Kommander Kulas: The One and Only Concert of the Amazing Kommander Kulas and His Poor Carabao in the Long and Unwinding Road of Kamias

Khavn

IFFR 2011

  • 80'
  • Philippines
  • 2011
Mythological love story by Filipino multi-talent Khavn De La Cruz. Kommander Kulas has a restless night, in which he dreams that he is a giant cockroach. Upon waking, Kulas finds a number of stitches in his chest: his heart seems to have been stolen. With his destitute friend Carabao, Kulas sets off on an adventure that leads the two wandering souls all over the country in search of Kulas’ heart. On the way, they meet various mythological characters. As ever, De La Cruz - who has now made more than seventy short films and some thirty features - shot this film on video, but deviates from his typical experimental style, completely unaffected by film conventions. Kommander Kulas is more controlled than De La Cruz' previous films. Nevertheless, the absurdism the maker himself compares to the films of Chilean cult director Alejandro Jodorowsky is still present. The principal role is played by an itinerant piano.
Director
Khavn
Premiere
World première
Country of production
Philippines
Production Year
2011
Festival Edition
IFFR 2011
Length
80'
Medium
DV cam NTSC
Original title
Kommander Kulas: Ang kaisa-isang konsiyerto ng kagila-gilalas na kommander Kulas at ng kanyang kawawang kalabaw sa walang katapusang kalsada ng kamias
Language
Tagalog
Producer
Khavn
Production Company
Kamias Road, Ltd
Sales
Kamias Road, Ltd
Screenplay
Khavn de la Cruz
Cinematography
Albert Banzon
Editor
Lawrence S. Ang
Production Design
Leonardo De La Cruz
Sound Design
Lawrence S. Ang
Music
Kundiman
Cast
Felbert Go, Celino Caluag
Local Distributor
Hubert Bals Fund