Lukas The Strange

Lukas nino

Podivnej kluk Lukáš

Script: John Torres, Dodo Dayao, Sherad Anthony Sanchez
Photography: Albert Banzon, Gym Lumbera
Editing: John Torres
Sound: John Torres, Theo Lozada
Music: Jorem Lim
Color: Colour
Language: Tagalog
Lukas's father is a tikbalang, a Filipino centaur and trickster who can make people disappear. Or maybe he just heard wrong. The director presents a succession of fleeting images expired film – a mixture of documentary, film-within-a-film and fantasy. The sensitive recycling of personal memories, cheap Filipino movies, and a country's history.

An action film is being shot near the village. In the make-up room, people talk about the river that can help forget even the most painful things. Like the rest of the film, the cheap props are a metaphor – primarily for the nature of the Marcos dictatorship.

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Peliculas Los Otros
John Torres
59 Mahabagin St.
Teacher's Village East
1101 Quezon City
+63 919 8885189

Festival edition: 2013
Sections: Doc-fi
Exhibition format: HD
Subtitle languages: English


The leitmotif of this year’s edition of the Ji.hlava IDFF will be memory