A woman returns to
the village of Kagbunga in the Bikol region carrying the ashes of her only son
via the old train that circles her universe like the tandayag, the primordial
serpent. In a filial act of mourning, she will reckon and reconcile the thin
line that exists between tragedy and transcendence and prove and that even the
most broken life can be restored to its moments.
Photography: Guillermo Abrenica
Designer: Celine Belino, Ryan Cuatrona
Figuracion, K.S. Cordero
Cast: Nora Aunor,
Jess Mendoza, Raffi Banzuela, Jesus Volante, Delia Enverga, Ken Balmes
Cordero is a Bikolnon writer, a cultural worker, an academic, and a filmmaker.
He has won major literary awards including the National Book Awards; the Don
Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature; the National Commission for
Culture and Arts’ Writers Prize; the Madrigal-Gonzales Best First Book Award;
the 2014 and 2016 Gintong Aklat Awards, and Maningning Miclat Poetry Awards
among others. He has translated the works of Rainer Maria Rilke, Jorge Luis
Borges, Franz Kafka, Oscar Wilde and Karel Capek to Bikol and Filipino. For his
first full-length film, Angustia (CinemaOne Originals), the Young Critics
Circle of the Philippines recognized his work as one of the Best First Films in
2013. Hinulid is his second film.