BLANKA

By Kohki HASEI

THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - as FEST

Drama - Completed 2015

Searching for a mother, finding a friend

Festivals
& Awards

Venice - Biennale 2015
Busan - BIFF/APM 2015
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Drama, Family, Children's
    • Countries
    • ITALY, JAPAN, PHILIPPINES
    • Languages
    • FILIPINO
    • Duration
    • 77 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Kohki HASEI
    • Writer(s)
    • Kohki HASEI
    • Producer(s)
    • Flaminio ZADRA (Dorje Film)
    • Synopsis
    • 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.
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