Director: LAV DIAZ
Taking leave from their jobs at a gold mine, three workers journey to their home village on foot through the spectacular yet unforgiving wilderness of the mythical island of Hugaw. As time passes and their conversations intensify, buried histories emerge and a sense of psychosis invades the scene. The movie follows the lives of three Filipino mine workers as well as exposing the corruption of government authorities and questioning the notion of humanity.
Lav Diaz (1958) studied cinema in the Mowelfund Film Institute in Manila. Starting out as a rock musician, novelist and screenwriter, he directed several shorts and documentaries before making his first feature film. Although he had been making films since the late 90s Diaz didn’t attract much public attention outside of the Philippines and the festival circuit until the release of Kagadanan Sa Banwaan Ning Mga Engkanto (2007), Melancholia (2008) and Norte, the end of History (2013). His filmography also includes From What is Before (2014), A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery (2015) and The Woman Who Left (2016).
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