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Circle Competition 2017 » Balangiga: Howling Wilderness

Balangiga: Howling Wilderness

10/20 6:00PM Gateway
10/21 6:30PM Trinoma (Gala)
10/22 4:00PM UP Town Center
10/23 1:00PM Gateway
10/24 1:00PM Gateway
10/24 6:30PM Galleria
10/24 6:30PM Cinematheque Manila
10/25 4:00PM UP Town Center
10/25 9:00PM Trinoma
10/26 8:30PM Gateway
10/27 1:30PM Galleria
10/28 6:30PM Galleria
Circle Competition 2017 Finalist
120minsIntimate Historical EpicR13
Director: Khavn
Producer: Achinette Villamor, Edong Canlas, Khavn
Script: Jerry Gracio, Achinette Villamor, Khavn dela Cruz
Director of Photography: Albert Banzon
Editor: Carlo Manatad
Music: Khavn dela Cruz (featuring Lolita Carbon & Max Surban)
Cast: Pio del Rio, Warren Tuaño, Justine Samson, Daniel Palisa

1901, Balangiga. Eight-year-old Kulas flees town with his grandfather and their carabao to escape General Smith's Kill & Burn order. He finds a toddler amid a sea of corpses and together, the two boys struggle to survive the American occupation.



Khavn (born 1973, Manila) is a poet, novelist, songwriter, pianist, and filmmaker known for his punk, innovative, and genre bending cinema. The father of Philippine digital filmmaking, Khavn has made 51 features and 115 short films. He has served as jury member at the Berlinale, Clermont-Ferrand, CPH:DOX, Jeonju, BiFan, Jihlava, & Dok Leipzig film festivals and has exhibited at the MoMA, Guggenheim Museum, Tate Modern, Museum of the 21st Century Arts in Rome, National Museum of Singapore, and Venice Biennial Architecture. He has lectured at the Berlinale Talent Campus, Bela Tarr’s Film Factory, Goethe Institute Nigeria, and he Danish Film Institute, and has curated programs for Viennale, Edinburgh International Film Festival, and Sharjah Biennial.