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Kidlat Tahimik

“I think I’m an accidental filmmaker. It wasn’t something I planned.”

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    PERFUMED NIGHTMARE

    Kidlat Tahimik Philippines, 1977

    In a surreal style entwining dream and documentary, Filipino actor-director Kidlat Tahimik’s debut creatively catches its disillusioned protagonist between the “First” and “Third” Worlds. A milestone film in post-colonial cinema, later championed stateside by Werner Herzog and Francis Ford Coppola.

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