17.09.2023 | A TALE OF FILIPINO VIOLENCE (PH 2022, Lav Diaz)

PH 2022, D: Lav Diaz, A: John Lloyd Cruz, Shaina Magdayao, Hazel Orencio, 412’, original with english subtitles, DCP

“[T]hey always label my works as long film, slow cinema or, even, comatose cinema, then, why not a sine-nobela (film-novel). My works were and are, actually, written freely like novels or long poems”, says director Lav Diaz. His new, seven-hour-long film-novel tells of the omnipresent violence in his Filipino homeland in black and white pictures. Set during the peak of Ferdinand Marcos dictatorship (1973-74), we follow Servando Monzon III facing up to the traumas of his generation. The adaption of Ricardo Lee’s short story is more than a film about history: it is a parable that reaches back to the Spanish conquest and extends into contemporary times.

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