A woman returns to the village of Kagbunga 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. In a filial act of mourning, she will reckon and reconcile the thin line that exists between tragedy and transcendence and prove and that even the most broken life can be restored to its moments.
About the Director:
Kristian Sendon Cordero is a Bikolnon writer, a cultural worker, an academic, and a filmmaker. He has won major literary awards including the National Book Awards; the Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature; the National Commission for Culture and Arts’ Writers Prize; the Madrigal-Gonzales Best First Book Award; the 2014 and 2016 Gintong Aklat Awards, and Maningning Miclat Poetry Awards among others. He has translated the works of Rainer Maria Rilke, Jorge Luis Borges, Franz Kafka, Oscar Wilde and Karel Capek to Bikol and Filipino. For his first full-length film, Angustia (CinemaOne Originals), the Young Critics Circle of the Philippines recognized his work as one of the Best First Films in 2013. Hinulid is his second film.