Directed by Kohki Hasei
In this picaresque tale, hardened street kid Blanka forms character-building relationships by way of an unusual friendship with Peter, a blind, busker musician, an apprenticeship with Raul, a fellow hard-bitten street denizen; and a childlike bond with young Sebastian. A wistful exploration of the realities of slum life without being weighed down by melodrama.
Hardened street kid and orphan, Blanka, does her best to save enough money to ‘buy’ a mom. In the hopes of overcoming everyday struggles, she joins forces with a blind musician, discovers her singing talent, and realizes that money can’t buy love. Starring Young Philippine YouTube star, Cydel Gabutero, making her acting debut in this picaresque production.
— Cher Padua
Co-presented by: Asian Pacific Fund
Producer: Flaminio Zadra
Writer: Kohki Hasei
Cinematography: Takeyuki Onishi
Editor: Ben Tolentino
Music: Aska Matsumiya, Alberto Bof and Francis de Veyra
Cast: Cydel Gabutero, Peter Millari, Jomar Bisuyo, Raymond Camacho, Ruby Ruiz