‘Hello, Love, Goobye’ nominated as Best Asian Film in Australian academy awards

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‘Hello, Love, Goodbye’ is up against Parasite, the first South Korean film to win top prize at the Cannes film festival.

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 16) — ‘Hello, Love, Goodbye,’ the highest-grossing Filipino film of all time by director Cathy Garcia-Molina, is nominated for Best Asian Film at this year’s Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA).

In a media release Wednesday, the AACTA said the Philippines’ box-office hit of 2019 starring Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards is up against three films from India ("Andhadhun" by Sriram Raghavan; "Gully Boy" by Zoya Akhtar and "Super Deluxe" by Thiagarajan Kumararaja), three from China ("Ne Zha" by Jiao Zi and "The Wandering Earth" by Frant Gwo and "Shadow" by Zhang Yimou), one from South Korea ("Parasite" by Bong Joon-Ho) and one from Japan ("We Are Little Zombies").

Coming-of-age drama "Gully Boy" and dark comedy thriller "Parasite" are entries for Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards, more commonly known as the Oscars. "Parasite" is also the first South Korean film to win the top prize at the esteemed Palme d’Or of the Cannes Film Festival.

Multi-awarded actor Russell Crowe will lead the grand jury which will pick the Best Asian Film distinction at the AACTA. He will be joined by prized Australian director and producer Paul Currie; director, producer and screenwriter Renny Harlin; Japanese producer Adam Torel;Indian actress Tannishtha Chatterjee; Indian director, producer and writer Anurag Kashyap; Chinese producer Virginia Lok; and award-winning Chinese actress Chloe Maayan.

The category winner will be announced on December 4, 2019 in Sydney, considered home of the AACTA Awards, and presented by pay channel company Foxtel.

"Hello, Love, Goodbye," which has been turned into a novel, follows the story of Joy (Bernardo), a domestic helper, and Ethan (Richards), a bartender – and their struggle as migrant workers in Hong Kong.

The film broke records as it hit the P880 million-mark, overtaking the ₱810-milllion revenues of the romantic comedy film of Bernardo and her boyfriend Daniel Padilla, "The Hows of Us", which was also directed by Garcia-Molina.