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Awarding Winning Directors
|Asia Focus: Year of the Fukuoka Film Festival||1996|
|Cast||Lorna Tolentino / Stefano Mori / Ariel Rivera|
|Other Information||1996 Color / 35mm / VISTA / 121 minutes / English Subtitles|
After having a baby despite not being married, Louella gives her baby up for adoption to the church in order to work in Hong Kong. Seven years later, she returns to the Philippines and learns the church has moved and her son goes missing. "Madonna and Child" portrays a lot of problems in the Philippines by weaving into each scene messages about working overseas and the bonds of mother, child, and family. This is an excellent work of the Philippines' leading female director, Marilou Dias-Abaya.