Foster Child (film)

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Foster Child, also known as John John, is a Filipino indie pregnancy drama film produced by Seiko Films, which stars Cherry Pie Picache as a temporary foster parent to an abandoned child. The film is directed by Brillante Mendoza.

Foster Child is Brillante Mendoza's fourth feature film, following Manoro (2006). Mendoza is the fourth Filipino director whose work was screened in the Directors' Fortnight of the Cannes film fest.


Thelma (Cherry Pie Picache), together with her husband Dado (Dan Alvaro) and teenage sons Gerald (Alwyn Uytingco) and Yuri (Jiro Manio), are an urban poor family hired by a local foster care facility to provide temporary home and care to abandoned babies pending the latter's formal adoption. The inevitable separation is heart-rending for the foster family.

Thelma's foster child John-John (Kier Segismundo) is to be turned over to his adoptive American parents. Every moment with the 3-year-old John-John becomes more precious as Thelma goes through the day fulfilling her motherly duties for the last time—bathing John-John, feeding him, and bringing him to school where the boy participates in a school presentation.



28th Durban International Film Festival

  • Best Actress: Cherry Pie Picache

6th Gawad Tanglaw Awards

  • Best Film: Seiko Films
  • Best Story: Ralston Jover
  • Best Actress: Cherry Pie Picache
  • Best Supporting Actress: Eugene Domingo
  • Best Directors: Dante Mendoza

18th Annual Circle Citation (YCC)

  • Best Film: Seiko Films
  • Best Screenplay: Ralston Jover

5th ENPRESS Golden Screen Awards

  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role (Drama): Cherry Pie Picache

10th Gawad Pasado Awards

  • Pinakapasadong Pelikula: Foster Child
  • Pinkapasadong Istorya: Ralston Jover
  • Natatanging Bituin ng Pelikulang Pilipino sa Taong 2007: Cherry Pie Picache
  • Natatanging Direktor ng Pelikulang Pilipino sa Taong 2007: Dante “Brillante” Mendoza

31st Gawad Urian Awards

  • Best Actress: Cherry Pie Picache

56th FAMAS Awards

  • Best Child Actor: Keir Segismundo

2nd Gawad Genio Awards

  • Best Film: Seiko Films
  • Best Film Actress: Cherry Pie Picache
  • Best Film Child Performer: Keir Segismundo
  • Best Film Screenwriter: Ralston Jover
  • Best Film Story: Ralston Jover
  • International-Excellence Awardee: Cherry Pie Picache
  • Outstanding Genio Awardee: Seiko Films

17th Brisbane International Film Festival


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