菲律賓電影《你好,愛情,再見》 在台上映 感動無數移工|Romantic drama strikes a chord with overseas Filipino workers

【看英文中國郵報學英文】菲律賓浪漫愛情電影《你好,愛情,再見》描述在海外打拼的菲律賓人生活與掙扎,引起在台菲裔移工們的熱烈回響,甚至在周日追加場次。

The Philippine romantic drama “Hello, Love, Goodbye,” which portrays the lives and struggles of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), resonated strongly with Filipinos in Taiwan, and two extra screenings were needed on Sunday to meet demand.

放映負責人Marie Yang表示,原本只計畫放映兩場,但由於購票人數達上百人,他與另一位負責人Myra Liu才決定於周日下午加開兩場。

Marie Yang, co-organizer of the screening, told CNA that only two screenings were planned originally, but due to demand for tickets from hundreds of Filipino migrant workers, she and co-organizer Myra Liu decided to hold two extra screenings on Sunday afternoon.

她說:「由於購票的人太多,決定多開兩個場次。我們已經賣出980張票,卻還有一百多人向我索票。」

There were so many people asking me for tickets, so that’s why I was compelled to open up two more screenings,” she said. “A total of 980 tickets were sold and there were still another 100 people asking me for tickets.”

她認為,購票的人之所以蜂擁而至,是因為這部片讓海外移工們產生了共鳴,他們能與劇中角色產生認同與連結。

The rush for tickets was believed to be because many overseas Filipino migrant workers identified with the movie’s story and characters, Yang said.

一位三十歲的菲律賓看護Apple Gordula為了看這部電影特地從台中跑到台北。她說:「這是一個很動人的愛情故事,劇情也讓海外菲籍移工感同身受。電影深刻描繪我們從事的工作,以及我們對家的需求與依賴。」

Apple Gordula, a 30-year-old caregiver from Taichung who traveled to Taipei to watch the movie said, “I think it is a beautiful love story that many OFWs can relate to,” she said. “It portrays the work the OFWs are involved in and also the communication they need to have with their families.”

一名自稱Julian的受訪女性說,這個愛情故事吸引她遠道專程從台南來到台北欣賞電影。

A woman identified only as Jilian said it was the love theme that attracted her and her friends to travel from Tainan to Taipei to watch the movie.

另一名來自新北的看護Sally說道,週日看了兩場這部電影,且每次看都忍不住流淚,因為她覺得自己就是電影裡的女主角。

A caregiver from New Taipei named Sally, who saw the movie twice on Sunday, said she cried watching the movie because she felt she identified with the movie’s main female character.

一位自稱Diane的受訪女性表示,電影裡的角色之所以極具感染力,是因為它使觀眾們憶起自己曾經經歷過的痛苦與掙扎。

Another woman named Diane said the characters were really effective because they made the audience feel the pain they themselves are going through.

電影《你好,愛情,再見》7月31日於菲律賓430間影院上映。根據菲律賓當地電視台(ABS-CBN News),截至8月11日已經拿下美金7百萬(約新台幣兩億三千萬)的亮眼票房。

Hello, Love, Goodbye” opened in the Philippines on July 31 at 430 cinemas in the country and as of Saturday had grossed over 400 million pesos (US$7.68 million), according to a report by ABS-CBN News that day.

由於反應熱烈,負責人表示考慮會在台北加開更多場次。

Because of the strong interest in the movie in Taiwan, Yang said there is the possibility that more screenings of the movie could be held in Taipei.