Sun, Nov. 12, 2017
A meditative reworking of Tolstoy’s “God Sees the Truth But Waits.” Lav Diaz’s noir opus in 2016 bagged the Golden Lion prize at the 73rd Venice Film Festival. The female protagonist, Horacia (Charo Santos) wrestles herself with reintegration, vengeance, and transcendence after being wrongfully incarcerated for three decades. The film runs nearly 4 hours and is considered the most succinct yet compassionate narrative of the master filmmaker to date.
John Lloyd Cruz