MANILA — Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards portray Hong Kong-based Filipino workers who fall in love in the much-awaited first look at Star Cinema’s “Hello, Love, Goodbye.”
In the teaser released Friday night, the characters are seen immersed in their work — Bernardo’s Joy appears to be a helper, while Ethan, played by Richards, is a bartender.
Exploring the cityscape of Hong Kong together, Joy and Ethan’s casual conversation about food makes a sharp turn with Joy’s sudden confession that she loves him.
Going by the teaser’s background song, however, the blooming romance won’t easily come by a happy ending, if at all. The ubiquitous “Kung ‘Di Rin Lang Ikaw,” as popularized by December Avenue and Moira dela Torre, serves as a hint of hurdles to come for Joy and Ethan. That, and the film’s bittersweet title.
Written by Carmi Raymundo and directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina, “Hello, Love, Goodbye” marks the first-ever team-up of Bernardo and Richards, whose respective love teams “KathNiel” and “AlDub” are arguably the biggest among their contemporaries.
A release date for “Hello, Love, Goodbye” has yet to be announced.