DIRECTOR: KIDLAT TAHIMIK
CAST: MANG FELY, DOLORES SANTAMARIA
The astonishing, freewheeling shot-on-a-shoestring debut of filmmaker-star Kidlat Tahimik follows a young Filipino besotted with space travel and the West as he follows his dreams into Europe and the gumball business. Part documentary, part autobiography, part folk art, this anti-colonialist cri de couer is without doubt “one of the most original and poetic works of cinema made anywhere in the seventies.” – Werner Herzog
Perfumed Nightmare is screening as part of Metrograph A to Z, a collection of films we think everybody should see.