This is the dilemma that the characters of Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards are facing in Hello, Love Goodbye, written by Carmi Raymundo and under the direction of Cathy Garcia-Molina.
Joy (Kathryn) and Ethan (Alden) are two overseas Filipinos in Hong Kong with different goals in life. Joy is a domestic helper who is determined to do everything to have a better life, compared to the life she had as a child. While Ethan is a bartender who is building a permanent life in Hong Kong but has always been afraid of commitments.
In the process of getting to know each other, Joy and Ethan also discover new things about themselves, which could possibly affect the plans they have with their respective lives.
Hello, Love, Goodbye marks the first time that two of the prime stars today from Philippines’ media giants, ABS-CBN and GMA, are working on one project that tackles the lives of the overseas Filipinos.
“I appreciate the OFW more after seeing how hard their life is,” Kathryn said about portraying the life of an overseas Filipino. “In Hong Kong, they live a fast-phased life because they need to save. This movie opened me to different things and experiences that I can say made me whole. I salute the OFWs.”
On the other hand, Alden shared a bit what the audiences will expect in watching the film.
“With this movie, the audience will see the struggles and the good side of being an OFW. Also, they will see how they evolved from the usual OFW whose only concern is the welfare of their family into someone who also thinks of their self,” he said.
Also part of the film are Maymay Entrata, Jameson Blake, Joross Gamboa, Kakai Bautista, Lovely Abella, and Jeffrey Tam.
The now blockbuster film started screening in Papua New Guinea on Aug. 1, Saipan and Guam (Aug. 2), Norway (Aug. 4), and in the Middle East, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Brunei (Aug.8).
It started screening in the U.S., Canada, and Tel Aviv, and Israel yesterday, today in United Kingdom, tomorrow in Ireland, France, Austria, Italy, Malta, and Taiwan, Aug.18 in Hong Kong, Aug. 23 in Malaysia, Sept. 1 in Spain and Japan, Sept. 9 in Greece, Sept. 28 and 29 in South Korea, and coming soon in Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards graced the premieres in Dubai yesterday, in Abu Dhabi today, and in Singapore on Aug. 18. There will also be a special screening on Aug. 25 in Cambodia.
For the cinema list, visit usa.mytfc.com/hellolovegoodbye, emea.kapamilya.com, mytfc.com, or TFC’s official Facebook page applicable to your area.