24.9. - 3.10.2020

The Halt Philippines, France 2019 | 279 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
A dictator as buffoon: Lav Diaz presents a manifesto against the authoritarian rulers of his home country and elsewhere. In the year 2034 the Philippines are in chaos. After a volcanic eruption, darkness, disease and the despot Nirvano Navarra rule the land. Drones and soldiers roam the country hunting dissidents: activists, artists, priests, intellectuals. And yet, in the shadows resistance flourishes in the form of people like the partisan Hook, and ways of overthrowing the regime are discussed. Navarra is portrayed as a bloodthirsty clown, a retarded marionette under the control of his security forces. Similarities to current rulers are no coincidence.
Orig. Title: Ang Hupa
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Original language: Filipino, English
Section: Asia Express
Director: Lav Diaz
Screenplay: Lav Diaz
Cast: Piolo Pascual, Joel Lamangan, Shaina Magdayao, Hazel Orencio
Producer: Lav Diaz
Sprachfassung: OV with English subtitles
Director of Photography: Lav Diaz, Daniel Uy
Production Design: Lav Diaz
Editor: Lav Diaz
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Indie Sales
Production: Spring Films; Sine Olivia Pilipinas
Contact: Clément Chautant, Indie Sales:


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