Nomination Details

Ceremony Year 2018

Nomination Detail

The lorph people live for centuries, spending their days weaving a special cloth fabric called Hibiol, which serves as a chronical of the passing of time. While they maintain their youthful appearance, they are forbidden from ever loving another. When the peace of their existence is threatened by those who want the secret of their long lives, the young orphan Maquia escapes. As she wanders the land alone, she discovers another orphaned baby and chooses to raise him. However, as the boy grows and ages, their differences get thrown into sharp contrast. As Ariel ages, they must both discover their inner strength and fight to save the ones they love.


The Asia Pacific Screen Academy expresses its respect for and acknowledgement of the South East Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of country, including the custodial communities on whose land works are created and celebrated by the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. We acknowledge the continuing connection to land, waters and communities. We also pay our respects to Elders, past and emerging. We recognise the integral role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and First Nations peoples continue to play in storytelling and celebration spaces.

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