production Design Tatus Aldana
* Best Editing Tara Illenberger
* Best Original Story Roy Iglesias and Lily Monteverde
* Best Screenplay Roy Iglesias
* Best Musical Score Von de Guzman
* Gatpuno Antonio J. Villegas Cultural Awards

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Mano Po Movie Cast

Maricel Soriano, Kris Aquino, Ara Mina, Richard Gomez, Eddie Garcia, Tirso Cruz III, Eric Quizon, Gina Alajar, Amy Austria, Boots Anson-Roa, Maxene Magalona, Cogie Domingo, Jay Manalo, Allan Paule, Jim Pebanco, Richard Quan, Carlo Maceda, Nanding Josef, Menggie Cobarrubias, Tony Mabesa, Jenine Desiderio, Elizabeth Ty Chua, Bon Vibar, Irma Adlawan, Pocholo Montes, Dido de la Paz, Tom Olivar, and many more.

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