ATE VI’S ‘ANAK’ GROSSES P14-M ON OPENING DAY
Quezon City, May 14, 2000 The latest movie of Lipa Mayor Vilma Santos, "Anak," grossed P14M when it opened last Wednesday, making it the third-in-a-row smash hit offering from Star Cinema.
Two other big hits produced by Star Cinema were the Sharon Cuneta-Richard Gomez starrer "Minsan, Minahal Kita" and "Tunay Na Tunay, Gets Mo, Gets Ko," which starred Robin Padilla and Jolina Magdangal.
Moviegoers who went to watch "Anak" (Star Cinema's latest offering for Mother's Day) were only women, but also men. It was also heartwarming that people of all ages and from all levels of society are undoubtedly drawn by the heart-rending theme of the movie. The dramatic film tackles the plight of an overseas Filipino worker (played by Vilma Santos) who comes home again to a family in shambles after working in Hongkong for several years.
"Anak" is directed by Rory Quintos from a well researched screenplay by Ricardo Lee and Raymund Lee.
It also stars Claudine Barreto as the self-destructing and rebellious daughter who turns her mother's (Vilma’s) homecoming into a veritable hell.
Observes Malou Santos, managing director of Star Cinema, producer of Anak: “Siguro ang appeal ng 'Anak' stems from its plot, with which Filipino families can easily identify. May kamag-anak man silang overseas worker o hindi. Kasi, more than dealing with the story of an OFW, 'Anak' tackles family disputes, this time set in a contemporary setting and situation."
"Nakatulong din na parehong magaling sina Vi at Claudine sa pelikula. Pati na ang kanilang mga co-stars na sina Baron (Geisler), Cherry Pie (Picache) and Amy Austria. Kahit na si Joel Torre, na very special lang ang participation sa pelikula, proved to be a standout," Ms. Santos further stated.
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