Blanka | TIFF

Blanka

Blanka (Italy, Japan, Philippines)

Directed by:
Kohki Hasei
Duration:
12h:00m
TIFF edition:
2016
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Synopsis:

11-year old Blanka survives alone in Manila begging and stealing from tourists. She dreams of buying a mom. But she has to make countless efforts in order to collect enough money. She meets Peter, a blind street musician, who teaches Blanka how to sing. Concerned with Blanka‘s well-being however, Peter decides to take her to an orphanage, something which, when she finds out, makes her run away, and face the dangers of the streets once again.

Festivals:
Venice 2015, Busan 2015, Calcutta 2015, Göteborg 2016
 
Premii:
Lanterna Magica Award - Venice 2015
 
Trailer:
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