From What is Before – Cinema Galeries

From What is Before

Directed byLav Diaz, starringPerry Dizon, Hazel Orencio, Liryc Paolo Dela Cruz
  • SUBTITLES EN
  • Duration 339
  • Prices 9.00 €, 7.00 €, 6.50 €, 6.00 €
  • Moderator ticket Article 27, Arsène 50
  • Abonnement Carte 5 places, UGC Unlimited

Introducing

“Filipino auteur Lav Diaz explores the beginning of the end of his home country’s traditional values in his most overtly political film yet” – The Hollywood Reporter

Synopsis

The Philippines, 1972. Mysterious things are happening in a remote barrio. Wails are heard from the forest, cows are hacked to death, a man is found bleeding to death at the crossroad and houses are burned.

Introducing

“Filipino auteur Lav Diaz explores the beginning of the end of his home country’s traditional values in his most overtly political film yet” – The Hollywood Reporter

Synopsis

The Philippines, 1972. Mysterious things are happening in a remote barrio. Wails are heard from the forest, cows are hacked to death, a man is found bleeding to death at the crossroad and houses are burned.

In terms of the competition awards winners, a well-deserved Golden Leopard (Pardo d’ore) went to Lav Diaz’s From What Is Before (Mula sa kung ano ang noon), a visually stunning, emotionally arresting, politically pointed five-hour-and-forty-minute exploration of rural life and its decline in early 1970s Philippines.
J. FISHER. Senses of cinema
Unfolding over five-and-a-half hours and filmed in his typical long take, carefully modulated style, From What Is Before continues to confirm and refine both Diaz’s classical and transformative sensibilities.
J. CRONIK. FANDOR