Director: Kohki Hasei
Screening time: 09.04.2017. 11:00
Screening location: Kino Europa
Runtime: 77 min
Awards: World Premiere: Venice Biennale College Cinema 2015; Asian Premiere: Busan IFF 2015; Laterna Magica (CGS) Award - Venice IFF 2015; „Sorriso diverso Venezia 2015“ for Best film in a Foreign Language - Venice IFF 2015
Searching for a mother, finding a friend
11-year old Blanka survives alone in Manila begging and stealing from tourists. She dreams of buying a mom. But she has to make countless efforts in order to collect enough money. An opportunity arises when she meets Peter, a 55-year old blind street musician, who teaches Blanka how to sing. Concerned with Blanka‘s well-being however, Peter decides to take her to an orphanage, something which, when she finds out, makes her run away, and face the dangers of the streets once again.