24.9. - 3.10.2020

Season of the Devil Philippines 2017 | 234 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
Pain in melodic form: Lav Diaz condenses the traumas of a nation into an anti-musical. At the end of the 1970s, dictator Marcos rules the Philippines, while in the provinces brutal militias enforce martial law. Lorena runs a clinic for the poor. She gets in the sights of the soldateska and disappears. Her husband, the poet Hugo, searches for her and finds only a broken community apathetically vegetating, in constant fear of soldiers, communist rebels and mythological creatures. Against the backdrop of such terrible events – all real incidents – the spoken word fails and Diaz has his characters sing. Thus he creates a bloodcurdling lamento on the eternal destiny of his home country.
Orig. Title: Ang Panahon Ng Halimaw
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Original language: Filipino
Section: Asia Express
Director: Lav Diaz
Screenplay: Lav Diaz
Cast: Piolo Pascual, Shaina Magdayao, Pinky Amador, Bituin Escalante, Hazel Orencio, Joel Saracho, Bart Guingona, Angel Aquino, Lilit Reyes, Don Melvin Boongaling, Noel Sto. Domingo, Ian Lomongo
Producer: Bianca Balbuena,Bradley Liew
Sprachfassung: OV with English subtitles
Music: Lav Diaz
Director of Photography: Larry Manda
Production Design: Popo Diaz
Editor: Lav Diaz
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Films Boutique
Production: Globe Studios; Epicmedia Productions Inc; Sine Olivia Pilipinas
Contact: Rūta Švedkauskaitė, Films Boutique:


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