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Director: Kohki Hasei
Country: Philippines/Japan/Italy
Year: 2015
Runtime: 75 minutes
Language: Tagalog with English subtitles

Eleven-year-old Blanka survives alone in Manila begging and stealing from tourists. She dreams of saving enough money to “buy” a mom, but she has to make countless efforts in order to collect enough. An opportunity arises when she meets Peter, a 55-year-old blind street musician who teaches Blanka how to sing. Together they join forces and face everyday struggles, learning to understand that money cannot buy the love of a person.

Principal Cast: Cydel Gabutero, Peter Millari, Jomar Bisuyo, Raymond Camacho, Ruby Ruiz

Writer: Kohki Hasei
Producer: Flaminio Zadra, Alberto Fanni
Cinematographer: Onishi Takeyuki
Editor: Ben Tolentino
Music: Aska Matsumiya, Alberto Bof, Francis De Veyra