Mano Po

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Mano Po
Directed by Joel Lamangan
Produced by Roselle Monteverde-Teo
Written by Roy C. Iglesias
Starring Maricel Soriano
Richard Gomez
Ara Mina
Kris Aquino
Eddie Garcia
Boots Anson-Roa
Music by Von de Guzman
Distributed by Regal Entertainment
Release date
  • 25 December 2002 (2002-12-25)
Running time
133 minutes
Country Philippines
Language Filipino

Mano Po (Chinese: 吻手; pinyin: Wěn shǒu; literally: "Hand kiss") is Regal Entertainment's entry for the 2002 Metro Manila Film Festival. The film focuses on the lives of the Chinese Filipino community. Mano Po stars an all-star cast headed by Maricel Soriano, Richard Gomez, Kris Aquino and Ara Mina. Eddie Garcia and Boots Anson-Roa play the patriarch and matriarch of the Go clan respectively.

The film won the most major awards in the film-awarding bodies, including 12 awards in the 28th Manila Film Festival in 2002. It was named Best Picture, Best Actor (for Eddie Garcia), Best Actress (for Ara Mina), Best Supporting Actress (for Kris Aquino) and Best Director (for Joel Lamangan). Mano Po was among the top-grossing films in time for the Metro Manila Filmfest.

The film's success was followed by another episode, Mano Po 2: My Home and a spin-off, Bahay Kubo: A Pinoy Mano Po! that was released in 2007.



Year Award-Giving Body Category Recipient Result
2002 Metro Manila Film Festival [1] Best Picture Mano Po Won
Best Director Joel Lamangan Won
Best Actor Eddie Garcia Won
Best Actress Ara Mina Won
Best Supporting Actress Kris Aquino Won
Best Cinematography Leslie Garchitorena Won
Best Production Design Tatus Aldana Won
Best Editing Tara Illenberger Won
Best Original Story Roy Iglesias and Lily Monteverde Won
Best Screenplay Roy Iglesias Won
Best Musical Score Von de Guzman Won
Gatpuno Antonio J. Villegas Cultural Awards Mano Po Won

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  1. ^ "Metro Manila Film Festival:2002". IMDB. Retrieved 2014-04-09.

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