Lav Diaz at IFFR
Lav DIAZ (1958, Philippines) has been labelled "the ideological father of the New Philippine Cinema" by the Venice Film Festival. His breakthrough came with the five-hour feature Batang West Side (2002), which won prizes at the film festivals of Brussels and Singapore. Since his 630-minute-long Evolution of a Filipino Family (2004), many of Diaz's films have been shown at IFFR. From What Is Before (2014) won The Golden Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival and The Woman Who Left (2016) won a Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.
(selection) Serafin Geronimo, kriminal ng barrio concepcion/Criminal of Barrio Concepcion (1998), Burger Boys (1999), Hubad sa ilalim ng buwan/Naked Under the Moon (1999), Batang West Side/West Side Kid (2002), Hesus rebolusyonaryo/Jesus, Revolutionary (2002), Ebolusyon ng isang pamilyang Pilipino/Evolution of a Filipino Family (2004), Heremias - unang aklat: ang alamat ng prinsesang bayawak/Heremias - Book One: The Legend of the Lizard Princess (2006), Kagadanan sa banwaan ning mga engkanto/Death in the Land of Encantos (2007), Melancholia (2008), Babae ng hangin/Woman of the Wind (2011), Siglo ng pagluluwal/Century of Birthing (2011), Mula sa kung ano ang noon/From What Is Before (2014), Mga anak ng unos/Storm Children - Book One (2014, doc), Hele sa hiwagang hapis/A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery (2016), Ang babaeng humayo/The Woman Who Left (2016)