24.9. - 3.10.2020

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

Lav Diaz

LAV DIAZ (*1958) is one of today’s most influential film-makers. His films, known for their length and unique style, have won prizes in Venice, Locarno and Berlin. FILMFEST HAMBURG showed his films From What Is Before (FF2014) and The Woman Who Left (FF2016).

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.
Orig. Title: Kagadanan Sa Banwaan Ning Mga Engkanto
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Original language: Tagalog, Filipino, English
Section: Asia Express
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
Sprachfassung: OV with English subtitles
Director of Photography: Lav Diaz
Production Design: Dante Perez
Editor: Lav Diaz
Commissioning Editor:
Format: BluRay
German Distributor:
World Sales: Sine Olivia Pilipinas
Production: Sine Olivia Pilipinas
Contact: Hazel Orencio, Sine Olivia Pilipinas:


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