Kidlat Tahimik


Kidlat Tahimik (Filipinas / Philipines, 1942). Es considerado el “abuelo” del cine independiente filipino. Nació en Baguio, bajo el nombre de Eric de Guia, pero adoptó el nombre de Kidlat Tahimik que en tagalog (lengua filipina) significa “relámpago tranquilo”. Antes de dedicarse al cine realizó un Master in Business Administration en la tradicional Wharton University de Philadelphia y trabajó como investigador en la Organización para la Cooperación y el Desarrollo Económico (OCDE). Para su primer film, Perfumed Nightmare (1977), logra el apoyo de Werner Herzog, Francis Ford Coppola y Susan Sontag. Sus películas se asocian con el movimiento del Tercer Cine y el Cine Imperfecto, así como una crítica al neocolonialismo. / He is considered the gran-dfather of independent Philippine film. Born in Baguio
under the name Eric de Guia, he adopted the name Kidlat Tahimik that, in Tagalog (the Philippine language), means, “calm lightening”. Before he dedicated himself to film he finished a Masters program in Business Administration at Wharton University in Philadelphia and worked as a researcher for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). For his first film, Perfumed Nightmare (1977), he received the help from Werner Herzog, Francis Ford Coppola and Susan Sontag. His films are associated with the Third Cinema and Imperfect Cinema movement, which are a critic of neocolonialism.


Films: Memories of Overdevelopment (1980-2016), Roofs of the World! UNITE! (2006), Our Film-Grima-
ge to Guimaras (2006), Some More Rice (2005), Japanese Summers of a Filipino Fundoshi (1996), Why
is Yellow Middle of Rainbow? (1994), Orbit 50: Letters to My 3 Sons (1992), Who invented the Yoyo?
Who invented the Moon Buggy? (1982), Turumba (1981), Perfumed Nightmare (1977).