Country : Philippines
Titles : Star (Tokwifi)
Genres : Fantasy, Folk Sci-fi
Year : 2019
Time : 20 min.
Director : Carla Pulido Ocampo
Actor : drienne Vergara (Laura Blancaflor), Kurt "Ayeo-eo" Lumbag Alalag (Limmayug)
As Limmayug carries firewood back to his home village, something falls from the sky: a 1950s television, with a hysterical showbiz star trapped inside it. She is Laura Blancaflor. The frightened man saves the television – nay, saves Laura – from the flames of the impact.
Worlds apart in their language and methods, the two try their best to engage each other. But for Limmayug, an indigenous man from an off-the-grid mountain town, Laura’s TV talk seems too contrived and, alas, during commercial breaks, uncontrollably tactless as well.