Florentina Hubaldo, CTE

  • 366'
  • Philippines
  • 2012
Few filmmakers make films as long as those of Lav Diaz. Six hours is not even particularly long within his oeuvre. He has films to his name that are twice that long. And even fewer filmmakers would want to reshoot a film they’ve already made. Yet that’s what happened here. Lav Diaz shot a first version of Florentina Hubaldo, CTE in 2009 (when it was still called Agonistes, Myth of a Nation). Once he had a HD camera, he decided to shoot the film again. Another long film. Back to distant and inhospitable locations. It says a lot about this filmmaker's commitment that he does not make life easy for himself when telling his epic social dramas.
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a progressive degenerative disease found in individuals who have been subjected to multiple concussions and other forms of head injury. A variant of the condition, dementia pugilistica (DP), is primarily associated with boxing.
Individuals with CTE may show symptoms of dementia such as memory loss, aggression, confusion and depression which may appear within months of the trauma or many decades later.


Director
Lav Diaz
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
Philippines
Production Year
2012
Festival Edition
IFFR 2012
Length
366'
Medium
File
Language
Tagalog
Producer
Lav Diaz
Production Company
Sine Olivia Pilipinas
Sales
Sine Olivia Pilipinas
Screenplay
Lav Diaz
Cinematography
Lav Diaz
Editor
Lav Diaz
Production Design
Dante Perez
Sound Design
Willy Fernandez
Cast
Hazel Orencio, Dante Perez, Kristine Kintana
Local Distributor
Hubert Bals Fund