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51th Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Busong

Fortnight 2011, Feature film, 1h35

Synopsis

Busong is the indigenous Palawan concept of Fate or instant Karma. Nature reacts instantly to man’s disrespect of nature and other men. Punay was born with wounds in her feet so that she cannot step on the earth. Her brother, Angkarang, carries her through a hammock, as he searches the changing landscape of Palawan in hoping to find a healer who can cure Punay. Different people help him carry his sister along the way- a woman looking for her husband, a fisherman who lost his boat and a young man who is searching for himself- and each one meets their fate. The first Palawanon indigenous film.

Director

Auraeus Solito

Auraeus Solito comes from a lineage of Shaman-Kings from the Palawan tribe. He is one of the first born outside of his tribal land. He is one of the leading independent filmmakers from the Philippines. His first feature film « The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros » won 15 international awards.

Alessandra de Rossi
Bonivie Budao
Clifford Banagale
Dax alejandro
Mina Tesorio
Rodrigo Santikan
Vincent Magbanua

Screenplay
Kanakan-Balintagos, Henry Burgos

Image
Louie Quirino

Sound
Diwa de Leon

Editing
Chuck Gutierrez

Music
Diwa de Leon

Set decoration
Endi “Hai” Balbuena

Production

Solito Arts Productions
329-A Sta Teresita St, Sampaloc
1008 Manila – Philippines
Tél : +63 2 735 9135
auraeus_solito@yahoo.com

Co-production

Cinemalaya (Philippines)
Alternative Vision Cinema (Philippines)
Voyage Films Studio (Philippines)

Presse / press

Emilie Imbert – Relations Presse
Tél :  +33 9 54 26 31 17
Cell : +33 6 71 88 27 65
relationspresse@eimbert.com
s.lisima@eimbert.com

 

Title in Original Version : Palawan Destin