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Xian Lim showers Kim Chiu with hugs and kisses on 'The Ghost Bride' screening.

Kapamilya actor Xian Lim was just too proud of onscreen partner and rumored girlfriend Kim Chiu for the success of her Halloween movie, 'The Ghost Bride'.

As he walked in the cinema, Lim was first welcomed by the film's director, Chito RoAo. Upon seeing Lim, Chiu uttered a happy 'Xi' you're here!' Lim then congratulated the lead actress with a tight hug and a sweet kiss.

All the action was captured by TV Patrol anchor Gretchen Fullido in a video she shared to fans via Instagram.

The video also showed cast members Kakai Bautista, Christian Bables and Ina Raymundo.

'The Ghost Bride' revolves around the character of Mayen, played by Chiu, who, because of grave financial needs, engaged into the Chinese tradition of ghost marriage.

Ghost marriage is a union of two people wherein one or both partners are deceased. This is done by the Chinese for certain reasons, such as to ensure the continuation of the family line and the commemoration of the departed, to integrate daughters in a patrilineage, to ensure that no younger member of the family will be married ahead of older ones, and other family needs. In turn, the sacrifices of a ghost bride would be rewarded by the family of the deceased, by providing her and her family with financial support.

Chiu, having come from a Chinese family, revealed that a close relative of hers was once a ghost bride. As this relative dedicated her life to her dead husband, her family was financially rewarded.

Produced by Star Cinema, 'The Ghost Bride' is now showing in cinemas nationwide. JB

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Publication:Philippines Daily Inquirer (Makati City, Philippines)
Date:Nov 2, 2017
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