27th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
The Brief Lifespan of Fire Act 2 Scene 2: Suring and the Kuk-ok
director: Auraeus Solito
original title: Ang Maikling Buhay ng Apoy Act 2 Scene 2: Suring at ang Kuk-ok
running time: 9 min.
synopsisA Palawan legend tells a story of a cursed shamanic girl Suring who befriends a Kuk-ok, an entity that can transform into any being. An experimental movie, which combines live action and animation, brings to life the world of demigods and half-monsters in the most playful manner.
biographyAuraeus Solito (* 1969) is a Filipino director, playwright and activist, fighting for the rights of the native Indigenous population. He is a descendant of the Palawan shamans and kings and he is currently using his tribal name – Kanakan-Balintagos. His notable first feature film The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros (2005) received three awards at Berlinale.
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