This film needs to be seen in its entirety to be fully understood, appreciated, felt. I am sorry that some viewers turned it off after the first 10 or 20 minutes, disturbed or bored by the meditative pace/style. Ultimately, it is a very monumental film, with a hugely important and rich story to tell. My 3rd Lav Diaz, all of them were 5 to 6 hours each, all great. Best seen in a theater if possible.