Filipino costume designer and body painter Eric “Nui” Cabales uses paint, ink, and other media to transform ordinary people into mythical beings. His photographs of these creations are stunning, but this documentary profile of him by Andrea Capranico is too elliptical and abstract. Capranico takes almost the entire running time to connect Cabales, who mourns his father’s death and his uncle’s dying, with the legendary Princess Nabingka, an emigre noble whose homesickness was cured only when her followers painted themselves with images of her beloved native flowers. Subtlety is often underrated, but a tad more exposition here would have been nice. In English and subtitled Tagalog.