04 Mei 2008

Surat Jemputan: The Road to Kalimugtong

Monday 5 May 8.00pm

The Road to Kalimugtong
Mes De Guzman; 2005, 87 min

For Jinky and Potpot, two Igorot children living in Benguet in northern Philippines, life is a daily trek to and from school through mountains, rivers and hanging bridges. Their elder brothers Ramil and Ronaldo work as market porters and all-round handymen to earn money and to Jinky and Potpot to school. Having lost their parents when they were all still young, and now living with their ailing grandfather, they have to support the family and fend for themselves. This portrait of rural family life in majestic Benguet is a lyrical tale of faith and survival, performed with freshness and spontaneity by real Igorot children. The beautiful images heighten the subtlety to lend a powerful voice to the marginalised people.

New Director's Prize, San Sebastian International Film Festival
Jury Prize, Cinemanila Film Festival
Best Director & Best Prod Design, Urian Awards
11 nominations including Best Picture, Gaward Urian

HELP Univ College Theatrette, Pusat Bandar Damansara, KL
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