HILUM

DIR: Don Josephus, Raphael Eblahan . 26 min . USA, Philippines . 2021

sat, 6 nov 17h Estação Net Botafogo 1 INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION #3
sat, 6 nov 19h Festhome TV INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION #3

Hilda teaches her daughter how to cry.
She has just introduced Mona into her world of professional mourning, where women are hired to cry in strangers’ funerals. Mona, a beginner trapped in the world of her mother’s craft, faces the fact that she hasn’t been able to cry for as long as she remembers. After watching her mother and her colleagues cry in one of the paid sessions, she realizes that her mother hasn’t been acting the whole time she has worked the job; she’s been shedding real tears.