28th Tokyo International Film Festival

CROSSCUT ASIA #02 The Heat of Philippine Cinema

BalikBayan#1 Memories of Overdevelopment Redux III.5 (Working Title, 1979-2015)


Director:Kidlat Tahimik


Japanese Premiere

10/23 19:50-  Ticket sales have closed.  
10/24 10:20-  Ticket sales have closed.  

150min. English, Spanish, Tagalog Color | 2015 The Philippines | 


Kidlat Tahimik of Perfumed Nightmare (1977) and Turumba (1983) is well-known in Japan as a cross-genre artist who participated in the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale. BalikBayan #1 is his long-awaited feature. The year 2021 will be the 500th anniversary of Ferdinand Magellan’s first-ever circumnavigation of the globe, but this docudrama insists that Malacca-born slave Enrique is the one who actually made it. This is a grand attempt to reinterpret world history from an Asian point of view. Filming has continued for over 35 years, and the story is still evolving. We see actors including Tahimik himself in different roles, young then and aged now, but existence of karma is implied between those roles. This uniquely different storytelling is a fine example why Tahimik stands out from the rest.

Schedule & TicketData


10/23 19:50 - (150min)


Q&A : Kidlat Tahimilk(Director)

Please note that the stage appearances of guests and scheduled time of the show may change according to circumstances.

Tickets ¥1300(Tax included)

Tickets (student) ¥1000 | Tickets at the Door (student) ¥500 (Tax included)



10/24 10:20 - (150min)


Q&A : Kidlat Tahimik(Director)

Please note that the stage appearances of guests and scheduled time of the show may change according to circumstances.

Tickets ¥1300(Tax included)

Tickets (student) ¥1000 | Tickets at the Door (student) ¥500 (Tax included)


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Kidlat Tahimik

Born in Baguio, Philippines in 1942, Kidlat Tahimik has been recognized as the “Father of Asian Independent Cinema". His 1977 debut Perfumed Nightmare received the FIPRESCI Award at Berlinale, and Why Is the Middle of the Rainbow Yellow? (1994) was released in the theaters. His activities extend beyond filmmaking, including ritual performances with indigenous Ifugaos, and diverse artistic installation projects.

Director/Production Designer:Kidlat Tahimik
Cinematographer (16mm 1983):Boy Yniguez
Cinematographer (Video 2013) :Lee Briones
Cinematographer (Video 2014):Kidlat de Guia
Costume Designer:Katrin de Guia
Sound:Ed de Guia
Music (1979):Los Indios de Espana
Music (2015):Shanto
Editor (1983):Charlie Fugunt
Editor (2015):Abi Lara
DCP Conversions: Chuck Guttierrez (VoyageFilms)

Kidlat Tahimik
George Steinberg
Kawayan de Guia
Katrin de Guia
Virginia de Guia
Lopes Nauyac
Danny Orquico
Wigs Tysman
Dave Barradas
Laida Lim
Kalipay de Guia
Tommy Hafalla
Kabunyan de Guia

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