Foster Child
Foster Child (2007)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 12, 2007
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Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Sean Axmaker
GreenCine

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...

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A gritty look at the nurturing love of a foster mother in a Manila slum for a three-year-old boy.

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David Phelps
Slant Magazine

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.

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Ivan Descartin
By mastering a certain visual style that seems to have little to no regard on proper framing and composition and also distilling his films through perennially… More