21st Century Cinema
The Headhunter’s Daughter
Directed by Don Josephus Raphael Eblahan • 2022 • Philippines
Starring Ammin Acha-ur, Pablo Quintos
This sublime winner of the Short Film Grand Jury Prize at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival follows Lynn (Ammin Acha-ur), who leaves her family’s remote home behind to traverse the harrowing roads of the Cordilleran highlands in the Philippines and try her luck in the city as a country singer. A dreamlike merging of song and landscape results in an exquisite evocation of a young woman’s creative journey that is at once profoundly intimate and cosmically expansive.
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