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#BetYouDidntKnow: 'Bata, Bata, Paano Ka Ginawa?'

Here are the things you probably didn’t know about the movie “Bata, Bata, Paano Ka Ginawa?”

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5/13/2014 in News
#BetYouDidntKnow: 'Bata, Bata, Paano Ka Ginawa?'

The classic novel of Lualhati Bautista,“Bata, Bata, Paano Ka Ginawa,” was acquired by Star Cinema in 1998. And on the same year, the classic novel became a major motion picture starring the Star For All Seasons Vilma Santos.

  • • “Bata, Bata, Paano Ka Ginawa” was the first movie adaptation of a book done by Star Cinema.
    •  Star Cinema head Malou N. Santos had the book translated into a movie because she thought the story of the book was a breakthrough.
    •  “Bata, Bata, Paano Ka Ginawa” was acquired by the film outfit at the time when it was a required reading material by schools.
    •  This is also the first movie of Star For All Season Vilma Santos under the film outfit. Her next films were all movies about mothers such as “Anak (2000),” “Dekada 70 (2001),” “In My Life (2009),” and “The Healing (2012).” All movies were commercial and critical success.
    •  Highly-respected director Chito S. Roño was chosen to helm the film.
    •  Because of its slightly liberal tone, the film has been rated PG-13.
    •  Vilma’s line “Wala akong ginagawang masama” which was replied by then childstar Carlo Aquino “Akala mo lang wala pero meron! Meron! Meron!” was actually spoofed in another Star Cinema movie “Tanging Ina (2003)” with Carlo saying the same exact line.
    •  In 2000, the film had a screening in New York, Manhattan as a part of Asian and Asian American film screenings at the Anthology Film Archives.
     
    “Bata, Bata, Paano Ka Ginawa” revolves around the story of a non-conformist NGO worker named Lea Bustamante (played by Vilma) who is raising her two kids Ogie (Carlo Aquino) and Maya (Serena Dalrymple) from different fathers amidst an ultra-conservative society.
       
 

“Bata, Bata, Paano Ka Ginawa” reaped numerous awards from various award-giving bodies:
 
GAWAD URIAN
Best Film
Best Actress – Vilma Santos
Best Supporting Actress – Serena Dalrymple
Best Screenplay – Lualhati Bautista
PMPC STAR Awards
Best Actress – Vilma Santos

Young Critics Circle
Best Film
Best Director – Chito Rono
Best Performer – Vilma Santos
Best Screenplay – Lualhati Bautista

Gawad Pasado
Best Actress – Vilma Santos
Film Academy of the Philippines (FAP)
Best Film
Best Actress - Vilma Santos
Best Supporting Actor-Carlo Aquino
Best Supporting Actress-Serena Dalrymple
Best Production Design
Brussels International Independent Film Festival
Best Actress - Vilma Santos

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