Foster Child Reviews

February 14, 2021
Some of the footage is remarkable. Long takes follow one or another character through city streets or slum alleyways: chaos, noise, kids, dirt, shanties.
June 16, 2008
The poverty and desperation is palpable, but where Slingshot showed the constant hustling and thieving in a male-dominated culture, Foster Child is anchored by women...
March 22, 2008
A gritty look at the nurturing love of a foster mother in a Manila slum for a three-year-old boy.
March 13, 2008
Like Cristian Mungiu did in 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, Brillante Mendoza attempts to take the camera from the opening shot of Touch of Evil to quotidian life in the slums.