Not his first or only short film, but a short film by the master of the extremely long film is something special. The tempo remains slow, yet this silent black-and-white film inevitably culminates in a climax. A man and a woman follow a river. Each on their own. Members of the Aeta tribe dance in an eternal circle around two motionless men. In a forest, human bones are found. As so often in the case of Diaz, the poetry here is political.

Filmmaker
Lav Diaz
Premiere
International premiere
Country
Philippines
Year
2008
Medium
DV cam NTSC
Length
16’
Language
Tagalog
Producer
Lav Diaz
Production Company
Sine Olivia Pilipinas
Sales
Sine Olivia Pilipinas