In the grand tradition of inspiring dramas that celebrates family relationships, Star Cinema proudly present young stars Kathryn Bernardo and Julia montes in "Way Back Home," a heartwarming film about ennduring love and forgiveness. In the powerhouse cast are Tonton Gutierrez, Lotlot de leon, Enrique Gil, Sam Conception and Agot Isidro. The director is Jerry Lopez Sineneng whose fine body of work includes the teleserye "immortal" and 1991's "Soltera."
"Way Back Home" tells the story of the Santiago sisters Jessica (played by Julia) and Joanna (portrayed by Kathryn). Jessica was only four years old when her younger sister Joanna got lost during a vacation. Since then, Jessica has felt unloved by their mother Amelia (Agot). The family spends the bext 12 years trying to look for the missing Joanna because Amelia refuses to believe that her child is dead.
All the time, Joanna has been living as the daughter of a fisherman and his wife who had raised the girl as their own flesh and blood. Now named Ana Bartolome, she grows up in a simple but loving home by the seashore.
Ana and Jessica meet as teenagers. In the process, Ana is reunited with her biological family. As Amelia's grief turns into joy and showers attention on Ana to make up for lost time, Jessica feels more left out and envious. The sisters and the rest of the family struggle to build a harmonious relationship in spite of their hurts and brokenness.
Kathlyn and Julia feel very blessed to be given a very important film, Kathryn says, "Sobrang thankful po kami at masaya dahil binigyan kami ng chance na maipakita bamin 'yung iba naming side."
Julia, who describes this break as an "extremely big opportunity," is still amazed even as they have wrapped up shooting and are already promoting the movie. "Hindi kami makapaniwala. Nagpapasalamat kami and may halong pressure talaga." She declares that she and Kathlyn are challennged to please the discriminating movie audiences. "Sa TV, buksan mo lang ang TV mapapanood ka na. Sa pelikula, talagang mag eefort sila na maglabas ng sariling pera," reasons Julia. "Kaya kailangan worth it "yung mapanood nilang pelikula," Kathlyn points out.
Based on the increasing fan support and the great interest in the film, Direk Jerry predicts a long and fruiful career for his main stars. "This is the launching of Kathryn Bernardo and Julia Montes na minahal ng buong bayan, buong mundo." he reiterates. "They will go far ..... these two future superstars."
"Way Back Home" opens in theaters on August 17, 2011.