Florentina Hubaldo, CTE

  • 2012
  • Philippines
  • 300 min
  • Directed by: Lav Diaz
  • Cast: Hazel Orencio, Kristine Kintana, Noel Sto. Domingo, Willy Fernandez, Joel Ferrer, Brigido Tapales, Dante Perez, Erica Nava, Ana Arienda
  • Language: Tagalog

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Florentina Hubaldo, CTE

In a rural area of the Philippines, a father forces his daughter into prostitution. Somewhere else, two men are embarked on a quest for a buried treasure. 'As no other filmmaker, Lav Diaz is involved with the suffering of the people of the Philippines, with its history of colonialism, corruption and poverty. A philosophical drama about the psychological effects of injustice and arbitrariness'. (Gertjan Zuilhof, programmer, International Film Festival Rotterdam).

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Philippine New Wave

21 Jun 2012

A closer look at the spirited, ambitious and brilliantly diverse films emerging from the Philippines

The largest of several new sections introduced into the EIFF programme this year by new artistic director Chris Fujiwara, Philippine New Wave also looks like being by far the most exciting. Aside from their country of origin, what the 11 features (and…

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