Foster Child
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Foster Child
Director Brillante Mendoza tells the affectionate tale of a poor family living in the Philippines that is hired by a local Foster Care Facility to provide temporary care and shelter for abandoned babies. Thelma and her husband Dado live in Manila with their two teenage sons Gerald and Yuri. Despite the fact that her family lives in abject poverty, Thelma receive a fair amount of fulfillment in life by serving as a surrogate mother to abandoned children who are awaiting adoption. A young three year-old named John-John is Thelma's latest charge. Now, as the kind-hearted foster parent… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The poverty and desperation is palpable, but where Slingshot showed the constant hustling and thieving in a male-dominated culture, Foster Child is anchored by women..."
‑ Sean Axmaker, GreenCine
"A gritty look at the nurturing love of a foster mother in a Manila slum for a three-year-old boy."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Like Cristian Mungiu did in 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, Brillante Mendoza attempts to take the camera from the opening shot of Touch of Evil to quotidian life in the slums."
‑ David Phelps, Slant Magazine
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