30.09. - 09.10.2021

Death in the Land of Encantos Philippines 2007 | 543 min | OV with English subtitles | Black & White | FF 2019

Lav Diaz

LAV DIAZ (*1958 on Mindanao, Philippines) is one of the most influential film-makers of today. Well-known for their long running times and unique style, his works have won prizes at festivals in Venice, Locarno and Berlin. FILMFEST HAMBURG has shown numerous of his films and in 2019 he was a guest in the section »Gegenwartskino im Fokus«.

rated for 0 + years
HYBRID When the world goes out of kilter: a nine-hour plunge into a shattered country and the survivors. In 2006, the Philippine region of Bicol was hit by catastrophe. First came the eruption of the volcano Mayo and a few weeks later a typhoon struck. Thousands were killed in mudslides. Diaz conducted interviews with survivors directly after the storm and interwove the material with a fictional story, in which the poet Benjamin returns to his devastated home country after years away. He manages to find two of his old friends, but has no chance against the destruction of the present and the traumas of the past. In Benjamin’s search and despair, the film densifies into a monumental discourse on the artist and his world.
Original title: Kagadanan Sa Banwaan Ning Mga Engkanto
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Tagalog, Filipino, English
Section: Asia Express
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Lav Diaz
Screenplay: Lav Diaz
Cast: Roeder Camañag, Perry Dizon, Angeli Bayani, Dante Perez, Soliman Cruz, Gemma Cuenca, Sophia Aves, At Maculangan, Jenny Guinto, Amalia Virtucio, Kalila Aguilos, Juan Francisco Peñaranda, Ashleigh Beatrice Peñaranda, Jason Escobel
Producer: Lav Diaz
Director of Photography: Lav Diaz
Production Design: Dante Perez
Editor: Lav Diaz
Sound: 0
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Format: BluRay
German Distributor:
World Sales: Sine Olivia Pilipinas
Production: Sine Olivia Pilipinas
Contact: Hazel Orencio, Sine Olivia Pilipinas:


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