Kidlat Tahimik

Kidlat Tahimik

Known For: Directing · Birthday: 1942-10-03 (78 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Baguio City, Benguet, Philippines

25 Movies

Biography

Eric Oteyza de Guia (born October 3, 1942 in Baguio, Philippines), better known as Kidlat Tahimik (a Tagalog translation of "Lightning Silent"), is a film director, writer and actor whose films are commonly associated with the Third Cinema movement through their critiques of neocolonialism. For his contributions to the development of Philippine independent cinema, he was recognized in 2018 as a National Artist of the Philippines for Film - a conferment which represents the Philippine state's highest recognition for artists.One of the most prominent names in the Filipino film industry, he has garnered various accolades locally and internationally, including a Plaridel honorarium for independent cinema. He is dubbed by fellow filmmakers and critics as the "Father of Philippine Independent Cinema".In recent years, Tahimik has become a noted installation artist with his works exhibited in various public spaces in the Philippines.

Personal Life

Kidlat lives in a 4-storey home in Benguet, the Philippines, with his wife, German artist and writer Katrin De Guia, and their children Kidlat de Guia (or Kidlat Gottlieb Kalayaan), Kawayan Thor Kalayaan, and Kabunian De Guia (or Kabunian Cedric Enrique).In February 2004, a fire was reported to have spread in their home. The family was able to escape safely, but the director's film stock and collection of art and artifacts were destroyed.He owns the vegetarian cafe Oh My Gulay in Baguio, the Philippines.

Movies & TV shows

2019.

1 Movie
Journey

Journey

2019
This is a Filipino omnibus film about three different journeys.

2018.

1 Movie
Kabunyan's Journey to Liwanag

Kabunyan's Journey to Liwanag

2018
Kidlat Tahimik’s son, Kabunyan de Guia, embarks on a journey from his hometown of Baguio to the southern urban city of Davao using an orange minivan and explores other places in the Philippines along ...

2017.

1 Movie
BalikBayan #1: Memories of Overdevelopment Redux VI

BalikBayan #1: Memories of Overdevelopment Redux VI

2017
As the ultimate enfant terrible of Philippine cinema, avant-gardist Kidlat Tahimik refuses to settle on anything, whether it’s the telling of a colonial past, or any version of this film, which he’s b...

2015.

2 Movies
Ode to Dreamers

Ode to Dreamers

2015
A machine capable of recording ideas directly from the mind is invented, and an out-of-work comedian suffering from depression uses it to learn if he still has the gift to make people laugh.
Balikbayan #1: Memories of Overdevelopment Redux III

Balikbayan #1: Memories of Overdevelopment Redux III

2015
Magellan, the famous navigator, met his untimely death in the Philippines before he could circumnavigate the globe. Ironically, it was his slave and translator Enrique who most likely was the first to...

2010.

1 Movie
Philippine New Wave: This Is Not a Film Movement

Philippine New Wave: This Is Not a Film Movement

2010
Documentary profiling the directors involved in the loose Philippine New Wave filmmaking movement.

2006.

3 Movies
Video-Palaro: The Video Diaries of Kidlat Tahimik

Video-Palaro: The Video Diaries of Kidlat Tahimik

2006
Produced over 15 years for the JVC-sponsored Tokyo Video Festival, Tahimik’s Video Diaries offers a lovely set of accents to his longer 16mm films. Tropes and themes that recur throughout the director...
Our Film-Grimage to Guimaras

Our Film-Grimage to Guimaras

2006
Documentary about an oil spill near the Philippines
BUBONG! Roofs of the World! Unite!

BUBONG! Roofs of the World! Unite!

2006
Experimental documentary about roof-making.

2005.

1 Movie
Some More Rice

Some More Rice

2005
Essay film about rice farming and Kurosawa's Seven Samurai.

2003.

1 Movie
Holy Wood

Holy Wood

2003
Film about rice farmers.

1998.

1 Movie
José Rizal

José Rizal

1998
Accused of treason, Dr. Jose P. Rizal awaits trial and meets with his colonial government-appointed counsel, Luis Taviel de Andrade. The two build the case and arguments for the defense as significant...

1996.

1 Movie
Japanese Summers of a Filipino Fundoshi

Japanese Summers of a Filipino Fundoshi

1996
Kidlat Tahimik, a director and performer, sought to recreate relations between the body and filmed image seen through "Asian eyes." This groundbreaking project took the form of a documentary which Mr....

1995.

2 Movies
Our Bomb Mission in Hiroshima

Our Bomb Mission in Hiroshima

1995
An unexploded bomb that the Americans dropped in the Philippines in their war against the Japanese was found in a river. It was transformed into a bell by the Ifugaos and sent back to Japan. This time...
Celebrating the Year 2021, Today

Celebrating the Year 2021, Today

1995
A man plants trees around the world.

1994.

1 Movie
Why Is Yellow the Middle of the Rainbow?

Why Is Yellow the Middle of the Rainbow?

1994
Why is Yellow the Middle of the Rainbow? is an epic film diary that spanned the 1980s. Because of the sheer volume of ground it covers, this film defies summary, even though it is unique. It also serv...

1992.

1 Movie
Orbit 50: Letters to My 3 Sons

Orbit 50: Letters to My 3 Sons

1992
Short film about the sons of the director.

1991.

1 Movie
Takedera mon amour: Diary of a Bamboo Connection

Takedera mon amour: Diary of a Bamboo Connection

1991
Documentary about the meaning of bamboo.

1984.

1 Movie
Memories of Overdevelopment

Memories of Overdevelopment

1984
A philippine slave travels around the world. An early version of the story Tahimik used for Balikbayan.

1981.

2 Movies
Turumba

Turumba

1981
Set in a tiny Philippine village, the inimitable Kidlat Tahimik's film focuses on a family that makes paper-mache animals to sell during the traditional Turumba festivities. One year, a department sto...
I am Blushing

I am Blushing

1981
"I am blushing" - Swedish comedy about a film crew traveling to the Philippines to find environments for a movie.

1980.

1 Movie
Yan Ki Made in Hongkong

Yan Ki Made in Hongkong

1980
Documentary about the working poor in Hongkong.

1979.

2 Movies
Who Invented the Yoyo? Who Invented the Moon Buggy?

Who Invented the Yoyo? Who Invented the Moon Buggy?

1979
Stuck in the German lands of “Yodelburg,” our hero Kidlat dreams of space and muses on humanity’s endless capacity for creativity, whether on the moon or at home in the Philippines. A delightful, self...
Perfumed Nightmare

Perfumed Nightmare

1979
The narrator explains the patterns of daily life in the village. He loves the Voice of America broadcasts and the space program. He formed the Werner von Braun fan club to be part of the developed wor...

1974.

1 Movie
The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser

The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser

1.5
1974
The film follows Kaspar Hauser, who lived the first seventeen years of his life chained up in a tiny cellar with only a toy horse to occupy his time, devoid of all human contact except for a man who w...
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