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Retorospective: Kidlat Tahimik
Japanese Summers of a Filipino Fundoshi
Director_ Kidlat Tahimik
Philippines 1996 41min 16mm color shorts
Review

The tragic tale of the bahag, then a garment of respect and now a mere costume that is treated with ridicule and shame, is one that has colonization and its effects of extreme Western influence as antagonists. With Japanese Summers of a Filipino Fundoshi, Kidlat Tahimik takes the garment as a symbol of everything we have forgotten as a result of being the subjects of imperialist powers for more than three hundred years. The film starts as a conversation between Kidlat and his son, Kabunyan, where idle chatter about Marilyn Monroe’s immense sex appeal transforms into a discourse on the malleability of concepts of beauty. The film then transports the discourse to Japan, where the tragic tale of the bahag, or fundoshi, is shared. At that point, Kidlat Tahimik, makes the adverse effects of modernization and its requirements of cultural homogeneity, an international concern. (Francis Joseph Oggs Cruz)

CREDIT
  • DirectorKidlat Tahimik
  • EditorKidlat Tahimik
  • ProducerAichi Art Center, Cinematrix (K. Yano)
  • CinematographyKidlat Tahimik, Ryuji Osaki
  • SoundKabunyan de Guia
  • MusicGrace Nono, Arnel Banasan, Shant Verdun
CastKabunyan de Guia, Haruhito Ohno, Lopes Nauyac, Kawayan de Guia, Ryoko Ohno, Yoriko Ohno
DIRECTOR
Kidlat Tahimik
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