BALANGIGA: Howling Wilderness

ASIAN PERSPECTIVE

Director: Khavn

Duration: 120 minutes

Production: 2018

Country: Philippines

Category: Fiction

SCREENING


THU, 29 NOV 2018 / CINEMAXX CINEMA A / 10.00

SYNOPSIS


1901, Balangiga. Eight-year-old Kulas flees town with his grandfather and their carabao to escape General Smith’s “Kill & Burn” order. He finds an infant amid a sea of corpses and together, the two boys struggle to survive the American occupation.

Balangiga, 1901. Kulas yang berumur delapan tahun melarikan diri dari kota bersama kakeknya dan carabao mereka untuk menghindari perintah “Kill & Burn” oleh Jenderal Smith. Ia menemukan seorang bayi di tengah lautan mayat dan berdua mereka berusaha untuk bertahan di pendudukan Amerika.

TRAILER


DIRECTOR


Khavn

Khavn is the director of more than 150 films — 52 features and 115 short films. He is also the composer of 23 albums and author of 7 books. His poetry and fiction have won in the Palanca Awards, the Philippines’ foremost literary award. He has served in the jury of various film festivals such as the Berlinale, Clermont-Ferrand, CPH:DOX, Jeonju, Bucheon, Jihlava, New Horizons, & Dok Leipzig. Khavn has exhibited at the MoMA, MAXXI, Guggenheim Museum, Tate Modern, National Museum of Singapore, & Venice Architecture Biennale. He has lectured at the Berlinale Talent Campus, Bela Tarr’s Film Factory, Goethe Institut, & the Danish Film Institute. Khavn has curated programs for the Viennale, the Edinburgh International Film Festival, & the Sharjah Biennial. Selected retrospectives of his films were presented in Rotterdam, Pesaro, Dokufest Kosovo, Sao Paulo, Taiwan, Film Mutations Zagreb, & Oberhausen among others.

Khacn adalah sutradra dari lebih dari 150 film—52 feature dan 115 film pendek. Ia juga adalah salah satu komposer dari 23 album dan pengarang dari tujuh buku. Puisi-puisi serta cerita-cerita fiksinya telah memenangkan Planca Awards, penghargaan paling berharga di Filipina. Ia telah menjadi juri di berbagai festival film seperti Berlinale, Clermont-Ferrand, CPH:DOX, Jeonju, Bucheon, Jihlava, New Horizons, and Dok Leipzig. Karya-karyanya turut dipamerkan di MoMA, MAXXI, Guggenheim Museum, Tate Modern, National Museum of Singapore, dan Venice Architecture Biennale. Ia juga mengajar di Berlinale Talent Campus, Bela Tarr’s Film Factory, Goethe Institute, dan Danish Film Institute. Vinnale, Edinburgh International Film Festival, dan Sharjah Biennial adalah program-program hasil kurasi Khavn. Karya-karya pilihan Khavn yang retrospektif ditayangkan di Rotterdam, Pesaro, Dokufest Kosovo, Sao Paulo, Taiwan, Film Mutations Zagrab, Oberhausen dan lain-lain.

Contact: 

Khavn De La Cruz

khavndelacruz@gmail.com