Thursday, 6 October 2016

Hinulid Teasers and Poster - QCinema International Film Festival 2016 Circle Competition Official Entry

A woman returns to the village of Cagbunga in the Bikol region carrying the ashes of her only son via the old train that circles her universe like the ‘tandayag,’ the primordial serpent.

Inspired by the story of Carlos Ojeda Aureus, ‘The Night Express Does Not Stop Here Anymore,’ Hinulid tells the story of Sita Dimaiwat, a devout Roman Catholic who lost her son in a hazing incident in Manila.

Set at the beginning of the new millennium, Sita now an OFW, decides to cremate her son’s remains and travels back to Bikol as she reckons and reconciles how her life story is intimately rooted in the folk stories and religious devotions despite the unending and repeated stories of human violence. Aided by a walkman— Sita listens to the recording of his son’s law lessons and tries to hold unto what is left for her. In a filial act of mourning she will prove that memory is stronger than justice and that even the most broken life can be restored to its moments.

Hinulid (The Sorrows of Sita) is the first collaboration between screen legend Nora Aunor (Superstar) and Bikol's enfant terrible Kristian Sendon Cordero. The first film of Nora Aunor to use her native language (Bikol-Iriga), Hinulid also features Bikolnon writers, radio dramatists, academicians, and cultural workers as local actors

QCinema International Film Festival 2016 runs from October 13 - 22 2016 at Ayala Trinoma, Gateway Cinemas, Robinson’s Galleria, and UP Town Center.

QCinema International Film Festival 2016 Screening Schedule here

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