Elehiya sa Paglimot (An Elegy to Forgetting)Directed by Kristoffer Brugada
- Documentary Features
- 72 mins
- International premiere
An Elegy to Forgetting documents a filmmaker’s experience with his father’s death due to Alzheimer’s disease. Taken from a personal perspective, the filmmaker gives a first-hand look at how his family dealt with his father’s worsening Alzheimer’s disease and eventual death, leading him to realizations about memory, familial relationships, and his own mortality. The film delves into the importance of memories in the human experience – how the ability to remember makes us feel alive, how its power can hold us, and how memory gives us what we need to feel and be human.
Kristoffer Brugada is an independent documentary filmmaker, screenwriter, and professional lecturer at De La Salle University. As a documentary director and producer, Kristoffer has over a decade of experience in Philippine local media and has led several TV documentary productions that have won awards from local and international award-giving bodies such as the George Foster Peabody Award, the New York Festivals, Japan Prize for TV and the Asian TV Awards. His first feature screenplay about the struggles of teachers and students face in conflict-ridden Mindanao entitled Patikul received the top prize in the 2010 Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, and was later realized into film as a finalist in the Director’s Showcase program of Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival, where it won Best Film for Children and the Audience Choice Award.
A Film graduate of the University of the Philippines-Diliman, Kristoffer is now pursuing a master’s degree in Creative Writing in the same university. He has recently finished his first-full length documentary, An Elegy to Forgetting, and is in post production for his short documentary film Bullet-Laced Dreams, which won the If/Then Prize given by Tribeca Film Institute and the Best Pitch Award from Colors of Asia – Tokyo Docs Pitching Forum. His latest film, Dreaming of My Homeland, aired on NHK World’s documentary program Inside Lens last September 2019.