Blanka

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Blanka

Directed by Kohki Hasei

  • Japan, Italy 2015; 75 min
  • Original version: Tagalog
  • Genre: Drama
    • Audience Award - Fribourg IFF

Press Quotes

Hasei's story may be simple but it is warm, unsentimental and has plenty to recommend it, particularly for older children.

Amber WIlkinson, Eye for Film

The film’s tight focus and character exposition is full of depth.

Kamran Ahmed, Next Projection

Gabutero and Millari share a sweet rapport that comes off as natural, which anchors the film in the sweeter side of drama.

Yam Magazine

Though classical in structure and style, the film offers refreshing surprises as it unfolds.

Madison Moore, Cineuropa

A sliver of joy amid the misery rather than a naïve urban fantasy.

Elizabeth Kerr, The Hollywood Reporter

Articles

Blanka: “Why don’t chickens fly if they have wings?”

Madison Moore, Cineuropa

Blanka

Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film

Child's play

Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film

Venice: Blanka Review

Kamran Ahmed, Next Projection

Blanka

Yam Magazine

'Blanka': Busan Review

Elizabeth Kerr, The Hollywood Reporter