Last year, history was made when the first cinema opened in Saudi Arabia, followed by the opening of the first multiplex in the Kingdom. Just recently, another milestone has been made… this time by the Philippine entertainment industry!
That’s right! The film “Hello, Love, Goodbye” is making history as the first Filipino movie to be screened in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Mico del Rosario, Star Cinema executive, shared the fantastic news on Instagram just recently:
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Filipino Movie Makes History in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
The romantic movie “Hello, Love, Goodbye,” which features Filipino stars Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards, opens in Jeddah this month, ABS-CBN News reported . With a running time of 120 minutes, the Tagalog language movie will include Arabic and English subtitles.
Set in Hong Kong, the film follows the story of Joy (Bernardo), a poor millennial who sees her domestic helper job as temporary. She is determined to uplift the lives of her family by eventually going to Canada, or wherever her dreams my take her. Along the way, she meets Ethan (Richards), a playboy bartender who is intent on living permanently in the city.
Amid all the hardships of working abroad, Joy and Ethan form a friendship that turns into love. But with Ethan soon to become an official resident of Hong Kong, and Joy’s imminent plans to leave… is there a future for them, or will their individual dreams push them apart?
Catch this latest Filipino blockbuster in Jeddah starting August 8, 2019. For more information (i.e. dates and screen times) about the movie and to buy tickets, you can visit the official website of VOX Cinemas.
Other than Jeddah, “Hello, Love, Goodbye” will also be screened in the following countries:
- Singapore – August 8, 2019
- Taiwan – August 11, 2019
- Hong Kong – August 18, 2019
- Malaysia – August 23, 2019
- Cambodia – August 25, 2019
- Vietnam – August 25, 2019
- Japan – September 1, 2019
- South Korea – September 28 & 29, 2019
In case you haven’t seen it yet, here is the trailer for the movie shared by The Filipino Channel (TFC) on YouTube:
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Aside from its romantic storyline, “Hello, Love, Goodbye” also features life abroad, so many overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) can definitely relate with this movie. After watching, how about treating yourself to a Burger Yum or Chicken Joy? Here’s a list of Jollibee branches in Saudi Arabia, in case you are craving for your favourite Pinoy fast food!