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Lineup of PPP 4th edition revealed — 12.10.2020

JC Santos (left) and Hiro Nishiuchi in “Kintsugi”

The COVID-19 pandemic “can be a good time for watching movies,” said National Artist for Film Kidlat Tahimik, whose documentary “Lakaran ni Kabunyan: Kabunyan’s Journey to Liwanag” is the opening film in this year’s edition of the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP).

“Senior citizens aren’t allowed to go out, but the young spirit inside me has allowed me to watch online film festivals. That’s why the PPP has a captive audience,” said Kidlat during the recent virtual media gathering to formally launch the festival that will run from Oct. 31 to Nov. 15.

Asked to describe what “Lakaran” is all about, Kidlat said: “The star of the movie is my youngest son, Kabayan, who moved to Davao from Baguio in 2017. I picked ‘Lakaran’ as the title because the Katipuneros would always speak of ‘lakaran’ not just as walking from Point A to Point B. At the end of the lakaran, there’s liwanag (enlightenment). It was a spiritual goal that accompanied the physical trip.”

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