Mr. Tahimik wins Caligari Prize at Berlin International Film Festival!
At the 65th Berlin International Film Festival in February 2015, Mr. Kidlat Tahimik wins Caligari Prize that is given to a film with an innovative approach and aspiring theme in the International Forum of New Cinema section!
The Prize was awarded to "Balikbayan #1 （Memories of Overdevelopment Redux III）".
Mr. Tahimik started shooting the film in 1979, taking thirty-five years to complete this epic. This is a magnificent story in which Tahimik, as Magellan’s slave, guided the explorer on his quest to travel the circumference of the world.
For Tahimik, a laureate of the Arts and Culture Prize of the Fukuoka Prize 2012, this is his second achievement at the Berlin International Film Festival. It has been 38 years since he won the International Critics Award at the Berlinale for "Perfumed Nightmare”, that was screened in Fukuoka upon his visit.
Our audience at the Public Lecture in 2012 may remember a preview of Balikbayan #1 because Tahimik released a part of the film which was in process of production at that time.
Time has passed since then, and it is truly impressive that the film is completed and now awarded at the Berlinale!
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