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PHILIPPINES | 234 minutes | 2018

A protest film, musical saga and historical tragedy all in one, the new outing by the Filipino filmmaker follows a handful of characters – revolutionaries and their persecutors – all of them victims of the martial law imposed by Ferdinand Marcos in the 1970s. Shot in black and white and featuring close to thirty songs, all composed by Lav Diaz himself, this new, ambitious, masterfully structured film is a powerful, wrenching work, a political lampoon celebrating resistance. Over its nearly four-hour run time, the director proves yet again that not only is he a true artist, he’s also a great humanist. CANADIAN PREMIERE


Friday October 5, 2018

Program #37
Cineplex Odeon Quartier SALLE 16

Tuesday October 9, 2018

Program #152
Cinémathèque - Salle Principale

Lav Diaz

No biography

2018 Ang panahon ng halimaw
2016 The Woman who left
2016 Ang araw bago ang wakas (Short)
2016 Hele sa hiwagang hapis
2015/III Fragment
2014 Mga anak ng unos (Documentary)
2014 Mula sa kung ano ang noon
2013 Prologo sa ang dakilang desaparacido (Short)
2013 Venice 70: Future Reloaded (Documentary)
2013 Ang alitaptap (Short)
2013 Norte, hangganan ng kasaysayan
2012 Pagsisiyasat sa gabing ayaw lumimot (Documentary)
2012 Florentina Hubaldo, CTE
2011 Siglo ng pagluluwal
2011 Elehiya sa dumalaw mula sa himagsikan
2009 Walang alaala ang mga paru-paro (Short)
2009 Eo-ddeon bang-moon (segment "Butterflies Have No Memories")
2009 Purgatorio (Short)
2008 Melancholia
2007 Kagadanan sa banwaan ning mga engkanto
2006 Heremias: Unang aklat - Ang alamat ng prinsesang bayawak
2006 Imahe nasyon (segment "Nang Matapos Ang Ulan")
2004 Ebolusyon ng isang pamilyang Pilipino
2002 Hesus, rebolusyunaryo
2001 Batang West Side
1999 Burger Boy's
1999 Hubad sa ilalim ng buwan
1998 Serafin Geronimo: Ang kriminal ng Baryo Concepcion

distribution and credits

  • Editing Lav Diaz
  • Cinematographer Larry Manda
  • Screenplay Lav Diaz
  • Cast Pinky Amador, Piolo Pascual


  • Films Boutique
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