The OFW-inspired romantic flick “Hello, Love, Goodbye” starring two of the Philippines’ biggest names in TV and film, Alden Richards and Kathryn Bernardo, made its premiere screening in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia last August 8 (Wednesday), as confirmed by Star Cinema executive Mico del Rosario in an Instagram post on Monday (August 6).
Saudi Arabia has one of the biggest OFW populations in the world so having a Filipino film screened in the Kingdom for the first time would be a welcome development in the Middle East country and for Filipinos living there.
“Hello, Love, Goodbye” Premieres in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Aside from Jeddah, the Star Cinema production will also get its commercial release in Singapore on the same date. Furthermore, the hit OFW drama will also be screened in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Japan, and South Korea, as shared in a report by ABS-CBN News.
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The story follows Joy (Bernardo) who works as a domestic helper (DH) in Hong Kong. As typically hardworking as Filipinos are overseas, Joy is also actively involved in the business of buying and selling items on Sundays, and even takes on a second job at night as a waitress to augment her earnings.
Joy does all this not only to send back home but also to finance her dream of flying off to Canada to practice nursing, her original course.
When she met and fell in love with the charming bartender Ethan, Joy was faced with a critical decision of choosing between love or her dreams, thus the drama unfolds… Will Joy follow her heart or pursue her dreams? Of course, the obvious thing to do is to watch the movie to find out!
Apart from the drama angle of the movie, there will also be plenty of relatable scenes where Filipinos hustle like there’s no tomorrow to earn enough money to support their families back home, even if it sometimes means dabbling with illegal activities such as working outside contract terms, and the many unspoken trials and victories of OFWs striving to earn their keep in a foreign country… not to mention the lighthearted moments, which are very typical of Filipinos wherever there may be in the world.
Here’s a short video clip shared by The Filipino Channel on Facebook:
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