1972 auf den Philippinen. Mysteriöse Dinge passieren in einem entlegenen Viertel. Heultöne kommen aus einem Wald, Kühe werden zu Tode gehackt, ein Mann verblutet an einer Straßenecke zu Tode und es werden Häuser angezündet.
Dieser Film läuft zur Zeit nicht auf MUBI, dafür aber 30 andere großartige Filme. Schau hier, welche es sind Läuft gerade
The black and white photography is marvellous. Also the incredible slowness of the movie and the work with simple sounds: Staring at landscapes for several minutes, listening to the wind, the rain and the rustle of grass and watching how somebody very slowy shows up and comes to the foreground, or seeing a hut burning and listening to the cracking noises of the burning wood can change our ways of perception.
A modern masterpiece, I thought Melancholia was very good but this just breaks straight past that and into a different realm. A beautiful, poetic and compassionate and sorrowful look at the pain the Filipino nation have endured throughout the 20th Century and scars that has created on the country. Some of the closing scenes are almost too much to handle, emotionally speaking. Extremely stirring and haunting. 5/5
This should be seen at an art gallery. This movie has the static shots that you often see in art videos. You show it in a room with floor to ceiling projection, and on up to 3 walls simultaneously. Group the shots according to sounds or environments. Make it an immersive and interactive experience.
This is a gorgeously-shot meditation on life in the Philippines. I love the way Lav Diaz uses the camera in the cinema of attractions tradition. Actors often move in and out of the still frame—an effort by the crew to not only subtly acknowledge the filmmaking process, but also emphasize the omnipresence of the natural world. The sound design is exceptional and enthralling.
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.