Supriya Ghosh

Anak (film)

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
7.2/101 Votes Alchetron
1 Ratings
Rate This

Rate This

Directed by  James Limbo Sanggalang
Edited by  George Jarlego
Director  Rory Quintos
Producer  Trina N. Dayrit
7.2/10 IMDb

Music by  Jessie Lasaten
Initial release  10 May 2000 (Philippines)
Cinematography  Joe Batac
Screenplay  Ricky Lee, Raymond Lee
Anak (film) httpsimagesnasslimagesamazoncomimagesMM
Produced by  Charo Santos Concio Malou N. De Guzman Jessie Lasaten
Screenplay by  Ricardo Lee Raymond Lee
Starring  Vilma Santos Claudine Barretto
Cast  Vilma Santos, Claudine Barretto, Cherry Pie Picache, Joel Torre, Amy Austria
Similar  Philippines movies, Dramas

The Child (Anak) is a 2000 Filipino family drama film directed by Rory Quintos starring Vilma Santos and Claudine Barretto with Baron Geisler.The film was critically acclaimed by film critics. It was the Philippines' submission to the 73rd Academy Awards for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but was not accepted as a nominee.The film is often regarded as the best Filipino film of all time.


The film has been restored by ABS-CBN Film Archives. The restored version premiered on ABS-CBN's movie channel, Cinema One, on May 22, 2013.


A woman struggling to make a better life for her family finds that her efforts have caused a rift between her and her children in this downbeat family drama. Josie is a mother of three children (Carla, Michael, and Daday) from the Philippines who takes a job in Hong Kong as a nanny for a wealthy couple for several years. She knows she can make far more money in Hong Kong than she could at home, but also has qualms about how her absence will affect her children, especially when her husband died not long after she left. When Josie returns home, she has gifts for everyone and savings from her salary, which she plans to use to start a business. Her children, however, don't welcome their mother with open arms. The younger kids, Daday and Michael, are guarded around Josie, and while they eventually mend their relationship with their mother, the oldest, Carla, does nothing to disguise her resentment for what she sees as callous abandonment of her family. Carla openly challenges Josie's authority, starts dating boys she knows her mother wouldn't approve of, flaunts her burgeoning sexuality, begins using drugs and has multiple abortions.


  • Vilma Santos as Josie
  • Claudine Barretto as Carla
  • Joel Torre as Rudy
  • Baron Geisler as Michael
  • Amy Austria as Lyn
  • Cherry Pie Picache as Mercy
  • Sheila Mae Alvero as Daday
  • Leandro Muñoz as Brian
  • Tess Dumpit as Norma
  • Cris Michelena as Arnel
  • Hazel Ann Mendoza as Young Carla
  • Daniel Morial as Young Michael
  • Gino Paul Guzman as Don Don
  • Jodi Sta. Maria as Bernadette
  • Odette Khan as Mrs. Madrid
  • References

    Anak (film) Wikipedia

    Similar Topics
    Amy Austria
    Cherry Pie Picache
    Claudine Barretto