Directors’ Showcase / UK premiere

Lukas the Strange (Lukas Nino)

  • John Torres /
  • Philippines /
  • 2013 /
  • 82 mins

Cheeno Ladera Dalog, Edilberto Marcelino, Tao Aves

An adolescent is plunged into a realm of mystery, legend and dreams.

A small town in the Philippines is turned upside down by the arrival of a film crew that has everyone excited. Meanwhile, 13-year-old Lukas finds his own world overturned when he is told that his father is a tikbalang (halfhorse, half man). His father’s disappearance leaves Lukas to try to unravel the mystery of his own heritage and his own nature. A stunning and disorientating film on the magic of life and the magic of cinema.

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  • #1 Gavin Pringle / Friday 28 June, 2013 / 11:50 GMT

    It was nonlinear, abstract, esoteric and bewildering. Soundtrack voices didn't match voices on screen, subtitles when no *person* was speaking, no story but spoke on a subconscious level. Did i like it? No idea!

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