Day 1 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Special Screening of Kidlat Tahimik Films

Mababangong Bangungot (Perfumed Nightmares, 1977, 93 mins.)

Mababangong Bangungot or Perfumed Nightmare is a film starring, written, and directed by Kidlat Tahimik. It tells the story of a young Filipino taxi driver infatuated with the idea of space travel and the West but gradually becomes disillusioned after living in Paris. The film earned the International Film Critic’s Prize at the Berlin Film Festival. It has been shown in over 20 film festivals abroad. It also premiered in New York City, at the James Agee Cinema through the support of Francis Ford Coppola’s Zoetrope Studios. In his book “The Geopolitical Aesthetic: Cinema and Space in the World System,” American literary critic Frederic Jameson referred to Kidlat’s film as a “jeepney which crosses back and forth between the First and Third World.”