Director: Carlo Enciso Catu • Philippines
Jaypee, a high school student from a rural town in the Philippines, sees his world open up when he befriends the “King of Poets,” an elderly local celebrity fighting to preserve the dying art of poetry in Kapampangan, one of the country’s local languages. Over long nights on the porch, a tender intergenerational bond forms in this celebration of a vibrant culture’s poetic legacy that pulses with local color.
Language: Kapampangan, Tagalog
Run Time: 89 Min.
Festival Program: World Cinema