K’NA, THE DREAMWEAVER

By Ida DEL MUNDO

TBA STUDIOS / TUKO FILM PRODUCTIONS INC. - as SALES All rights, World / PROD / FIN

Drama - Completed 2014

When K'na, a young T'boli princess, becomes a dreamweaver, she has the chance to weave together her village's warring clans. But will she give up true love to do so?

Festivals
& Awards

CINEMALAYA 2014
SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
CINEMALAYA 2014
NEW BREED CATEGORY - BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Southeast Asian Film Festival 2014
Official Selection
Asian Film Festival - Atlanta 2015
Official Selection
Filipino Film Festival - Honolulu 2015
Official Selection
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Drama, Romance
    • Countries
    • PHILIPPINES
    • Languages
    • FILIPINO
    • Duration
    • 85 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ida DEL MUNDO
    • Producer(s)
    • Fernando ORTIGAS (Tuko Film Productions Inc.), Eduardo ROCHA (Buchi Boy Entertainment)
    • Synopsis
    • K’na is a T’boli princess growing up amidst a century-old clan war, which has separated the T’bolis into two villages on the North and South banks of Lake Sebu. At a young age, K’na, is trained in the art of weaving t’nalak, a traditional cloth with designs granted through dreams by the goddess of abaca. When K’na becomes the village’s dreamweaver, her father, the datu, decides to put an end to the warring clans of Lake Sebu once and for all by arranging a marriage between K’na and Kagis, the heir to the throne of the North. Meanwhile, K’na has fallen in love with Silaw, a childhood friend whose family supplies the finest abaca fibers to the dreamweavers. Silaw leaves love messages for her by tying abaca threads to a tree outside K’na’s window. As the wedding grows near, a revolution brews among those who do not believe in the joining of the two royal clans. On the night before the wedding, a battle ensues on the lake. Silaw – who is among the rebels – is about to be slain by the enemy, but Kagis steps in to save him. Because of this, K’na agrees to marry Kagis and put an end to the fighting.

      Years later, K’na dreams of Silaw. She weaves this dream into her t’nalak and decides to cross the lake to her hometown to offer the cloth to the people of her village. Upon her return, she learns that Silaw had taken his life shortly after her marriage. The villagers, however, have carried on his secret proclamation of love. The trees in the village are laden with thousands of red abaca threads.
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