30.09. - 09.10.2021

The Halt Philippines, France 2019 | 279 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
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.
Original title: Ang Hupa
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Filipino, English
Section: Asia Express
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Lav Diaz
Screenplay: Lav Diaz
Cast: Piolo Pascual, Joel Lamangan, Shaina Magdayao, Hazel Orencio
Producer: Lav Diaz
Director of Photography: Lav Diaz, Daniel Uy
Production Design: Lav Diaz
Editor: Lav Diaz
Sound: 0
Costume design:
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Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Indie Sales
Production: Spring Films; Sine Olivia Pilipinas
Contact: Clément Chautant, Indie Sales:


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