Director Joel Lamangan
Film series Mano Po
Running time 1h 50m
Music director Von de Guzman
Release date 25 December 2002 (2002-12-25)
Writer Roy Iglesias (story), Lily Y. Monteverde (story), Roy Iglesias (screenplay)
Cast Maricel Soriano (Vera Go), Richard Gomez (Raf), Kris Aquino (Juliet Go-Co), Ara Mina (Richelle Go), Eddie Garcia (Don Luis Go), Tirso Cruz III (Daniel Go)
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Mano Po (吻手; Wěn shǒu) is Regal Entertainment's entry for the 2002 Metro Manila Film Festival. The film focuses on the lives of the Chinese Filipino community. Mano Po stars an all-star cast headed by Maricel Soriano, Richard Gomez, Kris Aquino and Ara Mina. Eddie Garcia and Boots Anson-Roa play the patriarch and matriarch of the Go clan respectively.
The film won the most major awards in the film-awarding bodies, including 12 awards in the 28th Manila Film Festival in 2002. It was named Best Picture, Best Actor (for Eddie Garcia), Best Actress (for Ara Mina), Best Supporting Actress (for Kris Aquino) and Best Director (for Joel Lamangan). Mano Po was among the top-grossing films in time for the Metro Manila Filmfest.
The film's success was followed by another episode, Mano Po 2: My Home and a spin-off, Bahay Kubo: A Pinoy Mano Po! that was released in 2007.
ReferencesMano Po Wikipedia
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