Towards the Sky (Tungkung Langit)

Towards the Sky (Tungkung Langit)

  • Directed by Kiri Lluch Dalena
  • Philippines, 2013
  • Workshops in the Philippines - Manille
  • Memory & History, Youth
  • Shooting place : Manille
  • Duration : 20 min
  • Audio : Tagalog
  • Subtitles : English, French


"Tungkung Langit" is a title that refers to the god in the Panay epic whose tears become rain, but in the short film, two young children do not weep but offer an intimate perspective into their lives as they speak to each other about their experience during a typhoon that devastated their city and left them orphans. Speaking to each other of their trauma through play and in the smallest of whispers before falling asleep becomes “a means by which these orphans heal”; the film reinforces and envisions this healing.

  • Direction : Kiri Lluch Dalena
  • Image : Kiri Lluch Dalena
  • Sound : Jippy Pascua
  • Edition : Kiri Lluch Dalena

Rewards, festivals and diffusions

Festival International de Films de Femmes

  • Place : Créteil (France)
  • Date : 2015

Cinéma du Réel

  • Place : Paris (France)
  • Date : 2014

Festival International Jean Rouch

  • Place : Paris (France)
  • Date : 2014

Visions du Réel

  • Place : Nyon (Switzerland)
  • Date : 2014

États Généraux du Film Documentaire

  • Place : Lussas (France)
  • Date : 2014

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