"KATAS NG SAUDI" (2007)
An overseas worker comes home from Saudi and finds that coming home is harder than he thought it would be. He has to reconnect with his children who have all grown without him, and readapt to a lifestyle that includes his family.
Posted: August 5th, 2008 @ 2:04am
Director: JOSE JAVIER REYES
Produced by: MAVERIC FILMS
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The film tells the story of Oca, an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in Saudi Arabia, who has recently come home after 10 years of drilling oil in the Arabian kingdom. As he tries to make up for his long absence, he soon finds that winning his family's affections isn't as easy as spoiling them rotten with "pasalubongs" and shopping sprees. His wife (Lorna Tolentino) is having a hard time accepting the fact that her husband is financially supporting his mother (Vangie Labalan), his older sister (Eugene Domingo), and his brother-in-law (Dick Israel). His children (Shaina Magdayao, Arron Villaflor and Julian Estrada) grew without a father's image and are thus estranged to him.
2008 GOLDEN SCREEN AWARD:
- Best Motion Picture
- Best Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role (Musical/Comedy)
- Best Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role (Musical/Comedy)
2007 METRO MANILA FILM FESTIVAL:
- Best Actor
- Gatpuno Antonio J. Villegas Cultural Award