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LUMINARIES
7.6
/10
171 Ratings

THE HALT

Ang Hupa

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Directed by Lav Diaz
Philippines, 2019
Sci-Fi
      Tagalog
      English & 4 more
      NOT RATED

Synopsis

Manila, 2034. Volcanic eruptions have obscured the sun and a crazed dictator rules while the military carry out summary executions. In these dark times, two female Special Forces officers are in love and cross paths with a former history teacher who is now a silently suffering call girl.

Our take

Ulitizing and subverting melodramatic conventions, Lav Diaz’s 5-hour dystopia feels strangely prophetic and contemporary in its commentary on authoritarian regimes and cavalier approaches to public health. The absurdism is striking, infecting both bumbling government officials and sly opportunists.

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LUMINARIES

Synopsis

Manila, 2034. Volcanic eruptions have obscured the sun and a crazed dictator rules while the military carry out summary executions. In these dark times, two female Special Forces officers are in love and cross paths with a former history teacher who is now a silently suffering call girl.

Our take

Ulitizing and subverting melodramatic conventions, Lav Diaz’s 5-hour dystopia feels strangely prophetic and contemporary in its commentary on authoritarian regimes and cavalier approaches to public health. The absurdism is striking, infecting both bumbling government officials and sly opportunists.

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The HaltDirected byLav Diaz
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Cannes Film Festival
2019

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