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Century of Birthing

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Directed by Lav Diaz
Philippines, 2011
  • Filipino
  • English
It's About Time: The Cinema of Lav Diaz


An artist struggles to finish his work. A storyline about a cult plays in his head: Fundamentalism will destroy the world. The artist’s muse is endangered by his process. Will he redeem her, in the end?

Our take

Like some of the best 19th-century novelists, Lav Diaz is a genius at interweaving multiple stories to create a truly expanded canvas of characters, landscapes and social and political struggle. In this masterpiece, three strands oppose each other and then, in an impressive arc, fall into parallel.

Century of Birthing Directed by Lav Diaz

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