Kidlat Tahimik
(Philippines)

Director, actor, screenwriter and producer Kidlat Tahimik is also called „the father of the Philippine independent film“. The founder of the “Philippine New Wave“ and an influential commentator on postcolonialism and the inequality of power in the world, who has been discovered to the West by Werner Herzog claiming that Tahimik’s films from the seventies can be considered as the most open-minded works of their times. And together with Francis Ford Copolla, Herzog helped him to present his most famous, partly autobiographic work Perfumed Nightmare. His mixture of diary film, documentary techniques and cinematic essay have already become a film classic. Since his debut, Kidlat Tahimik has earned a reputation of an inventor, whose sharp critique of the gap between the rich and the poor and other social issues builds on gentle humour, ordinariness as well as a passion for children’s games and word puns.

Filmography
Balikbayan #1 Memories of Overdevelopment Redux III
2015
The Forgotten Right
2011
Memories of Overdevelopment
2010
Our Film – Grimage to Guimaras
2006
BUBONG! (Roofs of the World! UNITE!)
2006
Japanese Summers of a Filipino Fundoshi
1996
Why is Yellow Middle of Rainbow? / I am Furious Yellow
1994
Orbit 50: Letters to My 3 Sons
1992
Sinong lumikha ng yoyo? Sinong lumikha ng moon buggy?
1982
Turumba
1981
Mababangong bangungot / Perfumed Nightmare
1977

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