Perfumed Nightmare by Kidlat Tahimik
Kidlat Tahimik in person! Free Screening
Tahimik’s first feature caused a sensation at its debut at the Berlinale in 1977. In this strikingly engaging hybrid film, Tahimik stars as a jeepney driver who is also president of a Wernher von Braun fan club. Setting off in search of the legendary/notorious rocket scientist with dreams of becoming an astronaut, the aspiring cosmic explorer finds himself in Munich and Paris, embroiled in a series
of adventures he could never have imagined and observing culture clashes and the seductive dreams of technological modernization along the way. Already displaying its maker’s sharp wit and penchant for drawing deeper meanings out of cultural habits, The Perfumed Nightmare is an ironic and insightful voyage into cross-cultural assumptions and misunderstandings.